The tuna melt is truly an old time favorite sandwich and today I really craved one. I decided to create a healthier variation of this classic sandwich by adding veggies and substituting mayonnaise with Vegenaise. ( I got it at Whole foods)
It’s not easy to please a Dutchie if it comes to a mayonnaise alternative, but I was pleasantly surprised with how close the Vegenaise flavor comes to my favorite Dutch Mayo! It’s egg-free and all natural made with expeller-pressed canola oil, brown rice syrup and apple cider vinegar and contains omega-3 fatty acids, which turns me into an even bigger fan!
Tuna is a solid source op protein, which is a vital component in any diet as it’s designed to help build muscle tissue and lose body fat. Canned tuna is cheap and fast to prepare and virtually carb- and fat free! Did I mention tuna is good source of Omega-3 as well ??LOL!! Tuna has it all!
I usually make this sandwich with young Gouda cheese but since I was out of Gouda I made it with a slice of Brie, which turned out to be delicious!!!!
- 1 can tuna in water, drained
- 1 tbsp red onion
- ¼ cup red bell pepper
- 1½ tbsp vegenaise
- 2 slices whole wheat bread or naan bread
- 2 slices cheddar/ young gouda/ Brie cheese
- 1 piece collard greens
- 1 small carrot
- * Salt & pepper
- Put the tuna in a bowl
- Finely chop the red union and the bell pepper and mix it in the tuna.
- Season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
- Stir in the Vegenaise
- Toast the bread and put two slices of cheese on it. If you like to melt the cheese put it in a heated oven for a minute or two ☺
- Place the collard green on top of the cheese
- Cut a small carrot in half and lay them on each side of the slice of bread.
- Add the tuna salad and place the other half piece of bread on top.
- Take a bit bite and…. Enjoy! ☺
- You can make two sandwiches with this amount of tuna salad