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Garlic Toasted Ciabatta Tuna Melt

This Garlic Toasted Ciabatta Tuna Melt is a savory and delicious comfort-food sandwich. It's easy to make with canned tuna, pickles, swiss cheese and more!
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword canned tuna recipe, how to make a tuna melt, tuna melt recipe, tuna melt sandwich, tuna recipe, tuna salad sandwich recipe, tuna sandwich recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 3561kcal
Author Jenny


  • Oven


  • 1 loaf Ciabatta sliced in half longwise (I picked mine up at Trader Joes, it's wonderful!)
  • 4 tbsp soft butter
  • 1 tsp Lawry's Garlic Seasoning
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 cans albacore tuna drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or however much you prefer
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves fresh


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place ciabatta slices onto a baking sheet, cut side up. Butter both sides with butter, then sprinkle with garlic salt.
  • Top each slice of bread with swiss cheese then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is crusted. Remove from oven.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, pickles, salt and pepper. Place tuna mixture onto bottom slice of bread, top with spinach leaves, then top with the other piece of ciabatta. Slice and eat!


Calories: 3561kcal | Carbohydrates: 220g | Protein: 134g | Fat: 237g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Cholesterol: 390mg | Sodium: 6363mg | Potassium: 1195mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7588IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 6mg