Different tuna salad sandwiches

A tuna salad melt wrap on a plate with grill marks on the tortilla from the pan.I’m not a fish-eater. I don’t care for it or seafood at all. It’s a little bit of a texture issue and a little bit of a smell-based thing. I’ve also eaten fish and been nauseated after. So it’s not for a lack of trying. But one fish I seem to have no issues with is canned tuna, so I try to get it into my diet whenever I can. But plain old tuna salad between two pieces of white bread gets boring sometimes. Here’s what I do to spruce up an old childhood favourite…

Tuna Salad Melt Wrap

Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna (your favourite, drained)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp light mayo
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 English cucumber, peeled and cubed (seeds removed)
  • 3-4 cherry or baby or grape tomatoes, cut up into small pieces
  • 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large wheat flour tortillas

Method

  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients well, adding mayo to your taste. You can cut back on the mayo as you like or add more if you prefer it creamier. Don’t  put too much, though, or it’ll be soggy!
  2. Gently fold in the cucumber, tomatoes and cheese.
  3. On low-medium heat, warm your first tortilla on a grill or grill pan for at least 30 seconds — not enough to crisp it up or brown it, but to make it more pliable.
  4. Remove it from the heat and put half of your mixture in the middle of the tortilla, fold in the sides toward the  middle, then fold  in he bottom edge toward the  middle and roll. Feel free to sprinkle a little (and I mean a little) extra cheese on the top edge just to help the wrap seal once it heats up. This isn’t necessary, though.
  5. Repeat with the second tortilla and remainder of the mixture.
  6. Place your wraps on the grill pan and heat for 1-2 minutes on each side (1-2 mins in total if you’re using a Foreman grill or panini press), just long enough to get some light grill marks.
  7. Cut each wrap on the bias and serve. Each half is a great snack for a few friends, or serve them whole for a good lunch! Feel free to serve with a side of soup, a salad or even just more baby tomatoes/tomato slices.

Don’t have tortillas? Do you have English muffins? Simply toast those up, mix the first 4 ingredients and simply layer with some lettuce, tomato, cheese and cucumber slices. You can do the same with the white bread and simply toast it!

A tuna salad sandwich on an English muffin with cheese, lettuce and tomato

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