These vegan tuna melt sandwiches are 100% irresistible comfort food! Buttery toasted bread, creamy un-tuna salad, and melted cheese. Prepare to be transported to vegan comfort food heaven. Oil-free option.
Preheat a large cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat.
Butter one side of each slice of bread. The buttered sides of the bread will be the outside of the sandwiches. Flip two slices of bread over so the butter sides are down. Spread the unbuttered sides with tuna salad. Arrange cheese on top of the tuna salad, then top with another slice of bread, buttered-side out.
Place the sandwiches in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the undersides are golden brown. It's best to toast these slowly. So keep a close eye on the underside, and lower the heat if needed. Flip the sandwiches, and cook until the cheese is melted and the second sides are golden brown.
Serve immediately while warm and crisp.
For an oil-free tuna melt, skip the butter, and dry-toast the sandwich in the pan. And for the cheese, I recommend the one in this quesadilla recipe.
I used Violife's mature cheddar block and sliced it thinly using a cheese slicer. You could also shred the cheese, but shreds can be a bit messy and hard to deal with.Feel free to use your favorite vegan cheese. Our favorites for this particular recipe are Chao, Violife, and Follow Your Heart. The Daiya block of cheddar is also good (not the shreds).NOTE: nutrition information will vary greatly depending on type of bread and exact amounts of cheese, butter, and tuna salad used.
The Perfect Vegan Tuna Melt https://myquietkitchen.com/vegan-tuna-melt/