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!!!!
Put the tuna in a bowl.
Finely chop the red union and the bell pepper and mix it in the tuna.
Stir in the Vegenaise.
Season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
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.
Slice a small carrot in two and lay them on opposite sides on the slice of bread.
Add the tuna mixture in the middle of the carrots and place the other piece of bread on top.
Take a BIG bite and…. Enjoy!
1 Whole-wheat naan bread
1 can tuna in water, drained
2 slices of cheddar/ young gouda/ Brie cheese
1 ½ tbsp vegenaisse
1 tbsp red union
¼ cup red bell pepper
1 small carrot
Salt & pepper
drain the water out of the can, I open up the lit, press it down and hold it up side down in the sink; this way the water will run out.