Tuna Melt with Melted Pepper Jack

  • 12 Ounces-Tuna-packed in olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons-Red Onion-fine diced
  • 2 Tablespoons-Sundried Tomatoes-fine diced
  • 1 Tablespoon-Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons-Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon-Fresh Parsley-leaves only, chopped
  • To Taste-kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper
  • 4 Slices-French Bread-
  • To Brush-Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ Cups-Pepper Jack Cheese-grated


  1. Preheat oven to high broil with rack in middle of oven.
  2. Brush both sides of bread lightly with oil.
  3. Place on a sheet tray and into oven.
  4. Cook until lightly toasted on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
  5. Remove from oven (leave on) and allow to cool while preparing tuna.
  6. Drain off most of oil from tuna, but not completely.
  7. Place in a bowl with onion, sun dried tomato, lemon juice, mayo and parsley.
  8. Season with salt and both peppers to taste.
  9. Gently fold together until combined.
  10. Evenly distribute tuna on bread and top with cheese.
  11. Place back in oven until cheese is melted and tuna is warmed through, about 2-3 minutes.