Air Fryer Tuna Melt

Air Fryer Tuna melt has a few easy to follow steps for a crispy crunchy deli style sandwich made in the comfort of your own home.  The Convection of the Air Fryer is perfect for toasting the bread and enhances both the eye appeal of the sandwich and unlocking the flavors of the bread. Use the melted cheese to lock in the juices of the tuna salad and maintain the toasted integrity of the rye bread. Serve this sandwich standalone of with your favorite chips, salad, fries or vegetable. This is perfect for a love me comfort sandwich in the middle of the day or to make an affordable filling meal any time.

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In a medium size bowl: add tuna, mayonnaise, purple onion, fresh dill, dijon mustard, lemon juice and mix.

Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Tuna Salad

Preheat the air fryer to 370°F. Generously coat both sides of the sliced bread with cooking spray.

Place the bread in the air fryer and toast for 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden.

Remove one slice of the bread and set aside.

Place a slice of cheese on the bread remaining in the air fryer.

Then add layer of tuna salad

Then another slice of cheese.

Cook for 30 seconds or until the top layer of cheese has melted.

Put the removed slice of bread back in the air fryer atop the melted cheese. (Place the darkest toasted side down)

Air fry for 7-8 minutes (flip after 5 minutes). 

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Air Fryer Tuna Melt

A full meal in the palm of your hand.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices rye bread ¾" thick
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • cooking spray I used avocado oil spray

Tuna Salad

  • 2 cans (5 oz each) solid white tuna drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped purple onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice about ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill or 1 tsp
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp pickle relish
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size bowl: add tuna, mayonnaise, purple onion, fresh dill, dijon mustard, pickle relish, lemon juice and mix. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°F. Generously coat both sides of the sliced bread with cooking spray. Place the bread in the air fryer and toast for 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Remove one slice of the bread and set aside. Place a slice of cheese on the bread remaining in the air fryer, then add layer of tuna salad then another slice of cheese (gently press final layer of cheese against tuna salad to remove all air pockets, this will prevent the cheese from flying off during convection). Cook for 30 seconds or until the top layer of cheese has melted.
  • Put the removed slice of bread back in the air fryer atop the melted cheese. (Place the darkest toasted side down) Air fry for 7-8 minutes (flip after 5 minutes).  Watch the video for reference.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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    I first posted this salad as a dish partner in a previous video. I received several request to provide the recipe. I appreciate the interest and am happy to provide the video and the instructions below so you can make this tasty salad in your home today. Please let me know if you try it send pictures. If you enjoyed this video please like and share to help spread the word of an eatfoodlicious growing catalogue of recipes.

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    Greek Yogurt Dressing Ingredients

    In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together.

    Mix well.

    Greek Salad Ingredients

    Chopped cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions & cube feta cheese.

    Salad

    Add both olives, red onions, tomatoes.

    Add rest of the salad ingredients.

    Pour the dressing on top of the salad.

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    Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

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    Prep Time 15 mins
    Total Time 15 mins
    Course Appetizer, Salad
    Cuisine Greek
    Servings 6
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    Ingredients
      

    Yogurt Dressing

    • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
    • ½ cup extra virgin oliveo oil
    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • ¾ tsp dried oregano
    • ½ tsp granulated sugar
    • ¼ tsp dried dill weed
    • 2 garlic cloves grated
    • season with salt & pepper to taste

    Salad

    • 1 spring mix bag
    • 1 english cucumber sliced
    • 3.5 – 4 oz feta cheese cut into cubes
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes slice in half
    • ½ cup kalamata olives
    • ½ cup pitted green olive 
    • ½ cup roasted red peppers
    • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
    • 6-8 peperoncino

    Instructions
     

    Yogurt Dressing

    • In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together and mix well.

    Salad

    • Layer all the salad ingredients into the bowl or serving platter.
    • Pour the dressing on top of the salad.
    • Mix and serve.

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      Pork Larb

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      Prep Time 5 mins
      Cook Time 20 mins
      Total Time 25 mins
      Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
      Cuisine Asian
      Servings 4
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      Equipment

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      Ingredients
        

      • 1 lb ground pork
      • 1 tbsp uncooked sticky rice or jasmine rice
      • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 
      • 1 cup mint leaves only
      • 1 cup cilantro chop leaves and top stems
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      • 3 garlic cloves minced
      • 3 shallots minced
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      • salt & pepper to taste

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      Sauce

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      Toast Rice

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        Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

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        Prep Time 10 mins
        Total Time 10 mins
        Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
        Cuisine Asian, Chinese
        Servings 4
        Calories

        Ingredients
          

        • 2 english cucumber or 8 mini cucumbers
        • 2 garlic cloves
        • 2 tbsp soy sauce
        • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
        • 1 tsp sugar
        • 1 tsp sasame oil
        • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

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        Smashed Cucumber

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          Servings 4
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          • 3-4 oz Feta Cheese

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          • 1 garlic cloves minced
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          • ½ tsp black pepper
          • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

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          • Cook the rotini; follow the box instructions for the pasta cook time.
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            5 from 1 vote
            Prep Time 10 mins
            Total Time 10 mins
            Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
            Cuisine American
            Servings 4
            Calories

            Ingredients
              

            • 2 English cucumbers sliced
            • ½ red onion thinly sliced
            • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
            • 1 cup basil chopped/sliced

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