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I had a hankering for an avocado tuna melt today, but since I'm trying to avoid bread, I wondered if a corn tortilla would work. It certainly did, and exceeded my expectations for flavor and enjoyment. It also took a decent chunk of calories out of a meal already fairly well laden with them , at just 40 calories for the corn tortilla compared to 180 for two slices of regular bread. And using the corn tortilla also cut down on the amount of tuna and avocado I could use, so that worked in my caloric favor, too!

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 corn tortilla
  • tuna (your choice - yellow or albacore)
  • mayonnaise or your preferred prep method
  • avocado
  • 1 slice of white cheese - provolone, Swiss, havarti, etc

Step 2: Prepare Tuna

I like my tune mixed with a little mayo, and my new favorite, a dash of Boar's Head Chipotle Mayo. Yum!

Step 3: Heat Tortilla

I cover tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 10 seconds before I start loading the filling. You can also heat in the pan, but I think the moisture from the microwave method makes for a more cooperative tortilla.

Step 4: Build Tuna Melt

While the tortilla is still warm, start with a slice of cheese - provolone in this case - then a couple of tablespoons of prepared tuna and finally some avocado. I kinda overdid it on the avocado here - but I really like avocado!

Step 5: Grill Your Tuna Melt

Fold your tortilla in half and grill on low heat in a lightly greased pan. You can see I overstuffed mine a bit, and the avocado kept trying to escape, but honestly - it's avocado!

Step 6: Grill Until Lightly Browned

I grill mine about 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly crisp to the touch and golden brown.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!

This made such a great lunch! You can optionally throw in a little hot sauce, too. And you can also use one of the larger gluten free wraps that are now available, as well.

I find tuna and avocado are also good on rice cakes. (tomato slices optional)
<p>Tasty!! Avocado is said to be very good for you and i like it with mayo, have yet to try it with tuna!! Thanks</p>
<p>Looks tasty, to be sure. I LOVE hot melt Tuna and Provolone! However recently there has come into my awareness that there are many impurities in the ingredients that we have come to trust and enjoy all our lives (no fault of the original poster). The soybean oil in the mayo is GMO, the corn in the tortilla is also GMO, the tuna has mercury and so should be limited, and any dairy product is also suspect. So what can we eat that's safe, fer cryin out loud! We need to put pressure on the Senate to vote down the Monsanto protection bill that has just passed the House of Representatives. And we need to vote with our dollars by making different choices.</p>

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