Lunch Time Rut

I get into a lunch time rut. While I feel the world is open to me for dinner and I could have the same breakfast items repeated over-and-over and still be happy, I feel my lunch repertoire is much more limited. I shouldn’t think this, because there are a million different ways to do a sandwich. In my effort to branch out, I ran across this and made it for lunch the other day.

The Avocado Tuna Bacon Melt. Soooo good.

The name gives you almost all the ingredients. The melt is done with Swiss cheese.

Make a quick tuna salad. You can add more flavors here, but I kept it pretty straight forward.

Cook your bacon or use the pre-cooked kind.

Love the fresh avocado!

Top it off and bake or broil.

Open-Faced Avocado-Bacon Tuna Melt

Prep Time: 13 minutes |  Cook Time: 2 minutes  | Servings: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich) | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 (12-ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and halved
  • 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 (0.74-ounce) slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (such as Sargento)


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Spoon tuna mixture evenly over toasted bread slices. Top tuna mixture evenly with bacon, avocado, and cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet.

3. Bake at 425° for 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Serve with: Spicy Sweet Potato Fries


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Categories: Cheese, Lunch, Main Dish, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Seafood, Vegetable

Author:The Ranting Chef

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28 Comments on “Lunch Time Rut”

  1. June 8, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    My, that looks so good! So many good things on one sandwich. You’re out of the rut!


  2. June 8, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I tend to have the same old few things at lunchtime too … now you’ve inspired me to think outside the box.


  3. June 8, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    My stomach’s growling reading this. I’d settle for just an avocado right now, lol!


  4. June 8, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Oh WOW – this has got to be done – and we have all the ingredients in the fridge!!!


  5. June 8, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    That looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it.


  6. June 8, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    This looks amazing. May warrant a reblog..


  7. June 8, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    LOVE this recipe. I reposted it on my blog as well. I wait to try it!


  8. June 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Swiss cheese is the best!


  9. June 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Wow! they look amazing 🙂


  10. June 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Sounds like a great summer lunch!


  11. June 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I always hated lunch, it’s definitely the meal for getting stuck in a rut, especially if you have to pack it up for later. That sandwich looks incredible, though!


  12. June 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    This sounds delish! We’re going to have to try it this week, but without avacado. We are not fond of it with the exception of guac.


  13. June 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. If you’d like to accept this award then please take it to your blog and pass it on – if this is not your thing then please accept this as a compliment on your blog.



  14. June 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    What a divine & tasty creation for lunch! I am so going to make this tonight!
    MMMMMMMM,…lovely food!


  15. June 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I think I’ll be stopping by the grocery store on my way home tonight… 🙂


  16. June 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Love a good sandwich


  17. June 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    I dont like avocados that much, but I might begin eating it more because of this sandwich. 🙂


  18. June 9, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    You’ve been nominated by me for the Versatile Blogger’s award. Which also means you won! Check it out — !


  19. June 9, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog and Very Inspiring Blog Awards! Check it out here:


  20. June 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Heya, just wondering, have you ever tried this with chicken salad? It looks really good. Thanks again!


  21. June 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I want this right now!


  22. June 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    I love melting cheese on avocado. I make a similar sandwich, but without the fish or bacon. A crime! Should be rectified soon. Thanks for the recipe and for showing me what I have been missing 🙂


  23. June 10, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Reblogged this on Cooking with My Best Friend and commented:


  24. June 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm #



  25. June 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Looks super good a must have! I will be making this. Than you for sharing 🙂


  26. June 12, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Another one I’m going to have to try. I should have visited your blog in the late afternoon before supper instead of in the wee hours of the morning! lol


  27. June 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks for the recipes – will definitely try them to jazz up my lunches!


  28. June 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Yum, I love a good tuna melt, and this one has all the bells and whistles!


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