Sunday Rewind: Lunch Time Rut

 – Originally posted June 8, 2012.As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is at least two years old. I hope you enjoy! – The Ranting Chef

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.

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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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One Comment on “Sunday Rewind: Lunch Time Rut”

  1. November 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Easy to make GF. Since I amm allergic to avocados I would leave them. Tomatoes might be good .


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