Avocado Tuna Melt
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
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308 Calories
7 g Carbs
28 g Protein
18 g Fat
Total Time
2 servings

Breathe new life into this diner classic. By using tuna instead of fatty hamburger, you'll meet your protein macros without overloading on grease. The avocado base adds a creamy texture, and the Gruyere tops the whole sandwich off with gooey, cheesy goodness!


  • 1 avocado
  • 6 oz albacore tuna
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp, ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup, shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven broiler. Slice avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh. Chop the flesh coarsely.
  2. Flake tuna into a bowl and mix with the chopped avocado, parsley, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Scoop tuna/avocado mixture onto a greased baking sheet and shape into patties.
  3. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until the patty’s edges start to golden, top with cheese, and broil again until cheese is melted (about 1 minute). Serve garnished with chives.