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How to Cook Cilantro & Lime Tuna Melts: Cupboard Cooking

Cilantro & Lime Tuna Melt - CookingWithKimberly.comToday is Day 3 of our One Month Grocery Shopping Strike.  This is what I made for lunch today using my “cupboard cooking” strategies.

I love tuna melts, but wanted to kick it up with an exotic flare…Enter: cilantro & lime!

Instead of making grilled cheese sandwiches, I decided to make a tuna melt open-face sandwich.

You make a basic tuna salad kicked up with cilantro & lime and get it into the oven…

You could also use salmon as a great substitute for tuna, but I suggest using a more tart cheese such as chevre or a gorgonzola to cut the rich flavor of the salmon.

Type: Fish Recipe
Serve With: Soup as a side, if desired
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time:  4 min
Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise – I use Polish style.
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cilantro – chopped
  • juice of 1/4 lime
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sharp cheddar cheese – grated
  • 1 slice bread – I used my Moroccan Spice Bread today (so tasty).


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in bowl.
  2. Toast bread in toaster before piling tuna on evenly.
  3. Broil in oven or toaster oven for approximately 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  4. Slice in quarters and serve hot.

You will love this recipe – I do hope you try it out for yourself!


I hope you enjoyed this Quick Meal on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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