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Jackfruit Tuna Melt (Vegetarian)

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

In this tuna-free tuna melt recipe, I make a delicious veggie-packed hot open-faced sandwich using jackfruit instead of tuna. Jackfruit is an excellent meat substitute that is just plain whole fruit. Not grown in a lab or pumped with preservatives.

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 Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad
 ½ cup mayonnaise
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 1 tablespoon of minced pickled jalapeno
 1 (9 ounce) pack Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit by The Jackfruit Company
 1 celery rib, finely chopped
 2 dill pickles, finely chopped
 ¼ cup chopped red onion, small dice
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon mustard
 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
 Sea salt
 Black pepper
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 4 slices of thick sourdough bread, toasted
 1 tomato, cut into wedges
 8 slices of cheddar cheese
 ½ cup baby spinach
 1 avocado, sliced

Preheat oven to a low broil setting.


In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, celery, pickles, red onion, garlic, jalapeno, and parsley and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper.


Using a fork or knife, chop up the Lightly Seasoned Jackfruit by The Jackfruit Company. Then add the jackfruit to mayonnaise mixture and mix to combine.


Toast the bread. Place bread on a baking sheet and top with one slice of cheese, spinach, a few tomato wedges, and a few avocado slices.


Divide the jackfruit “tuna” salad between the four slices of bread. Top each piece with another slice of cheese. Bake until cheese is melted; 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 1