Low-Carb Tuna Cheese Melt

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Cheesy, creamy and silky, this tuna melt is elegant and satisfying. Serve with simple Oopsie Bread, and get ready to fall in love! Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb80% Fat18% Protein2% Carbs4 g carbs / serving( 2 pieces per serving ) Medium 10 + 45 m10 minutes preparation45 minutes cooking time
Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb80% Fat18% Protein2% Carbs4 g carbs / serving( 2 pieces per serving ) Medium 10 + 45 m10 minutes preparation45 minutes cooking time

Cheesy, creamy and silky, this tuna melt is elegant and satisfying. Serve with simple Oopsie Bread, and get ready to fall in love!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
Tuna Fish Salad

  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise or sour cream
  • 4 4 celery stalkcelery stalks
  • ½ cup 120 ml dill pickle, choppeddill pickles, chopped
  • 2 cans 2 cans tuna in olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Topping

  • 23 lb 300 g shredded cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika powder
For serving

  • 13 lb 150 g leafy greens
  • olive oil
Oopsie bread (makes 6-8)

  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 4¼ oz. 120 g cream cheese
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon baking powder

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NutritionKetogenic low carb80% Fat18% Protein2% Carbs4 g carbs / serving( 2 pieces per serving )

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the salad ingredients well.
  3. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the tuna mix on the bread and sprinkle cheese on top.
  4. Add some paprika powder or cayenne pepper.
  5. Bake in oven until the cheese has turned a nice color, about 15 minutes. Serve the sandwich with some leafy greens drizzled with olive oil.

Oopsie bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Separate the egg yolks into one bowl and the egg whites into another.
  3. Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
  4. Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you want, add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder. (This makes the Oopsie more bread-like).
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
  6. Put 8 oopsies on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.

Tip!

Break from tradition and swap out tuna for canned salmon or chicken.

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18 Comments

  1. Benjamin
    Great! I used salmon instead of tuna.
  2. Patty
    I love it!!!! I could eat this everyday!!
  3. Jezman
    Am I right in assuming when it says 5 cans of tuna it means the small single serve ones??
    Reply: #9
  4. miranda
    I like this so much. Never heard of it in this way, here in Holland, but it's one of my favorites now.
  5. Anastasia
    What else we can use instead of ground psyllium husk powder?
  6. Brigitte
    Yummy!
    I was too lazy to make oopsies, so I used my convenience frozen slices of egg plant with tomato puree instead. Works just as well and tastes great. My mum is not a low carber, she got her portion on a multigrain bread and was very happy with it as well.
  7. Pamela
    What size can of tuna?
  8. Belinda
    a large flat mushroom is another simple option to use in place of the oopsie bread
  9. Lilian
    I'd check the number of people. My recipe for 1 is one can of tuna which suggests yours is set for 5 persons. Number of persons is immediately below the Ingredients list.
  10. Mame
    I made this using two different bases: roasted eggplant slices and the 'naan' recipe from this site.
    It was excellent both ways.

    I used 4 cans of 6oz tuna (in water) and that was more than enough for 6+ servings.

  11. Teresa
    I can't find the comment I made about ten minutes ago regarding missing ingredients but it looks like the ingredients are only missing when using Google Chrome. I went back in just on the internet and they are all there so I'm a lot happier now!
  12. MARIE BENTON
    Try with a flattened turkey steak
  13. Karl
    This is a great dish! Although the recipe was kind of hard to follow. It should have shown how to make the bread first, not last.
  14. Joanne Leroux
    This is excellent, but I did use half the mayonnaise (it would have been too watery otherwise), half the celery because I don't care for the taste of it, and it DOES need a little onion flavour; I added a slight amount of green onion. I also used tuna in vegetable broth because that is what I had. I also added some Tabasco to the tuna mixture.
  15. Ann
    My oppsie bread did not turn out ;( I followed directions but my egg whites wouldn't whip like they said they would... added a little and then a lot of salt... used a mixer. They also stuck to the parchment paper so bad I couldn't even eat them even though I sprayed with Pam generously ahead of time.... Any suggestions?
  16. Georgina
    I have a question: On The hamburger patties with sautéed cabbage, can I replace the cabbage for Tofu noodles, which are called Tofu Shirataki noodles? They are very 1 gr. of net carbs.
    Thank you!
  17. kayla
    I looked up the price of psyllium husk powder and am not willing to overspend. What can be substituted for this? Can I use the metamucil form?
  18. Tina
    I had some Metamucil pills in the house. It was quite easy for me to pull the plastic capsules apart and pour them in a measuring spoon. Mine are 6 pills/tsp. (there are 3 tsp./Tbsp.)

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