- 3 cans tuna
- miracle whip
- seasoned salt
- dill weed
- dill pickle
For the Salad:
- lettuce mix
- sweet pepper
For the Salad Dressing:
- ranch dressing
- lemon juice
- olive oil
For the Sandwich:
- bread, toasted
- french onion flavored butter
- tuna mixture
- sharp cheddar cheese
- jarlberg cheese
For the Second Salad Dressing:
- western salad dressing
Salad and Tuna Melt
Since we cannot leave a simple idea alone, we decided to have hearty salads and a tuna melt.
Since my hubby had already mixed up the tuna mixture, I was able to just skip to the salad building and tuna melt making.
Salad: lettuce in bowl. Cut rest of ingredients into bite size pieces. Top lettuce. Then, add salad dressing. For mine, I poured a small amount of olive oil across the top of the salad, then, drizzled a small amount of lemon juice across, then finished with a liberal amount of ranch dressing. As I pulled the pieces out of the bowl, the three mixed together. It was amazing. For my hubby's salad, he simply squirted best western dressing on his. A small amount of fresh ground pepper, and onward to our first bites.
The tuna melt was created with first toasting the bread. Initially I thought we were making open face sandwiches, but then, at presentation, discovered that he wanted a cover, so I ended up making toast for the cover.
Toast. Rub with french onion butter, place tuna mixture on. Place cheese slices across tuna. Place in pizza baker for approximately 5 minutes, enough to melt the cheese. Watch bread so it doesn't burn.
Open Face - No Cover or Covered
Once again, the ingredients are assembled and sliced in bite size pieces.
The options, in our refrigerator, for a hearty salad, also include sliced hard boiled eggs, pickled fish, pickled onions, carrot sticks and green or black olives. I did not include any of these on todays salad, but, perhaps next time.
As someone pointed out, a normal salad is plain lettuce. Adding all the ingredients to our salad, makes an additional meal. Smile.
A Simple Salad Dressing
Olive oil, drizzled across top of lettuce.
Lemon juice, also drizzled across lettuce.
Ranch dressing, squirted on top of lettuce.
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on March 26, 2021:
Kiwi berry, thank you for your comment!, And Urwa, thank you as well!
kiwi berry on March 26, 2021:
It looks yummy ! Good job
Iqra from East County on March 26, 2021:
You write a very good and useful recipes and article for us. thank you dear