Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hot and Spicy Tuna Melt

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE spicy food. I found this tuna melt recipe and altered it slightly so that every part has some spice in it. Of course, if you're not a lover of spicy food you can swap out the ingredients for something more mild. Either way this is a really fun way to have a tuna melt. It makes a perfect lunch.

Recipe Source: Sweet Potato Chronicles

  • 1 pita bread
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/8 cup chopped banana peppers (Swapping these out for pickles would be find if you are not a fan of spicy peppers.)
  • 2 tablespoons light mayo
  • 1/2 cup habanero cheese (I used cabot habanero cheddar cheese. Now, this stuff is potent even for a spicy lover. I'm warning you! You can always swap for regular cheddar cheese if the habanero scares you). 
  • Siracha hot chili sauce (You can find it in the asian section of your grocery store.)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine drained tuna, celery, banana peppers, and mayo
  • Take your pita and poke small holes throughout the pita with a fork. This will prevent the pita from bubbling up.
  • Spread the tuna on one side of the pita leaving a small border around the edge.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the tuna.
  • Place pita on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cut pita into quarters.
  • Drizzle Siracha sauce on top and serve.
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