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.