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Tuna Melt Sandwich (Filipino Style)

Tuna Melt Sandwich (Filipino Style)

This tuna melt sandwich is so yummy. With a touch of cucumber slices, it made my sandwich more juicy and exciting in every bite. You can add 1 more ingredients like lettuce leaves, bacon, tomatoes, pickles or avocado to add color and taste (too sad I forgot to buy lettuce though). Its super quick and easy to make!

Tuna Melt Sandwich (Filipino Style)


  • 8 slices if Gardenia bread (or use bagels)
  • 1 can Gold Seas tuna (in spring water), drain
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons Magnolia cream cheese spread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese (singles)
  • 4 slices margarine/butter
  • 1 small cucumber (pipino), peeled and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • pinch of pepper powder, to taste
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. In a bowl, transfer the drained tuna, add mayonnaise, sugar and a pinch pepper powder. Mix well.
  2. Prepare 8 slices of bread, and spread butter on top of 4 pcs bread.
  3. Heat a non stick pan and toast the 8 slices of bread in batches.
  4. Once slightly toasted, remove from pan and transfer into a lined tray.
  5. Spread cream cheese, and add tuna-mayo mixture, cheddar cheese singles, 4 slices of cucumber.
  6. Cover each with 1 slice of bread on top.
  7. Optional: Heat filled sandwiches on broil again (if preferred) until toasted and cheese is melted (about 1 minute or less)
  8. Serve and enjoy!!