Day 5: Tuna Melt Sandwich!


Hey everyone! This is, unfortunately, the last day of my rapid blog series. Today was a little bit different. I only had until 12, noon, to make my dish because I was going to drive up to Tahoe in the afternoon. I didn’t want to make a meal that would yield a large amount of leftovers, so I decided to cook something a little more basic (but still delicious). I was thinking about what lunch foods I could make using ingredients I already had, when I stumbled upon the tuna melt sandwich. We had bought some canned tuna when shelter-in-place started, so it was the perfect idea!

Using my new favorite recipe site, delish, I discovered this efficient tuna melt sandwich and decided to just “go for it”. Because I was literally making a sandwich, thing went by pretty quickly. I cut minuscule amounts of vegetables to be put into the “sauce”, mixed the tuna with the mayonnaise and lemons, melted the cheese, and that was it! To create that “grilled cheese” taste, I used sourdough bread and a couple squares of butter. I had a feeling that the canned tuna would taste a little “oily” or “bland”, but everything actually worked out pretty well. The fresh onions and celery combined with the acidic lemon juice worked to counteract the cheese, mayo, and tuna. I mean, I was hungry that lunch, but boy did it taste like heaven. The soft tuna texture just melted in my mouth, which was supported by the buttery taste of the bread. It sure is basic, but it’s still one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten.

If you want a quick lunch (or dinner), this recipe is totally for you. I only made one sandwich, so it was kind of weird, but you can certainly make lots of them for other people (that might actually be easier). You can even add ingredients like avocado or tomatoes to make it more fresh! It’s the classic tuna melt… what can go wrong?

So I guess this concludes my rapid blog series: five days of amazing food exploration! If you’d like to see more of this in the future, please leave a comment down below and I’ll see if I can make it happen again. After all, this was a ton of fun and though it felt like I “did” a lot, there are still so many more things to try. In addition, if there are certain styles of food or other dishes you’d like to see me try out, please put those in the section below as well. Thank you for all your support this week and I will see you later!


Cutting the parsley, dill pickles, onions, and celery
Mixing the tuna with the mayonaise.
Adding the vegetables to tuna.


Tobasco sauce gives it a real nice kick!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachel Duclos says:

    Hi Nate! How about taking easy recipes like this, and doing them on zoom with some buddies? Give the parents heads up, we get the ingredients in the house, then you make the dish and eat together? Have fun in Tahoe 🙂


    1. n8chen says:

      That sounds like a great idea! Maybe we can coordinate something in the next couple of weeks 🙂


  2. Tammy says:

    LOVE all your blogs!! The passion behind the descriptive language which you use to express yourself is truly a skill and talent. Who would of known that behind these elaborate words is such a young individual- you are extremely talented and will go so far in know life!! Looking forward to more blogs in the future!


    1. n8chen says:

      Thank you for the encouragement! It’s these comments filled with such energy and support that keep me writing! Thank you.


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