These mini tuna melts are loaded with flavor and not the calories! Tuna is tossed with tomatoes, capers, shallots and a simple red wine vinaigrette.

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I was hungry. It was lunchtime. And all I had was tuna fish.

I wasn’t in the mood for a tuna sandwich because they can be just so borrrrrring (heavy on the rrrr) can’t they? So as I stared blankly at the can of tuna in my pantry thinking I should use it so it’s one less thing to pack and move, because a can of tuna will make it or break it, right?!

Now I have to warn ya, these are addicting. I promise they are still pretty darn healthy alternative to your typical tuna melt unless you eat half of the batch. Not that I did that… or did I? I’ll never tell.

Let’s get on with it shall we?

To Make These Mini Tuna Melts You Will Need:

  • albacore tuna (in water)
  • shallot
  • roma tomato
  • capers
  • parsley
  • extra light olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • mini pitas
  • crumbled feta cheese

Roughly chop the parsley, you’ll need about 2 tablespoons. Then remove the seed from 1/2 a roma tomato and dice it up small. Do the same with 1 small shallot

Drain a 12 oz. can of tuna. Albacore, in water is preferred.

Throw it into a bowl and break it up with a fork.

Measure out 2 tablespoons of capers. Now who here could eat capers straight out of the jar? Because I could/do/have… ummm.

And add the capers along with the shallots, parsley and tomatoes in with the broken up tuna fish.

Season with some black pepper to taste.

Give it a quick stir… pretty already, no?

Lastly measure and add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.

And 1/4 quarter cup of extra light olive oil.

Season with some salt to taste. The capers and the feta (we’ll sprinkle feta on later, promise) can be a little salty so be sure you taste as you go. It’s a dirty job but somebody’s gotta do it.

Give it a final stir and taste yet again to make sure your taste buds approve.

Line up 16 or so mini pita breads.

And spoon or fork some onto each pita evenly.

You could stop here, but why?

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When you could sprinkle them with (1/2 cup) feta! I love you feta! Slide these into a preheated 400° oven until toasty and the feta just starts to brown. It’s about 10-12 minutes so don’t stray too far from the oven.

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These mini tuna melts really do make for an excellent lunch/snack but they could totally rock out on their own as appetizers too! … and let’s not forget to mention that they are utterly adorable.

Enjoy! And if you give this Mini Tuna Melts recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 servings

Mini Tuna Melts

These mini tuna melts are loaded with flavor and not the calories! Tuna is tossed with tomatoes, capers, shallots and a simple red wine vinaigrette.


  • 12 ounces low-sodium albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1 shallot, diced small
  • 1/2 roma tomato, seeded and diced small
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • pinch kosher salt, or more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 16 mini pitas
  • 1/2 cup freshly crumbled feta cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400° and arrange the pitas on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a bowl combine the tuna, shallot, tomato and capers and parsley. Stir and season with fresh black pepper. Add in the vinegar and oil and stir. Taste to check the seasoning and sprinkle with a little salt if desired {keep in mind that you will be adding Feta which can be a little salty}.
  • Spoon the tuna mixture evenly onto each pita and then sprinkle with the Feta.
  • Slide the baking sheet into the oven and with the door cracked, watch until toasty and the Feta begins to brown.


I feel the capers are throwing off the sodium in the nutritional information.
Serving: 4pitas, Calories: 383kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 944mg, Potassium: 335mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 160mg, Iron: 2mg