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Best Ever Mediterranean Tuna Melt

Weeknight dinner will never be boring again thanks to our deliciously easy Mediterranean Tuna Melts! Using canned tuna, black olives, halloumi cheese, fresh parsley and pitas, these tuna melts are made for even the pickiest eaters.

Mediterranean Recipes are the hottest must make dishes right now, and with good reason too! This canned tuna melt recipe comes together in no time and is so full of flavor you won’t even miss the meat.

Glass bowl of Mediterranean Tuna Salad with onions and parsley

weeknight tuna melt – a no brainer!

We are all about making quick, easy and delicious meals for busy weeknights that we can share with you; just take a look at our Easy 30 Minute (or less) Weeknight Meals Round-up! Who has time for a 2 hour pot roast during the week? I get that we want to feed our kids balanced meals and I know a lot of families (including us) that swear by canned tuna for recipes like their tuna casseroles, so why not try it in a tuna melt as well?

What kid doesn’t love cheese anyways? All you do for these easy tuna melts is chop up some olives, parsley and red onion and toss together with your tuna and lemon juice before assembling in pitas with cheese for the perfect dinner. And the kids will LOVE getting in the kitchen to help with these; prep your filling earlier in the day (or even the night before) and then create an assembly station for them to layer the pitas!

If you want to make them over the top delicious I suggest whipping up a batch of our Creamy Greek Dressing for dipping too – this takes the flavor to an entirely new level that everyone will love!

Ingredients for Mediterranean Tuna Melts

  • Canned Tuna
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Red Onion
  • Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika
  • Olive Oil
  • Halloumi Cheese
  • Pitas

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Healthy Tuna Melt Recipe

Tuna Melt – Canned tuna, no mayo!

Easy Mediterranean Tuna Melts- canned tuna, black olives, halloumi cheese, fresh parsley and pitas, these tuna melts are made for even the pickiest eaters

Course Dinner, Easy Dinners, Weeknight Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Kid Friendly Meals, Mediterranean Recipes, Tuna Melts, Tuna Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Melissa


  • 2 cans Flaked Light Tuna in water
  • ½ Red Onion sliced and roughly chopped
  • 1 the juice from 1 whole lemon
  • ¼ cup Kalamata Olives Chopped, pitted
  • ½ cup Fresh Parsley rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil *more for cooking
  • ½ tsp Paprika we use smoked chipotle variety
  • 1 tbsp Oregano (dried)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 Pitas – can be white or whole wheat sliced in half to create two rounds
  • 1 pkg Halloumi Cheese Sliced thin (approx 150g)


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F, then drain tuna well and put in a medium bowl.
  • Add in 2 tbsp olive oil, parsley, onion, olives, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano and paprika and mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Evenly spread the tuna on the pita halves and top with the thinly sliced cheese and the other pita half.
  • Heat oil in large pan over medium-high and cook the pitas until they are toasted – flipping once. (Approximately 3 minutes/side). Place on a baking sheet and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the tuna melts are heated through.
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