The Fancy Fork: Chili Honey Tuna Melt (Without Mayo)


Welcome back to the Fancy Fork! Your seasonal produce insight and farm-style recipes that are made to satisfy.

The official first day of the summer season is quickly approaching, but the radiating sun and glorious abundance of produce is already here! This month, you will find a variety of vegetables such as avocado, arugula, artichokes, broccoli, bell peppers, kale, fennel, endives, leeks, peas, potatoes, radicchio, spinach, spring onions and those beautiful heirloom tomatoes back in season. You’ll also spot blackberries, blueberries, grapefruit, mango, oranges, plums, peaches, raspberries, apricots, lemons and limes at their peak.

The recipe for this month is keeping life simple but still flavorful with a focus on fresh dill and ripe tomatoes. The fresh herb, dill, is packed with flavonoids which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Research also shows that fresh dill can also reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Continuing with the theme of a healthy heart, tomatoes have also been known to help make you less likely of a stroke. Studies show that tomatoes may ease inflammation, boost your immune system, lower cholesterol levels and keep your blood from clotting.

Chili Honey Tuna Melt (Without Mayo)

Servings: 2


  • 4 Slices of Sourdough Bread
  • 2 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 10-12 oz. Canned Tuna
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 T Adobo Sauce, from the can
  • 1 T Fresh Dill, chopped
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Tahini
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/4th Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Celery Sticks, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the canned tuna, yogurt, adobo sauce, chopped dill, honey, tahini, lemon juice, chopped red onion, chopped celery and chili powder. Mix well. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Layer your sandwiches with the sliced cheddar, sliced tomatoes and the tuna mix.
  3. On a heated griddle, add a little butter or olive oil. Add the sandwiches and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Enjoy immediately!

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