Bliss. Another hot, lazy long weekend is winding down. Last time, I shared highlights from my family barbecue with y’all – including some juicy hamburgers courtesy of Canadian Living, Summer Fun Comes Naturally and WONDER+ SimplyFree.
This time around, we moved the barbecue indoors.
I’m sure you’ve seen me mention this before, but I am just fed up with the extreme heat and humidity that Toronto has experienced this summer. My poor toddler has been having regular nosebleeds, my husband’s asthma is acting up, and I can’t take all these frizzy, bad hair days! So while we considered celebrating the long weekend with another barbecue, we opted to bring the festivities indoors instead.
Boy, am I glad that WONDER+ SimplyFree buns are so versatile! I decided to make
Tuna Salmon Melts from Canadian Living’s Simply Better BBQ’s, and was pleased that I could use the hamburger buns as a perfect, soft roll for this yummy sandwich.
(WONDER+ SimplyFree is the first Canadian National branded line of hamburger & hotdog buns FREE OF artificial preservatives, artificial flavours and artificial colours. They are also made with NO high fructose corn syrup, and like all products from WONDER, made with unbleached wheat flour. LOVE!)
The original recipe calls for canned tuna, but I substituted canned salmon as I prefer the omega 3’s and added calcium from crushed bones.
2 cans flaked tuna (or salmon), well drained
3 tbsp (45 mL) finely chopped gherkin pickles
2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped celery
2 tbsp (25 mL) ketchup
2 tbsp (4 mL) finely diced onions
3 tbsp (45 mL) mayonnaise
4 Wonder+ SimplyFree hamburger buns
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
In large bowl, combine tuna, pickles, celery, ketchup and onions; stir in mayonnaise until well mixed. Spoon onto bottom of buns. Top each with about 2 tbsp (25 mL) cheese.
For barbecuing, wrap in foil and heat for about 4 minutes, turning once, to heat through and melt cheese. Makes 4 servings.
So I cheated and actually placed the buns open-faced under the broiler to toast the bread and melt the cheese. Bonus: it only took about 3 minutes and we didn’t have to heat the barbecue!
Here’s my sandwich, waiting to be tucked into:
It was quite delish! Way more flavourful than your standard salmon salad sandwich, and the addition of toasted bread and gooey cheese really put this one over the top. My husband had two!
With only one long weekend left in summer, I’m hoping this heat wave subsides soon so we can once again be grilling up a storm. Until then, I’m quite happy to enjoy more delicious sandwiches like the one we tried today.