Tuna Melts have always been a favorite of mine.  Salmon Melts have risen in stature in recent months.  This recipe takes the traditional “Melt” recipe and with a few tweaks, it’s KETO.    It’s quick and easy and very filling.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup GG’s Homemade Mayonnaise or other Keto Mayo (Primal Avocado Mayo is good) or full fat Sour cream
  • 4 celery stalks chopped fine
  • ½ cup dill pickles or pickled okra, chopped fine
  • 8 oz. canned salmon or tuna in oil (your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Optional breads to add to this salad.  I like Fox Kitchens Bagels or rollsOops It’s Bread is another option.

Fox Hill Kitchens Awesome Bunz If you haven’t purchased any bread from Fox Kitchens yet, I whole heartedly recommend it. But if you’d rather make an easy bread to use for this recipe, you can use one called Oops It’s Bread. This is an egg and cream cheese based bread that is easy to make. You’ll find that recipe here.

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Directions

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
  1. Mix up the salmon with celery and mayo.  Stir it well
  2. Add the garlic, onion powder,  lemon juice and pickles.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste
  4. Using a Fox Kitchen’s Bagel, I placed a 1/2 bagel onto some parchment paper.
  5. Spread the salmon mixture onto the bread and generously sprinkled shredded cheese on top
  6. Sprinkle smoked paprika on top of cheese.  (if you want a bit of spice, you can use chili powder or cayenne pepper)
  7. Bake in the oven until the cheese has started to turn brown.  About 15 minutes.
  8. Place on a bed of greens to serve or serve beside a green salad with your favorite Keto dressing.