Tuna Melt Piadina

13 Sep


This is a popular recipe in Italy, and it’s great to make when you want something that’s both filling and healthy – tuna is very good for you. It’s a bit like a toasted sandwich, but much tastier!

This is best served as soon as it is cooked, so serve the first as soon as it is done and then cook the second one.

Tip: this would also be great with the addition of some sweetcorn with the tuna, or with spring onions instead of onions. If you would prefer it to be more crunchy the onion can also be used raw instead of fried.

Serves: two people.

Cost per person: £0.69 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).


  • 250g self raising flour
  • 125ml water
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 can (200g) tuna, drained
  • 30g cheddar cheese (or similar)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


1) Finely chop the onion and fry on a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until soft and golden. Set aside.


2) Mix together the flour and water in a bowl until it comes together, then form into a dough with your hands and knead for a few minutes.



3) Divide the dough into 2 balls and flatten each piece to around 18cm wide.


4) Fry the dough on a medium heat for around 3 minutes on each side, until lightly golden and puffed up.


5) Whilst the dough is frying finely chop the apple and mix together with the tuna and onion.


6) Remove the bread from the pan and carefully slice it in two by cutting around the edge and gradually cutting into the middle. Spread one half with half of the tuna filling.


7) Sprinkle with cheese and put the other half of the bread on top and press down gently.


8) Place it back in the pan and fry for another 3 minutes on each side, until golden on the outside and melted inside.


9) Tuck in!


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