Step By Step Instructions:

Heirloom Tomato, Basil, Avocado, & Tuna Melt Sliders 

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I am obsessed with these lil baby sandwiches! These small bites have everything you could want in a slider! Fresh tomatoes, delicious avocado slices, shredded Mexican cheeses, and an absolutely amazing tuna mixture! They’re perfect for lunch, or a busy weeknight dinner. Pair them with a quick side and you’re good to go 🙂 

Note: This particular recipe was made with an amazing loaf of bread that I stumbled upon while browsing around The Raleigh Night Kitchen, and was made with cornmeal and cheddar but, any loaf of bread you choose to buy will work just fine for these sliders!



To Make the Tuna Salad: 

1. Open both tuna cans and empty them into a strainer to remove the water, and then transfer the tuna into a small glass mixing bowl 

2. To the same bowl add in the mayo, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, dried spices and herbs, and mix well and set aside



To prep all your ingredients:

3. Slice the Avocado in half, remove the seed and skin, and slice into thin pieces 

4. Slice off the top of the tomato to remove the stem, and then slice the tomato into thin circles 

5. Chop up the fresh basil 



To Make Tuna Melt Sliders w/ Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Avocado, & Cheese:

6. Set the oven to 375. Slice the bread in half so you have the top and bottom separate, then stack them on top of each other, and slice into 4’s, this allows you to create 4 slider buns 

7. Place all the bread pieces on a baking sheet, and separate the tops from the bottoms 



8. Smear the onion cream cheese on the top buns, then place a tomato slice on top of the smear, sprinkle with cheese, and fresh chopped basil


9. Place the tuna mixture on the bottom pieces, and top those with a little cheese as well 

10. Bake in oven on 375 for 10 minutes, or until desired crispiness has been reached 🙂  



11. Once sliders have been removed from oven, place the avocado slices on top of the tuna side, then add the top buns and serve! 


I love seeing your creations in the kitchen! Make sure to tag #ColdBeerMeatSweats after making these delicious Tuna Melt Sliders 🙂



Don’t need step by step instructions?

Here is what you do:


  • 2 Cans Tuna, Drained
  • 1 Loaf Round Bread, Sliced into 4’s 
  • 1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
  • 1/4 Cup Lite Mayo  
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Ground Pepper
  • 1 t Northwoods Seasoning
  • 1/2 t Dried Oregano, Parsley
  • 1/2 t Garlic Powder
  • Dash Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Whipped Onion Cream Cheese
  • 1 Avocado, Sliced
  • 1 Heirloom Tomato, Sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Mexican Shredded Cheese  



Set oven to 375 

1. Prep the tuna mixture by adding the drained tuna, mayo, lemon juice, and dried spices and herbs in a glass mixing bowl 

2. Slice the avocado, tomato, and chop the basil 

3. Slice the bread into 4 sliders, and place on the foil lined baking sheet

4. Spread the cream cheese on all top pieces, then top with a slice of tomato, shredded cheese, and basil 

5.  Using a spoon or butter knife, spread the tuna mixture on the bottom pieces, and sprinkle with shredded cheese 

6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until crispy to your liking 

7. Once removed from oven, place the avocado on top of the tuna, then combine the top and bottom buns 

8. Enjoy!!  

Remember: I love seeing your creations in the kitchen! Make sure to tag #ColdBeerMeatSweats after making these delicious Heirloom tomato, Basil, Avocado, & Tuna Melt Sliders 🙂