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Lemon Dill Tuna Melt

Lemon Dill Tuna Melt

When you work for the best butter company in America, what do you do on a Friday afternoon during late Summer? Why, experiment with compound butter in the #butterlab, of course!

Our goal:  to create a delicious dish with our Creekside Creamery™ Lemon Dill Chef’s Roll that is simple to prepare and tantalizes the taste buds. We think we’ve found it with our Lemon Dill Tuna Melt. What could be a better than English Muffin Bread, covered with Lemon Dill compound butter and toasted crisp, topped with tuna salad and placed under the broiler, then finished with a slice of Swiss Cheese and a slice of fresh tomato from the garden? The mild, warm flavor of dill pairs perfectly with the fresh, clean taste of lemon, complementing the tuna salad for a light, open-faced sandwich that’s easy to make and delicious.

 Lemon Dill Tuna Melt  (Serves Four)

Tuna Salad:

  • 12 oz. can Chunk White Albacore Tuna (in Water)
  • 1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • Stalk Celery, Chopped
  • Fresh Dill, Cut to Taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8  Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise (more, if you like it creamier)


  •        4     Pieces of English Muffin Bread
  •        2     Tablespoons Creekside Creamery™ Lemon Dill Butter, Softened
  •        4     Slices Swiss or Baby Swiss Cheese
  •        4     Thinly Sliced Fresh Tomatoes
  •                Tuna Salad 


  1. Set oven to Broil.
  2. Prepare Tuna Salad (above), or use any tuna salad recipe that you think will work.
  3. Butter both sides of each piece of English Muffin Bread with Creekside Creamery™ Lemon Dill Butter, and griddle to golden brown on each side.
  4. Top each piece of bread with tuna salad.  Cover bread with salad evenly.
  5. Broil 3 – 4 minutes, until tuna looks crispy.
  6. Top with slices of Swiss Cheese.  Broil 1 – 2 minutes.
  7. Top with slices of Tomato.  Broil 1 minute.  Serve!