Tuna Melt Nachos: A Low Carb, High Protein Snack

If you’re on the hunt for a snack that breaks the mold without breaking your carb bank, you’re in for a treat! Today, we’re diving into an unconventional yet utterly delicious recipe: Tuna Melt Nachos. Yes, you heard that right. It’s the comfort food lovechild of a classic tuna melt and your favorite nachos, revamped to fit a low carb, high protein diet.

Why Tuna Melt Nachos?

The inspiration came from a blend of necessity and creativity. With a desire to keep the carbs low but the flavors high, this recipe offers a perfect balance. Plus, it’s a testament to the fact that with a little creativity, you can make a dish that sounds a bit out there but tastes like home.

The Verdict:

Before you raise an eyebrow, give this recipe a chance. The tuna melt nachos are a delightful twist on traditional snacks, offering a satisfying crunch, a punch of protein, and a melody of flavors that’ll surprise you in the best way possible.

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Low Carb Tuna Melt Nachos

Discover the innovative Tuna Melt Nachos, a low-carb, high-protein snack blending classic comfort with a twist. This recipe proves delightful, nutritious, and is set to become a favorite for adventurous eaters.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Calories 371 kcal


  • 6 oz Low carb tortilla chips I adore Mr. Tortilla’s 3g net carbs per serving chips for this recipe
  • 1 cup Pre-made tuna salad I picked mine from the local farmer’s market, but you can easily whip up your own
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup Red onion finely chopped
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • any other ingredients you love on a traditional tuna melt!


  • Prep Your Base: Arrange your low carb tortilla chips on a sheet of foil. If you're in a pinch, a microwave-safe plate works wonders too if you don't want to air fry.
  • Layer It Up: Spoon your tuna salad evenly over the chips. Then, scatter your sliced cherry tomatoes and chopped red onion atop. The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility—feel free to customize with whatever toppings you love on a traditional tuna melt.
  • Cheese, Please: Generously sprinkle shredded cheese over your nacho masterpiece. The type of cheese is up to you, but I find a good, melty cheddar brings a comforting classic touch.
  • Cook to Perfection: If you're using an air fryer, slide the foil into the basket and air fry at 400 degrees for about 4-5 minutes. The goal is to melt the cheese beautifully and get a slight crisp to your chips. Alternatively, microwaving until the cheese is bubbly (about a minute) works too!
  • Serve and Enjoy: Carefully remove your tuna melt nachos from the air fryer or microwave. They’ll be hot, gooey, and irresistibly melty.


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 44gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 691mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 827IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 419mgIron: 3mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

So, next time you’re scratching your head at snack time, remember that adventure awaits in the most unexpected combinations. And who knows? This could become your new favorite go-to for a quick, nutritious treat. Let me know if you try it out—I’m excited to hear what you think!

Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carricohttp://thisisradiance.com
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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