Summer is here, and so is this budget-friendly, picnic-friendly tuna patty recipe!
Whether you're having a cozy backyard get together or making brunch for yourself, this is a great choice.
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Per 1 patty
Calories: 191
Fat: 10.1 g
Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
Protein: 19.5 g


15 min prep
10-15 min cooling
30 minute bake

🥣 Equipment

A bowl
Nonstick baking pan + parchment paper



2 cans tuna - in water
1 egg
1 tbsp flour or ¼ cup bread crumbs  
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon or lime zest
2 tbsp green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 ½ cup shredded cabbage - or packaged slaw mix
1/2 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup cilantro leaves
½  cup green onions
3 tbsp olive oil
2 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 lime, juice
1 tbsp lime zest

Burger buns or Lettuce Leafs or Whole wheat tortillas


Tuna Patty

  1. Mix all the tuna patty ingredients (canned tuna,bread crumbs, egg, chopped green onions, spices, olive oil and mustard) into a bowl
  2. Use a fork to mash and mix it together
  3. Let it sit in fridge for 10-15 minutes
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F

Cabbage slaw

        1. Mix the slaw ingredients *chopped green onions, cilantro, sour cream, olive oil and mashed garlic cloves)

Back to Tuna Patty

        1. Use your hands to knead the tuna patty mix into a ball
        2. Bake for 30 minutes. 15 minutes in, flip the patty on to the other side