Yummy, Healthy Tuna Cakes

Yummy Healthy Tuna Cakes - yoursassyself.com

Here’s a run down of the ingredients I tend to add in, but feel free to mix and match any other veggies and/or spices that move you. 


  • 2 6oz cans tuna
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 raw eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp oil (olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, or your fav)

Tuna Cake Ingredients - yoursassyself.comDirections

Drain the tuna and place in a medium mixing bowl

Tuna Cake Prep - yoursassyself.com

Now add in the finely chopped cilantro, onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, eggs, salt and pepper to taste and mix together.

Tuna Cake PreMix - yoursassyself.com

Place your large non-stick skillet over medium heat, pour in your oil of choice ( I used coconut oil), allow it to warm and pour in 2 Tbsps of mixture, per cake (Space evenly in skillet. You can usually get 4 cakes in your skillet).

Cooking Tuna Cakes - yoursassyself.com

Cook until nicely browned on each side – depending on cake size it may take anywhere from 3-4 mins (don’t flip before browned or your cake may fall apart ).

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Cooked Tuna Cakes - yoursassyself.comEnjoy!

Healthy Tuna Cakes - yoursassyself.com

We usually served ours with boiled eggs, topped with hot sauce.  But you can serve yours with lemon wedges, a tarter dipping sauce and/or even on buns as sliders.  The options are endless. 

What are you favorite tuna and/or meatless recipes?

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  1. That looks gooood!!!! We like to make a vegetarian dish pretty often, a chickpea spinach curry. It’s super easy to make, very filling and delicious. Plus it’s a lot healthier with fewer calories. Recipe is online.
    Try to save/freeze some of those tuna patties for me. 😉

  2. These look yummy and I think I’m making them tonight. I have never tried anything like this but everyone loves tuna at my house so I think they will be a hit.

  3. Oh I love tuna cakes, yours look so yummy! You know what else I freak over Salmon patties, you can do them the same way. Some people use canned but I like to do a big Salmon filet and then make the left overs into patties the next day for lunch.

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