Tangy tuna burgers

Tangy tuna burgers

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
This recipe turns burgers into something special, perfect for impressing friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Burgers only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per burger

  • kcal97
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.74g
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  • 200g fresh tuna steak
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • small knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • burger buns, lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and avocado, to serve


  1. Chop the tuna into small chunks, then carry on chopping until the tuna is roughly minced. Tip the tuna into a bowl and mix with the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and coriander. Shape into two burgers, place on a plate, then freeze for 10 mins to firm up.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then cook the burgers for 1-2 mins on each side or until done to your liking. Serve the burgers in toasted buns with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

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Comments (32)

Rob Johnson's picture

Could do with an egg to hold it together but very tasty.

little_lady's picture

Delicious and full of flavour! Great for fussy eaters, or those not too adventuruous with fish, and are looking for a healthier option. Sweet chilli sauce works great drizzled over too.

GFW's picture

Fantastic recipe to help kids eat healthy oily fish. Use frozen ginger to save time and put all ingredients in the food processor. Made these lots and they have always stayed formed whilst cooking. I serve with sweet potato wedges and salad.

catie74's picture

I had a taste of these before I cooked them. Lovely variation of tartare

JennyWren50's picture

The best fish burger I have ever had. I was in love with it from the first bite and completely full by the end of it! Simply delicious. Like the calorie count too. If my husband likes, then everyone will like it. Especially when he asked for seconds!

fpinsent's picture

Fantastic. I added a chilli as well for a bit of a kick and blitzed it together in a mini food processor. Had no problem with them falling apart when cooking. Excellent replacement for beefburgers and much healthier too !

lobsterbistro's picture

Superb.... I just added a bit of chopped chilli to it and left out the avacado as I felt it was a bit too much....
Very tasty as an alternative..

idamonster's picture

Made this with tinned tuna (in brine) - made 3 times the amount so tripled most of the ingredients and added 1 egg as I was suspicious of how it was going to hold together. It was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be making these again! They held together okay but I wouldn't leave out the egg as they weren't brilliant for sticking together.

chops100's picture

Delicious! Chopping up the tuna by hand sounds like a chore but is no hassle at all. I just add a red chilli and maybe a little more soy sauce and serve with oven baked potato wedges and mayo. Mmm!

firiun's picture

Going to experiment with Sea Bass instead of tuna- will report back if this is a complete disaster!

jacquil's picture

Absolutely lovely!! I am sure this will become a firm favourite. I will 100% make this again.

pmoorey's picture

Just had this for lunch today, absoultely fantastic. Min you I did add a chilli and a some lime zest to the mix.

irritable's picture

Exceptionally good and healthy although I could imagine them being a tad bland if seasoning and some chilli isn't added. Per other posts, its certainly important to really finely chop the tuna, but if left alone in the frying pan (ie; moved only to turn over) they hold together well. Recommended.

steedyo's picture

Enjoyed these. Used my magimix and they held together fine during cooking. Will be doing them again. Really nice, and simple

gnixon's picture

Delicious and incredibly simple!

ackers's picture

these were gorgeous.i minced my tuna in a blender and had no problems with them staying together.i also added spring onions and whilst griddling i squezzed lemon juice over them which kept them nice and juicy.sweet chilli sauce went very nice with them too.

christy_x's picture

I tried this with tinned tuna and used extra of pretty much everything (couldn't resist) but stupidly forgot that tinned tuna is already salty and with extra soy sauce that ruined it a bit :(
Good recipe though - quick and easy and good texture, though I added an egg white to hold it together so not sure how it would have gone without. The burgers were a nice change, I may experiment with other herbs and spices and maybe tinned salmon.

anneliesv's picture

The tuna burgers looked and tasted lovely! Chopping the tuna into small enough pieces was hard work though, so it took me a bit longer (unfortunately I don't have a food processor). I left out the ginger and it still tasted good!

wondermum's picture

I didn't cut the tuna small enough so the burgers fell apart, I thought they tasted ok but nothing startling and the tribe didn't like them at all so won't be making them again.

mmmmmmmmmmlekker's picture

The foodprocessor worked great. I always have a tub ginger in the house, that's so much easier. But the burgers lacked flavour, I didn't have fresh coriander so I used dried but that doesn't have much taste and I probably didn't use enough soysauce and ginger. So next weekend I'll try these again because they tasted very nice, really.


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