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)

mmmmmmmmmmlekker's picture

I'll make them tonight. Small chunks of everything (I'll us e a foodprocessor), a little bit of onion, those are my improvements. Let you know how it was!!

faykceb's picture

Absolutely delicious but I didnt cut my tuna small enough so the burger kept falling apart. Will definately cook again!!

neenas's picture

This has to be one of the best burgers i have tasted. I added extra garlic and ginger, finely sliced onions and some green chilli for extra flavour. My only problem was tying to keep the burger together, it kept seperating.

carhal's picture

One of my favourite recipes - the only problem I have is assembling everything fast enough as it gets cold quite quickly.

mummyb's picture

My very fussy 5 year old LOVED these in spite of a sore throat! They did need very careful handling, but well worth it. We'll be having lots more of these!

bayleaf1963's picture

Oops forgot to rate it!

bayleaf1963's picture

Absolutely lovely - I've cooked it twice now and cant wait to try it again. I am going to try it with tinned tuna to see what that its like and will report back P.S. tip - cut the ginger up finely - my food processor didnt cope with big chunks!!

vickybake's picture

It was great and easy to eat but as far as healthy burgers go; benburgers steak burgers are the best for for flavour and good eating now sold online in the uk.

lisaprice's picture

Delicious, really easy & healthy. Much tastier than just grilled tuna steak.

jennybridger's picture

the flavour was fab, might consider using a food processor to get smaller chunks next time. they certainly need to be very small so it hold together.

jo_de_lange's picture

Great, healty and quick, always a favourite in our house

grymish's picture

These were delicious asnd simple to prepare, just remember to chop the tuna /incredibly/ small or you'll have trouble moulding it.


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