Tangy tuna burgers

Tangy tuna burgers

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(43 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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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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Monika Rybus's picture
Monika Rybus
12th May, 2020
positively surprised,very tasty
Rob Johnson
26th May, 2016
Could do with an egg to hold it together but very tasty.
6th Mar, 2016
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.
2nd Feb, 2016
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.
22nd Jul, 2014
I had a taste of these before I cooked them. Lovely variation of tartare
13th Jul, 2014
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!
27th Nov, 2013
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 !
20th Jul, 2012
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..
9th Jul, 2012
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.
15th Feb, 2012
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!


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