Hot-n-Spicy Tuna Cakes (Paleo &Keto)

8 Pieces
15 min

Hot-n-Spicy Tuna Cakes for an easy, healthy and protein-packed dinner full of fresh herbs, tangy lemon and mustard, and a kick of spice! Paleo and Keto-friendly too!

I’m sure we’ve all stocked up on a bunch of canned foods for this quarantine life. So here’s something you can do with that canned tuna that’s a little different - but a lot more flavorful - than just a plain old sandwich or salad.

Shape the mix with a cup measure!

  • Line a one-cup measure with plastic wrap and add a portion of the mix in, flatten it completely with the back of a spoon.
  • Then lift the lining with the patty out of the measure and flip it onto your cooking surface.

This give you perfect, round and even patties every time.

You can of course, use your hands, but they won't be as pretty.

Use a plastic lined 1-cup measure for perfectly shaped patties

Hot-n-Spicy Tuna Cakes (Paleo &Keto)
Recipe details
  • 8  Pieces
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 5 oz cans Tuna, Drained (284g)
  • ¼ cup Almond Flour (see notes for sub)
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Red Onion, Chopped (30g)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped (or more Parsley)
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley, Chopped (or more Cilantro)
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Olive Oil or Cooking Spray, for greasing

Drain and flake the tuna.
Transfer to a large bowl, add in rest of the ingredients and mix with a fork to combine.
Divide the mixture into 6-8 parts, and use a 1-cup measuring cup or hands to shape into patties.
To use measuring cup: Line a 1-cup measuring cup with plastic wrap, add a portion of the burger mix and press down to pack. Lift out of cup with lining edge, and transfer to cooking surface.
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle on medium, and lightly grease with a few drops of olive oil or cooking spray.
Place patties on skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes each side (8-10 minutes total) until a golden-brown crust forms. Be gentle when flipping so the cakes don’t break. Work in batches if needed.
Transfer to a serving dish and pair with your choice of sides. A cilantro yogurt sauce and steamed broccoli, or a salad go really well.
A cilantro yogurt sauce and steamed broccoli, or a salad go really well.
A cilantro yogurt sauce and steamed broccoli, or a salad go really well.
  • Make sure you oil the pan to prevent the patties from sticking to the surface.
  • When cooking patties, don’t let the skillet get too hot, or the outside will cook and burn.
  • You will need more oil for greasing if your pan is not non-stick.
  • These can also be made in air fryer or baked: Air-fryer: Lightly coat basket with cooking spray, place patties on and cook at 350°F for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Oven: Grease baking pan with cooking spray and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, filling halfway.
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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