Spicy Tuna Burgers

Craving something light and healthy yet packed with flavour? These simple Spicy Tuna Burgers will satisfy your craving. I used tinned tuna so this recipe could not get any easier. You can also pre make them and they taste just as good heated up.

Serves 4 large burgers

Cooks in 45 Minutes


  • 6 x 92g tins of tuna drained of oil/brine
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp. fresh corianderDF
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or soy amino
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp. ground almond


Burger Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp. tahini
  • 1/2 juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp. tamari
  • 1.5 tbsp. maple or honey
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven 200°C
  2. In a food processor or nutribullet blitz up the onion, garlic, sesame oil,coriander and tamari into a paste.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the drained tuna, stir in the chilli flakes, ginger, ground almond, egg and homemade paste.
  4. Once this is combined really well, let the mix stand in the fridge for 30 minutes.( it still works if you skip this step they are just a little easier the old after being chilled).
  5. Take sections and using your hands make patties/burgers.
  6. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. ( they also develop a nice crispy out crust during this time).
  8. For Sauce, combine and ingredients together into a smooth & creamy dip.