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Tuna Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Mayo – Who Said Paleo is Boring

Tuna Cakes

Today I’m going to bring you a great recipe that is Whole30, Primal, and Paleo compliant. Made with ready for it? Canned Tuna.

Now we all know that canned tuna usually gets a bad rap but believe me there are some brands out there that are worth the try.  Such a brand is Safe Catch Elite Canned Tuna.

This tuna is really safe to eat and as an added bonus it also taste great.  Some of it’s attributes are:

  1. Lowest mercury of any brand. Every single fish is tested and it’s the only brand that meets consumer reports ‘Low Mercury’ criteria for pregnant women and kids.
  2. 10 times stricter mercury limit than that required by the FDA.
  3. It’s the only canned tuna that is slow cooked which results in higher-levels of Omega 3’s.
  4. Sustainably caught.
  5. No fillers and additives and packed in BPA free cans.

You can buy Safe Catch Tuna on Amazon or you can check the Store Sites Locator to see if you can purchase it at your local supermarket.

OK lets get to the good part, cooking our Tuna Cakes.

Prep Time: About 15 minutes

Cook Time: About 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Tips: When making the Tuna Cakes, make sure the tuna is well drained and patty the burgers in to 8 mini burgers. The smaller they are the easier they are to flip. I recommend cooking the burgers in grass-fed organic ghee because I love the flavor and it makes the outsides of the burgers nice in crispy. Coconut oil or avocado oil are great options, too!

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Serving size: 2 small burgers Calories: 155 Fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 320 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 22 g

Author: The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe type: Burger | Whole30
Serves: 4 servings (8 small burgers)


Tuna Cakes:

2 (5 oz.) cans Safe Catch Tuna, well drained
2 whole eggs (I recommend Organic Eggs)
¼ cup almond flour
¼ cup finely diced onion
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp. dried dill weed
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
Ghee, avocado oil, or coconut oil for frying.

Roasted Red Pepper Mayo

½ cup mayo
¼ cup roasted red pepper (patted dry)
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine and mix together the Tuna Cakes ingredients (except ghee/oil) in a bowl.
  • Form into 8 small patties.
  • In a large fry pan on medium high heat, add ghee – enough to cover the base of the pan.
  • Once ghee is hot, add the patties to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.
  • For the Roasted Red Pepper Mayo, combine the ingredients in a small food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve Roasted Red Pepper Mayo on top of tuna cakes.

Hopefully you would be able to add this amazing recipe to your weekend menu. Here is to a Healthier and Happier Lifestyle eating clean and wholesome food that tastes great.

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