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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    • WMP on July 9, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    Primo, I just came across your website while surfing the net. I eat healthy, but I don’t know much about the Paleo diet but this looks like a great recipe that I would like to try. I always buy tuna in the grocery store but I may have seen Safe Catch Tuna but I really can’t remember. I had no idea that this brand of tuna has the lowest mercury of any brand, that’s good to know. How long have you been on the paleo diet?

    1. Glad you find the recipe appealing,  I have been in the Primal-Paleo Lifestyle for about a year now and the changes have been remarkable

  1. Sounds like a nice meal. I have bookmarked it so that I can try it in the future.

    1. Thank you so much for your input, greatly appreciated. Please do try it an let me know your thoughts, I’m sure you will enjoy this recipe.

    • Thomas Ydell on July 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    that recipe looks nice,

    I don’t know about 4 serving tho I would eat the lot of them myself ,got to love me some tuna.

    need that protein for the gains, save me from just eating plan tuna out of the tin

    Or dousing it in vinegar because it’s to try and bland.

    1. Hi Thomas: Tuna is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, and there are many ways you can serve it. Thank you for stoping by, greatly appreciated.

    • Norman on July 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm
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    This is a great post on primal-paleo recipes tuna cakes with roasted red pepper mayo, This is a very great post and recipes. This is the first time that I have heard of this recipes and it sounds very delicious,

    Your readers will love what you are sharing and they will find this post to be pretty amazing. Thanks again for sharing.

    1. Thank you Norman for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it. Once you try it please let us know what you think.

    • Barb on July 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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    OMG! This recipe looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it. I think I’ll cook it in avocado oil. I discovered it just recently and it’s really great for frying at high temperatures and there is no aftertaste.

    I really like the red pepper mayo. I never thought of making a special mayo out of regular mayo. Do you make your own mayo as well from scratch or do you buy organic?

    1. Hi Barb:  Thank you so much for your feedback. I usually buy an organic mayo made out of avocado oil that tastes great.

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