Delicious Tuna Cakes

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These Delicious Tune Cakes are a staple in our house and one of my favorite meals I cook. Not only are they packed with flavor but I love them because I usually have most of the ingredients on-hand and can whip them up in no time.

It’s rare that I buy canned foods (I try to stick to fresh produce and whole meats or fish) but when I do, I always choose Wild Planet Albacore Tuna. The fish they offer is wild and sustainably-caught – not farm-raised which is important to me- and also contain less mercury than standard canned fish.

I always keep several jars in our pantry so I have them for those weeknights when I’m not sure whether I’ll cook. The rest of the ingredients in this recipe – like egg, flour, breadcrumbs, mustard, mayo – I usually have in my fridge/pantry so it’s simple to pull these tuna cakes together.

Side note: I used to buy these cans of tuna for a whopping $5 each at Whole Foods (you’re paying for the better quality fish, of course) but I recently found the exact Albacore Wild Tuna on Amazon for $3 a can, so I now purchase in bulk from there.

I usually make these tuna cakes in advance during the day and then store in the fridge for a few hours. When you’re ready to eat, they’re ready in less than 10 minutes. Let me know how you like them!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1/3 cup flour (I sub almond flour)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayo (I sub Veganaise)
  • 1 egg
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup of Italian parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
  2. Form into patties (approximately 5)
  3. Put patties in the fridge for 20+ minutes so they harden
  4. When ready to cook, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat
  5. Add patties to the pan and let them sit undisturbed for 5 minutes and then flip; cook for another 5 minutes
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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