Jalapeno Tuna Fritters

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Quick and easy jalapeno tuna fritters are the perfect lunch prep for the week! Toss them over a salad, or serve them with an easy dill yogurt sauce for a delicious balanced meal.

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Jalapeno Tuna Fritters

Canned tuna is one of my pantry staples since it’s an easy source of protein during the week. Normally I like to flake it over a salad, but when I have a little extra time I love throwing together these Jalapeno Tuna Fritters.

These patties are protein packed and filled with flavor, and are delicious as a snack during the day.

Tuna fritters are a great make-ahead option for busy weeks. You can even serve them as an appetizer for when you have guests over.

When I have a ton of recipes to test, I love having quick, nourishing foods that are ready to eat in the fridge to simplify my meals. I’ll usually throw one or two of these patties over a large salad and call it lunch! They’re so simple to make, and easily customizable.

What you’ll need to made these jalapeno tuna patties: 

  • canned tuna- I prefer mine in water, and usually go for solid white albacore tuna
  • cassava flour- you can use oat flour or all-purpose flour instead, or substitute your favorite breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • mayo
  • scallions and jalapeno pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • garlic powder, salt & pepper!
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The fresh yogurt dill sauce pairs so well with the spicy burgers. It’s fresh and zesty, and the perfect yogurt dip to serve as a side for veggies too!

jalapeno tuna fritters

This recipe is quick and easy, and truly the perfect work week lunch. You guys are going to love it!

Other make ahead recipes to try:

Easy Pasta Salad

Black Bean and Veggie Burritos

Spinach & White Bean Burgers

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

Jalapeno Tuna Fritters

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Course: Main
Servings

5-6

fritters
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna in water, drained (10 oz)

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno, chopped

  • 1/4 red onion, chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp mayo

  • 1/3 cup cassava flour, or substitute oat or
    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Olive oil, to pan fry

  • Yogurt Dill Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • Pinch salt

  • Olive oil, to top

Directions

  • Flake the tuna in a large bowl then add in the egg, mayo, scallions, onion, jalapeno and spices. Mix until well combined.
  • Add in the cassava flour and mix well.
  • Heat a large skillet with 1-2 tbsp of oil on medium heat. Form about 5 patties with the tuna mixture, squeezing them well between your palms.
  • Pan-fry each side for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake them on 375 F for 15 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • While the tuna fritters cook, combine the yogurt dill sauce together in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the top before serving.
  • Serve fresh over your tuna fritters. Leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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2 Comments

  1. Sherry J

    I am newly diagnosed with an egg allergy,; what can I substitute here?

    • I haven’t tested any subs, but you may be able to use a flax egg instead (1 tbsp flax seed + 2 1/2 tbsp of water). Otherwise those cartoned egg replacers should work!

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