Spice up your weeknight dinners with these delicious tuna burgers served with a spicy tahini cabbage slaw. They’re flavorful, spicy, and the perfect meal prep to stock your freezer with.
Homemade Tuna Burgers
Homemade fish burgers are a quick and easy dinner idea for the week. They’re packed with fresh ingredients and taste delicious served with a spicy tahini coleslaw salad.
The tuna cakes are full of flavor and stay perfectly tender on the inside.
Healthy meal prep
I love preparing some form of burger to have on hand for a simple dinner during the week. They’re easy to make, freeze well, and can be made from so many different proteins.
Since my freezer is always stocked with some type of bean burger, I decided to switch things up with fresh tuna burgers.
What you’ll need to make tuna burgers
Fresh fish– I used fresh albacore tuna in this recipe. If fresh tuna is hard to come by, you can turn these into any fish burger you prefer! Mahi mahi, salmon, or cod would be great options
Flavorings- onion, parsley, scallions, lemon zest, garlic, and jalapenos add the most delicious flavor to these burgers
Bread crumbs- the breadcrumbs acts as a binder and help hold the burgers together
Condiments- you’ll need a little mayo, dijon mustard, and some hot sauce. They not only add flavor, but also help keep the burger juicy
You can slice up your fish with a sharp knife until its minced, or pulse it in a food processor to blend it. Then combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and form them into patties. Grill them on a pan for just about 3-4 minutes, until they brown on both sides.
The spicy tahini cabbage slaw is the perfect side to pair with these burgers. It’s made from cabbage, kale and carrots and tossed in a simple dressing made with tahini, sriracha, lemon juice and garlic.
I love these burgers with a side of homemade chipotle mayo in a bun or with a side of french fries.
Any way you serve them, you’re going to love ’em!