Easy Tuna Cakes (gluten free + paleo)

Paleo and gluten free Easy Tuna Cakes come together in under 15 minutes and only take 5 minute to cook! These flavorful tuna cakes can be served as an appetizer or main dish. Make great lunches!

FLAVORFUL Easy Tuna Cakes are paleo + gluten free. Great for lunch or to serve as an appetizer! I was going to share a salad recipe with you today but then these Easy Tuna Cakes happened and I was like TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE! It’s Monday. Easy and flavorful, gluten free + paleo tuna cakes will snap you right out of the Monday blues, should you be suffering from them. ;)

These happened because well, albacore tuna packets were BOGO free at the grocery store so I bought that albacore tuna and said YOU WILL NOT END UP AS TUNA SALAD! It seems like the only thing that tuna is used for in my house is tuna salad. Pretty boring, eh? It’s time tuna met a little variety.

Ken and I had these as a light lunch (2 cakes each) and dipped them in a sauce made with full fat sour cream and hot sauce (pictured in photos). These would make great appetizers, too. And if you’re okay with eating bread or gluten, you could serve these on buns and have tuna cake sandwiches! You could also serve them sandwiched between two lettuce leaves or two grilled portobellos to make paleo friendly sandwiches. ♥︎

FLAVORFUL Easy Tuna Cakes are paleo + gluten free. Great for lunch or to serve as an appetizer!

These Easy Tuna Cakes are filled with flavorful, paleo friendly ingredients:

  • roasted red pepper
  • green onion
  • stone ground mustard
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh cilantro
  • almond meal
  • and of course, tuna

4.3 from 4 reviews
Easy Tuna Cakes (gluten free + paleo)
 
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Paleo and gluten free Easy Tuna Cakes come together in under 15 minutes and only take 5 minute to cook! These flavorful tuna cakes can be served as an appetizer or main dish. Make great lunches!
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Main Dish
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 6.4oz packets of albacore tuna
  • ½ C almond meal
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted red pepper
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp stone ground mustard
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until blended. Form into 4 patties. Place the patties on a plate and then put them in your freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Add the chilled tuna cakes and cook 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Place the cooked tuna cakes on a paper towel lined plate after cooking to drain excess oil and then transfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Notes
Adapted from Simply Recipes Tuna Patties.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tuna cakes Calories: 385 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 10g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 1619mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 47g Cholesterol: 75mg

FLAVORFUL Easy Tuna Cakes are paleo + gluten free. Great for lunch or to serve as an appetizer!FLAVORFUL Easy Tuna Cakes are paleo + gluten free. Great for lunch or to serve as an appetizer!

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Easy Tuna Cakes (gluten free + paleo)

Comments

  1. Joanne says

    These tuna cakes look yummy! And I like that you used almond meal instead of bread crumbs. I will be making these soon.

  2. says

    These tuna cakes look like he perfect apps, Julie! I love that they are gluten free and paleo! I could easily eat the entire batch all by myself :)

  3. Deb a says

    Sounds like a great recipe to have on hand Julie. We like crab cakes so I know we would love these!

  4. Alex says

    If you add extra spices and follow the recipe it makes great tuna meat for lettuce wraps but definitely NOT patties. It needs something to hold them together otherwise they just fall apart… Kinda disappointing. Great idea but it didn’t really work. I was hyped up by the comments on how easy it was and how good it was but it did not turn out that way.

  5. says

    This was my first-time trial to cook this. The results were good. It was easy to prepare. Now that it was my first time, I know I will do it more perfectly the second time. I will cook again soon. I highly recommend this recipe to first timers. Do it right the first time with this recipe.

  6. Tanya says

    Is there an egg missing or something? The flavor was good but they were tuna crumbles and didn’t remotely hold together… Disappointing!

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