Herby Tuna Burgers With Wasabi (Low Fat and Healthy)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

These tuna burgers are a great way to get people that don't think they like fish to eat and enjoy it. These burgers are very low fat, particularly for a burger, easy to make and taste really good. The wasabi paste I used didn't overpower the other flavors but added a nice background taste but if you wanted a stronger strength you could certainly use more of the paste. The cooking time includes the 30 minute chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro and soy sauce into a food processor or mini chopper and blitz together for about 20 to 30 seconds until everything is blended and the herbs are finely chopped.
  2. Empty the herb mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the tuna chunks into the food processor and blitz until the tuna is ground up but not yet a paste. This takes me about 30 seconds with the need to pulse a bit to get the stubborn chunks.
  4. Scrape the tuna out into the same mixing bowl you put the herb mixture into.
  5. Add the wasabi paste into the bowl and them combine with your hands to make sure everything is well mixed.
  6. Divide the mixture into four and make into four even sized patties.
  7. Put patties on a plate and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Take the burgers out of the fridge and heat a non-stick frying pan until it is hot and use either a bit of canola oil or a cooking spray if you want to save those extra fat grams. Though, if you keep it canola oil it is mostly unsaturated fat. So, whatever works for you.
  9. Put the burger patties in the hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until they are cooked through.
  10. Serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was good. I liked the wasabi and the soy sauce. I added an additional 1/2 tsp. wasabi to some low fat yogart dressing and drizzled it on top. Made for the Went to the Market Tag Game.

3 5

I followed the recipe exactly, but did the patties on a grill pan. This screams for a condiment (maybe a spicy guacamole - that's my plan for the last 2 patties I have..). I had it with A1 original steak sauce. It definitely does not taste like fish and is tasty, but I felt my patties were a bit bland. I'm thinking a bit more cilantro and onion.. Maybe the guacamole will add a nice zing to it.

5 5

Sarah_Jayne, this is a great recipe! I made it this morning so it actually was in the fridge for about 8 hours. I was concerned about the amount of the wasabi paste but it was perfect. I served this with lettuce and tomato, still thinking of a condiment. My son (15) had 2 of these on rolls with ketchup and american cheese and loved it! So how can you argue with that. Everyone enjoyed!!