Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A low-carbohydrate main course. Light and satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain zucchini in a paper towel-lined colander until as dry as possible (some squishing may be required!).
  2. In a bowl, combine zucchini, tuna, eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Shape into six patties about 1" thick.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add tuna patties and cook until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes.
  7. (I have cooked these in batches).
  8. To serve, place two patties on a lettuce leaf, top each with a slice of tomato and a dollop of mayonnaise.
Most Helpful

I made 1-1/2 recipes and didn't bother trying to make these into patties; I just threw it into a greased 9x13 pan, baked for 30 minutes at 400F, and cut it into 8 pieces. This makes it a great WW recipe!

Swan Valley Tammi May 23, 2008

These really were delicious-but it took some skill to make it work! I'll mention how I made them; hopefully they'll help someone else! I used one can of tuna to make 2 patties. I did add the salt to the zucchini & soaked up as much moisture as I could, but when I formed the patties, they still seemed too wet. So I squeezed the moisture again (after I'd added the rest of the ingredients-I added 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, garlic powder & used 2 tbsp Eggbeaters). Then when I formed patties again, they were much drier & easier to handle. I cooked them on medium in olive oil spray for about 4 mintues for each side. I was nervous they weren't going to hold, as some cracks were forming, but as long as I was gentle with them, it was fine! I topped them with a little fat free mayo, no tomato, a little mustard & 1/2 slice turkey bacon for a kick. A great low carb meal! Thanks for sharing!

LUVMY2BOYS April 16, 2008

Absolutely wonderful, don't change a thing.

MIKE MATTHEWS January 06, 2006