Lower Calorie Tuna Fishcakes

These tuna cakes make a great snack – they even taste good cold straight out of the fridge. But for a main meal you can eat these tuna patties with a side salad, or you can turn it into a burger with layers of tomato, lettuce and a slice of cheese. This is really easy to make, all you need to do is chop a few ingredients, mix everything in one bowl, shape into patties and shallow fry for a few minutes and you’ll have a tasty and satisfying meal.



  • 2 160g (6oz) cans Tuna
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Splash of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 medium eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  1. Drain the two cans of tuna then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Finely chop the onion and parsley, then add to the bowl.
  3. Mix in the mustard, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, Tabasco and bread crumbs.
  4. Season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl then pour into the tuna mixture.
  6. Mix until everything is well combined.
  7. Shape into 10 small round patties.
  8. Heat the cooking spray in a frying pan on high/medium.
  9. Shallow fry the patties for a few minutes on each side, transfer to a plate and serve.

Serves 10 – Serving Size 1 tuna cake – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 103, Protein: 11g, Carbohydrate: 5g, Fat: 4g