Grilled Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Slaw

Swap the beef for tuna for a healthier burger this summer

Light tuna burgers are topped with a punchy wasabi slaw for a spicy, summery grilled dinner.

This recipe is courtesy of Cape Fear Nutrition.

4
Servings
271
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the slaw

  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon wasabi paste
  • 1 Cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 Cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons carrots, julienned

For the burger

  • 20 Ounces canned tuna
  • 1 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Kaiser rolls, lightly toasted

Directions

For the slaw

In a medium bowl, mix green cabbage, red onion, and carrots.

In a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, canola oil, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, and wasabi paste. Stir will and pour over cabbage mixture. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the burger

Preheat the grill.

Add tuna to a large bowl, and chop finely. Add eggs and as many breadcrumbs as are needed to hold the patties together.

Place patties on a perforated grill pan, and set the pan directly on the grill. Allow to cook until firm enough to flip without breaking, approximately 8-10 minutes per side, depending on thickness of burger. Remove from the grill.

Serve each tuna burger on a toasted Kaiser roll, and top with wasabi slaw.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
221µg
32%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
28mg
37%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
87mg
27%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Phosphorus, P
355mg
51%
Selenium, Se
96µg
100%
Sodium, Na
227mg
15%
Water
166g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.