Ready in 30 minutes, these tuna burgers are perfect for any night of the week. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Flax-Crusted Tuna Burgers


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Flax-Crusted Tuna Burgers: Thaw tuna, if frozen. Rinse tuna; pat dry with paper towels. Finely chop tuna and set aside. In a medium bowl beat egg white with a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, tarragon, the 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Add tuna; stir gently to combine. Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties, using damp hands if necessary.

  • In a shallow dish combine the flaxseed meal and flaxseeds. Dip tuna patties into flaxseed mixture, turning to coat evenly.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet or nonstick griddle with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add tuna patties; cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of patties registers 160 degrees F, turning once halfway through cooking time.

  • Meanwhile, prepare Avocado Aioli: In a medium bowl use a potato masher or fork to coarsely mash avocado. Add mayonnaise, lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, the 1/8 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Continue to mash until mixture is well mixed but still slightly chunky.

  • To serve, place one sandwich thin half, cut side up, on each of four serving plates. Top with spinach leaves and tomato slices. Top each with a cooked tuna patty. Spoon one-fourth of the avocado mixture over each patty.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 531 mg sodium. 760 mg potassium; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 34.5 g protein; 1298 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 38 mcg folate; 79 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 64 mg magnesium;