Ready in 30 minutes, these tuna burgers are perfect for any night of the week.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

331.8 calories; protein 34.5g 69% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 8g 32% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 11.6g 18% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 46.8mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 1298.1IU 26% DV; vitamin c 13mg 22% DV; folate 37.9mcg 10% DV; calcium 78.5mg 8% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 63.8mg 23% DV; potassium 760.2mg 21% DV; sodium 531mg 21% DV.