Easy Tuna Cakes with Greens & Lemon Dressing


Dried herbs, white beans and canned tuna come together in these easy tuna cakes served over greens. A lemony dressing ties this quick dinner together.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup rinsed no-salt-added canned white beans

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 teaspoon dried mint

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans wild albacore tuna packed in oil, drained

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (5 ounce) package spring mix salad greens


  1. Coarsely mash beans with a fork or potato masher in a large bowl. Stir in egg, 2 teaspoons mustard, lemon zest, dill, mint and tarragon. Flake tuna into chunks; gently fold into the bean mixture. Sprinkle panko over the mixture; gently fold in until well combined. Form the mixture into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Swirl to coat the pan. Cook the patties until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.

  3. Whisk lemon juice, honey, pepper, salt and the remaining 1 teaspoon mustard and 5 tablespoons oil in a small bowl. Divide greens among 4 plates; top each with a tuna cake and drizzle evenly with dressing.

    Easy Herby Tuna Cakes over Greens
    Antonis Achilleos

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
27g Fat
19g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Vitamin A 2404IU 48%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Potassium 299mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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