These bright and savory air-fryer tuna patties won't disappoint for a quick lunch or dinner. They hold their shape nicely while cooking, with a tender middle and a crispy crust on the outside. Peppery arugula and a lemony mayonnaise sauce round out the meal., December 2021


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins

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  • Place tuna, panko, onion, bell pepper, celery, egg, 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl. Stir gently to combine. Shape the mixture into 8 patties 2 1/2 inches in diameter and about 1/2 inch thick (about 1/3 cup mixture per patty). Place the patties on a parchment-paper-lined plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat an air fryer to 360°F for 15 minutes. Lightly coat the fry basket with cooking spray and coat each patty with cooking spray. Working in batches if needed, add the patties to the basket in a single layer; cook until slightly crisp and heated through, about 6 minutes per side. (Lightly coat the basket with cooking spray between batches.)

  • Meanwhile, combine mustard and the remaining 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Place 2 tuna patties, 1 cup arugula and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise sauce on each of 4 plates.

Nutrition Facts

2 tuna patties, 1 cup arugula & 1 Tbsp. sauce
335 calories; fat 22g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 470mg; carbohydrates 14g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 22g; sugars 2g; niacin equivalents 4mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 1202IU; potassium 305mg.