These speedy tuna cakes with olives, red peppers and fresh herbs take only 20 minutes from start to finish. They're tender and bursting with bright flavor. Mashed white beans add texture while also helping to bind the cakes together., January 2022


Credit: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Ruth Blackburn

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mash beans using a fork or potato masher in a large bowl until coarse in texture. Stir in egg, mustard, lemon zest and crushed red pepper until combined. Flake tuna into chunks; gently fold into the bean mixture. Add panko, bell pepper, olives, dill and mint; gently fold until well combined. Divide the mixture into 4 portions; shape into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the patties; cook, turning once, until golden brown and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Garnish with additional dill; drizzle with additional oil and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 patty
233 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 17g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 2g; fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 79mg; vitamin a iu 711IU; sodium 487mg; potassium 124mg; niacin equivalents 1mg.