A delicious way to enjoy canned tuna! These spicy lime tuna cakes are made with garlic, onions, chili powder, fresh lime juice then served with a simple yogurt sauce and arugula salad.
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Spicy Lime Tuna Cakes with Yogurt Sauce

A delicious way to enjoy canned tuna! These spicy lime tuna cakes are made with garlic, onions, chili powder, fresh lime juice then served with a simple yogurt sauce and arugula salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Low Carb
Servings: 4 patties
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces good quality canned tuna (I used Blue Harbor Wild Albacore Tuna with Sea Salt)
  • 1 small small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (depending on spicy preference)
  • 2 limes divided
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add tuna, red onion, garlic, chili powder, and juice from 1 lime. Stir to mix. Add bread crumbs, egg, and salt + pepper to taste. Mix all together until well combined. Shape the tuna mixture into 1-inch thick patties.
  • In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat and pan fry tuna patties for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, dill, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 
  • Toss arugula with remaining tablespoon olive oil, remaining tablespoon lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve tuna cakes with yogurt sauce, lime wedges and arugula salad. Enjoy!