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Healthy Tuna and Vegetable Patties

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I am a tuna fan, I eat it nearly every day whether it’s rice cakes for lunch with avocado or dinner in these delish tuna patties.  They really are a complete meal in one ticking all the nutritional boxes and perfect for summer nights served with a light salad.  Also, if you have little ones that prefer finger food, this recipe is right down your alley.  Super healthy and super fast!

Healthy Tuna and Vegetable Patties

Makes approx 15 patties.


+ 1 large 425gm tuna in springwater
+ 1 large zucchini, grated
+ 2 carrots finely diced and cooked
+ 1 cob of corn, corn removed
+ 2 eggs, lightly beaten
+ 1 tbsp flour
+ 5 medium size potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed (about 400gm) OR 10 rice cakes processed into fine crumbs
+  breadcrumbs for coating

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1.  Drain the fish, heat oil in a pan and fry zucchini, carrots and corn for 5 mins

2.  Transfer veggies to a bowl and add flour, salt pepper and drained fish and flour

3.  Add potatoes (or rice cakes) and beaten egg

4.  Leave to cool and then shape patties using egg ring and cover in breadcrumbs

5.  Heat oil in large fry pan over medium heat cook patties 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown

Serve with sweet chilli sauce


Perfect to freeze for a quick meal when time is short.


Do you have a favourite tuna recipe?

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  • Reply A-M November 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    … and thank you! Tonight’s dinner! So healthy and delicious! A-M xx

  • Reply Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' November 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I am absolutely going to make these!

    Might even see how Max goes with one!

    Thank you xx

  • Reply Karla {Ironmum Karla} November 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Enjoy, let me know how they go. Again you can really add whatever veges you have in the fridge!

  • Reply loulou November 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Hello Karla

    Love it to the bank and back!

    I am a massive fan of tin salmon for so many things in the kitchen.

    I often used to make the salmon patties like yours and forgot about these little beauties – so thank you for reminding me

    have a wonderful day (and thank you for visiting me too – much appreciated!)

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


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