Tuna burgers

September 12, 2018 (Last Updated: September 19, 2018)
Tuna burgers

Westfalia Plain or Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil

These tuna burgers are perfect for entertaining.

Avocado oil is versatile and delicious. With a high smoke point of 250°C, it is ideal for cooking, baking, drizzling, dipping, frying, roasting and braaiing.

Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Tuna burgers

Serves: 4
Total Time: 30 mins


  • SLAW

  • ½ head cabbage, finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced into strips
  • 60ml (¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Westfalia Plain or Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil, to drizzle
  • 4 x 100 – 120g fresh tuna portions
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • lemon juice, to drizzle
  • dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 4 brown burger buns, halved and toasted
  • mint leaves, to garnish



For the slaw, place the sliced cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise and juice of 1 lemon to a large bowl and toss to coat all over. Season to taste and set aside until needed.


For the tuna burgers, heat a griddle pan over very high heat. Drizzle the tuna portions with your choice of avocado oil and rub to coat all over. When the pan is smoking hot, sear the tuna, about 1 – 2 minutes per side.


Remove the tuna from the pan, season to taste, drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle over dried chilli flakes, if desired.


To serve, place a portion of tuna on a toasted burger bun base, add slaw, garnish with mint leaves and finish with a burger bun top.

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