Tuna Burger Recipe

July 24, 2023 (Last Updated: July 21, 2023)
Tuna burgers

Whether you’re planning a casual weeknight dinner, a fun-filled backyard get-together, or just craving something extraordinary for lunch, this Tuna burger recipe is your ticket to a culinary adventure like no other. These Tuna burgers are also perfect for entertaining offering a fresh, wholesome, and oh-so-satisfying alternative to the traditional beef patty.

Tuna burgers

Serves: 4
Total Time: 30 mins


  • Slaw
  • ½ head cabbage, finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced into strips
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tuna Burgers
  • Westfalia Plain or Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil, to drizzle
  • 4 x 100 – 120 g 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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Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

Photograph by Dylan Swart

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