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Mediterranean Tuna Burgers

Mediterranean Tuna Burgers


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Mediterranean Tuna Burgers

Omega-3s in tuna burgers will keep you healthy and are much better than saturated fat in beef burgers.


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 5 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 25 min



  • 2 pounds chilled fresh tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped capers, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns or sandwich thins
  • 8 slices tomatoes from the vine or beefsteak tomatoes
  • Sliced avocado (about 3 slices per burger)



1 Finely dice tuna and in a large bowl mix with capers, red onion, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
2 Moisten hands and shape tuna mixture into eight 4-ounce burgers (about the size of the palm of your hand and thickness of a deck of cards). Place prepared burgers on a plate, cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or freeze for about 5 to 10 minutes).
3 Spray grill or grill pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Grill burgers about 2 minutes per side (or longer if you like them more well-done).
4 Place burgers on bottoms of buns or sandwich thins and top each burger with one slice of tomato, three slices of avocado, and bun/thin top. Serve and enjoy!

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Omega-3s in tuna burgers will keep you healthy and are much better than saturated fat in beef burgers.

About Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN


Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and founder of Nutritioulicious, a private practice in New York City. She loves trying new restaurants, cooking with seasonal ingredients, and sharing nutrition tips! You can read her nutrition blog at Nutritioulicious

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