Simple Suppers: Tuna Burgers

Tuna Burger

You might remember that back in November when I went to the states I wrote about an incredible Tuna Burger I had. I have been itching to have a go at it ever since I got back and this week was the week.

Interestingly and completely unintentionally it collided with the news that many british supermarkets had been selling beef burgers that contained horse meat and pork. Which got me thinking. How much do we really know what is in our food? It’s actually quite scary. I had always thought that by cooking most meals From Scratch you pretty much know what is in your food because you put it all there. However it had never really occurred to me that any meat I bought wouldn’t just be the meat I thought it was. It has made me think it might be worth the extra money and time visiting a butcher. Because whilst meat is meat, I think knowing what you are putting in your body whether it’s particularly healthy or not is important. It gives you control and allows you to make your own choices about what you want to eat. So what better reason to cook From Scratch – and why not start with this delicious Tuna Burger.

This burger is lovely and meaty at the same time as being so light and delicious, I think it’s going to be a regular when it comes to summer barbecues and just sheer indulgence.

It’s very simple and quick to make – why not try it for supper this week.

Ingredients Tuna Burger

(makes 2)

2 tuna Steaks

2 sprigs of Basil

2 sprigs of Mint

a dash of ground Corriander

a handful of Spring Onions roughly chopped

1 Chilli

Zest 1 Lemon

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

To Serve

  • Crusty Roll
  • Tomato and Lettuce salad


  1. In a food processor blitz basil, mint, spring onions and chilli together,
  2. Remove from processor and mix in coriander and lemon zest
  3. Dice your tuna into tiny cubes
  4. In a bowl mix the tuna with your herb mix and combine into balls and then squash down into patties
  5. Place in the fridge for about 20 mins
  6. Heat a griddle pan, remove tuna burgers and cover with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper
  7. Place in the pan and leave to cook for 4/5 mins on one side, flip over and cook for 4/5 mins on the other side
  8. Remove from the pan squeeze a dash of lemon over and place in bun, with salad (as a side note adding a dash of tomato ketchup is pretty delicious as well)!

So next time you fancy a burger and want to know exactly what goes into it. Why not give this a try.

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