Main Course,  Seafood

Ahi Tuna Burgers {with Avocado Aioli & Sriracha Mayo}

Ahi Tuna Burger from Lemony Thyme

Ahi Tuna Burgers with Avocado Aioli & Sriracha Mayo.

After we fell in love with Salmon Burgers, Ahi Tuna Burgers seemed like a natural progression.  A nice simple mixture of diced ahi tuna, with a little sesame oil, scallion, ginger, and soy is all you need.

Ahi Tuna Burger

So you might ask….why then did I served them with two types of spreads and a variety of finely shredded crispy-fried veggies on the side.  I promise….I’m working on “Simplify.”

Ahi Tuna Burgers {with Avocado Aioli & Sriracha Mayo}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


For burgers…

  • 8 ounces Ahi Tuna cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger root
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • coconut oil or other high heat oil for grilling

For avocado aioli…

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 Tbl. mayonnaise
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

For sriracha mayo…

  • 1 Tbl. sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbl. mayonnaise

To serve…

  • 2 burger buns optional
  • leafy greens optional


  • Combine burger ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 3-4 times. Check for texture and pulse a few more times if necessary. You want the tuna to be chopped to about pea size pieces or a bit larger. Don’t over process.
  • Combine Avocado Aioli ingredients and reserve. Combine Sriracha Mayo ingredients and reserve.
  • Heat 1 Tbl. coconut oil in skillet over medium heat. Form mixture into two patties. Pan grill for 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Serve on leafy greens or burger buns or both with a side of each sauce.

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