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Tuna Cakes with Citrus Salad

Tuna Cakes {with Summer Breeze Citrus Salad}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Servings 2


For the tuna cakes...

  • 12 oz. can Albacore Tuna
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • 4-5 baby carrots shredded
  • 1 small zucchini shredded
  • 2 Tbl. red onion fine diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

For the sauce...

  • 3 Tbl. mayonnaise for sauce
  • 1 Tbl. ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha sauce

For the salad...

  • 2 cups baby greens
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbl. fresh citrus juice lemon, orange, and/or lime
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper


For the tuna cakes...

  • Combine all tuna cake ingredients in medium bowl and blend together using a fork. Make a small test cake and pan fry on both sides over medium heat until golden brown. Taste, and adjust seasoning accordingly. Continue to make 6 larger equal size cakes. Pan fry on both sides over medium heat until golden brown.

For the sauce...

  • Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate any unused portion.

To serve...

  • Place a cup of baby greens on a plate, top with 3 tuna cakes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, squeeze on fresh citrus juice, and dollop with sriracha mayo.


The beauty of these tuna cakes is you can substitute according to ingredients in your pantry or fridge. It's your chance to get happy.