Tuna Burgers

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  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6m
  • Ready In: 16m

Simple and nutritious, these burgers can be made quickly with ingredients on hand. I found this recipe at least twenty years ago, and have passed it along many times. It still remains one of my favourites and continues to receive rave reviews. This is one of the few recipes that I have given to perfect strangers via e-mail after we’ve met in the grocery store buying tuna at the same time!


  • 10 Soda Crackers, salted
  • 1 Can Tuna (in water)
  • 1/3 Cup Light Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dillweed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Whole Wheat Pitas
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Alfalfa Sprouts


Step 1

Crush crackers finely by placing in bag and rolling with rolling pin or bottle.

Step 2

Drain tuna; flake finely in bowl.

Step 3

Stir in half of the cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise, half of the dillweed, the oregano and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Place remaining crumbs on waxed paper or in a shallow bowl. Shape tuna mixture into 2 patties; press into crumbs to coat. (Patties can be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 6 hours).

Step 5

In medium frying pan, heat oil over medium-low heat; cook patties for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden.

Step 6

Meanwhile, halve pitas and warm in toaster.

Step 7

In small bowl, stir together remaining mayonnaise, yogurt, remaining dillweed, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Halve each hot patty and place in pita with cucumber slices, sprouts and some of the sauce.

Photo Credit: Mary Thompson, Flickr

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