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A tuna patty is plated over fresh salad and topped with a lemon wedge and dill sauce.

Healthy Tuna Patties

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 364 kcal


  • 3 5 oz cans of tuna
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

For the sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Drain the tuna. Make sure all the liquid is pressed out of the tuna. Set to the side.

  2. Mix the ingredients. Combine the egg, red onion, lemon juice, dill, and Old Bay seasoning. Stir to combine. Add the tuna and breadcrumbs, then mix well.

  3. Form the patties. Shape the patties to 1 inch thickness and place them on a plate.

  4. Heat the pan over medium heat. Add the coconut oil to the pan and allow it to get hot over medium heat. Gently add the patties to the pan and sear on each side for 3-5 minutes, until golden brown. Using a spatula to flip the patties.

  5. Make the sauce. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice/zest, garlic, and salt in a blender. Blend the sauce until it is smooth.

  6. Serve. Drizzle the dill sauce over the tuna patties and top with more dill and wedges of lemon. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Tuna Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 579mg25%
Potassium 371mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 377IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.