Add to My Menu

Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Prep time 25 min
Cook time 10 min
Total time 35 min

Prep time 25 min
Cook time 10 min
Total time 35 min


There are nights when dinner needs to be ready in 15 minutes, and yet you still have no clue what to make. Trust me, I’ve been there!

That’s when this recipe comes in handy. These Tuna Cakes are made with ingredients that you typically have on hand, and take only 15 minutes from start to finish.

If you’re feeling fancy, and have more time, then make the Lemon Dill Sauce too. It’s deliciously creamy without containing any dairy. You won’t even wish for tartar sauce!

I use leftover Tuna Cakes the next day to make my kids tuna sandwiches in their lunches. Break a patty in half and wrap it with a big, crunchy piece of butter lettuce. Yum!

Serves 8
For the Tuna Cakes:

3 cans (5 oz) albacore tuna, in water

2 omega-3 eggs

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

2 tablespoons Ground Flax Seed

1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced; or 1 teaspoon dried dill

dash of black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Lemon Dill Sauce:

¼ cup shallots, minced

1 clove Garlic, minced

½ cup dry sherry

juice from 1 Lemon

2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

½ cup coconut milk, canned and full-fat

1 tablespoon coconut oil

dash of sea salt

dash of black pepper

2 teaspoons arrowroot starch

For the Tuna Cakes:

Drain the tuna and flake into a medium size bowl. Add the eggs, lemon, Dijon, flax, dill and pepper. Mix well.


In a large skillet place the olive oil over medium heat. Form the tuna mixture into 8 patties. Flatten each patty onto the skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side.

For the Lemon Dill Sauce:

Bring the shallots, garlic and sherry to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the lemon juice, fresh dill and Dijon. Reduce the heat slightly and add the coconut milk, coconut oil, salt, pepper and arrowroot. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over your tuna cakes.


Calories: 171
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 3g
Sodium: 214mg
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 15g
Sugar: —

{{state.filters.category || 'All Categories'}}
No Results