Tuna Patties with Dill Pickle Aioli

Sep 14, 2021 | Seafood

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These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

Tuna Patties with Dill Pickle Aioli

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

It’s been a minute since I opened a can of tuna. I never really know what to do with them to make the tuna more appetizing, but I’ve been an advocate of making burgers with canned salmon, so I decided to give this idea a try! I’ve found you can sear a nice crispy outside on these patties which gives a whole new life and definition to the canned tuna. It’s an easy recipe you can turn to time and again when you’re in a pinch!

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

Tuna Patties for Easy Lunches

Can I be honest? I low-key hate lunch time. I’m a bottomless pit most days, and it’s really gotten old, especially since I became an entrepreneur. I don’t want a break in the middle of the day, and planning out lunches is just not something I have time for when I’m already cooking and grocery shopping non stop all week. If I don’t have leftovers on hand I just don’t know what to do and end up with a boring old protein shake.
Enter: tuna patties!

These patties are a breeze to make a batch of and they’ve got a great amount of protein to help keep you full and alive and stuff. Lunch makes no sense to me as a concept, but these tuna patties absolutely do. Plus, these patties can be frozen, reheated for quick meals, and served literally any way you want. Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. Actually, those sound like the three ways you shouldn’t serve these, but anything else should be fine.

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

Easy Dill Pickle Aioli

No matter how you want to serve your patties (in a bun, on a salad, etc) you should totally serve them with this Dill Pickle Aioli. I’m a self-proclaimed nemesis of mayo, but the addition of Bubbies Pickles and a bunch of fresh dill adds the perfect amount of zest and crunch to make such a delightful aioli that you’ll totally forget mayo was ever involved in the recipe.

I used my go-to pickles from Bubbies for the aioli. Their naturally fermented pickles have the best spice blend that I’ve found in a pickle jar and they’re wildly addictive. I used a tiny bit of the pickle juice in the aioli and it’s just enough flavor to perfectly contrast against the tuna patties. Some things are simply meant to be and the pickley aioli/tuna combo is one of them.
And if you’re looking for other ways to spice up your lunch game, Bubbies has a Spicy Sauerkraut that I’m also a huge fan of!

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

Without further ado, it’s time to make some quick and easy tuna patties! I’d love to see your beautiful creations so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

Tuna Patties with Dill Pickle Aioli

These quick and easy (and gluten free!) tuna patties are the perfect solution for easy weekday lunches that you can make ahead of time. The zesty dill pickle aioli helps keep them exciting and adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor twist.

PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
SERVINGS 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 5-oz cans tuna drained
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cassava flour or flour of choice
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil for frying

Dill Pickle Aioli

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil mayo
  • 2 tbsp Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 chopped Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickle
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Sliced lime and fresh dill for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, mix together tuna, egg, cassava flour, scallions, coconut aminos, and lime. Form the mixture into 4 burger patties.
  2. In a small dish, stir together mayo, pickle juice, chopped pickle, and fresh dill. Set aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy.
  4. Top tuna paties with aioli, fresh dill, and lime.

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Hey! I’m Moriah– a commercial and editorial food photographer and creative entrepreneur who is perpetually drinking coffee and covered in dog hair. I write this blog from New York City where I run my creative agency, The B Edit. I write this blog in the hopes that you can one day have your creative dream job, too!   

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