Herbed Tuna Burgers With Wasabi

tuna burgersTotal Time:  45 mins
Prep Time:  5 mins
Cook Time:  40 mins

Servings: 4

  • 1/2 cup onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lb tuna steak, cut up into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi paste


  1. Put the onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro and soy sauce into a food processor or mini chopper and blitz together for about 20 to 30 seconds until everything is blended and the herbs are finely chopped.
  2. Empty the herb mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the tuna chunks into the food processor and blitz until the tuna is ground up but not yet a paste. This takes me about 30 seconds with the need to pulse a bit to get the stubborn chunks.
  4. Scrape the tuna out into the same mixing bowl you put the herb mixture into.
  5. Add the wasabi paste into the bowl and them combine with your hands to make sure everything is well mixed.
  6. Divide the mixture into four and make into four even sized patties.
  7. Put patties on a plate and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Take the burgers out of the fridge and heat a non-stick frying pan until it is hot and use either a bit of canola oil or a cooking spray if you want to save those extra fat grams. Though, if you keep it canola oil it is mostly unsaturated fat. So, whatever works for you.
  9. Put the burger patties in the hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until they are cooked through.