Ahi Tuna Burgers

Now that summer is right around the corner that means fresh corn, veggies from the garden and burgers on the grill. The only thing is I don't really eat much meat so I am always on that mission for the best veggie burger. While I do have some recipes to try, I was really in the mood for an ahi tuna burger tonight. They remind me of a little place in St. Helena called Taylor's Refresher, which is fast food with a Napa Valley twist. I ended up just "winging" the recipe and I was happy with how they turned out...otherwise I probably wouldn't be sharing it with you :)

3/4 lb fresh ahi or yellowfin tuna
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 tsp soy sauce
1 clove mashed garlic
salt and pepper
2 Tbs olive oil
Whole wheat buns
tomato, lettuce, red onion

1. Chop the tuna with a sharp knife. Do not use a food processor; you want the tuna chunky so it will stick together.

2. In a small bowl combine the tuna, mustard, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands. Form into two patties.


3. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook on each side for two minutes. Blot with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Add to a whole wheat bun and add red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo. You can make an Asian aioli by whisking together mayo (vegan or regular) with a little soy sauce.


As sides I made a quick three bean salad and corn on the cob.


Although I'm pretty sure the boys would enjoy this dish, they had cheeseburgers. Our kids do eat red meat, but like everything else, in moderation :) They actually love veggies and eat fish a couple times a week.


  1. Ack! I still have to try out the recipes you put on your blog. :)! I'm so excited to be done with summer class this Friday. I think I may find one of your older recipes and give it a go!

  2. Hello Elizabeth,
    This recipe for Ahi Tuna Burgers looks so yummy; I will have to give it a whirl in my kitchen. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula


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