1011 Virginia Drive, Suite 104, Orlando, FL 32803


Cilantro-Lime Tuna Burgers

I made these tuna burgers as a recovery meal after a heavy leg day in the gym. They’ve got complex carbs to refuel my muscles with the whole grain bun, protein from the tuna to help repair and rebuild those muscles, and healthy fats from the olive oil. These burgers have the added benefit of antioxidants from the cilantro, garlic, lime and green onions to help with inflammation and muscle soreness. They taste as good as they look! I’m glad this batch makes five because I was happy to have leftovers to come home to the next day.

Cilantro-Lime Tuna Burgers

Active prep time: 15 minutes, Refrigeration time: 30 minutes

Makes 5 burgers

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro with stems removed
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 5 green onions, diced (white and green parts)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
  • 4 five oz cans of albacore or yellowfin tuna packed in water, drained
  • 5 whole grain hamburger buns
  • Lettuce and tomato, optional for topping

In a large bowl, mix together cilantro, lime juice and zest, green onions, 3 of the garlic cloves, ginger, soy sauce, mustard, eggs and bread crumbs. Add tuna and mix well.

Form 5 patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and sauté the burgers on medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Serve on a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato (optional) and green beans on the side.


Are you looking for a dietitian or nutritionist in Orlando? Contact us at info[at]orlandodietitian.com or schedule your appointment here. Not in Orlando but still need some nutrition help? We also do online or over the phone consultations.

4 responses to “Cilantro-Lime Tuna Burgers”

  1. […] Pumpkin Burgers Honey Lime & Garlic Vinaigrette No Bake Sweet & Salty Pumpkin Seed Bites Cilantro Lime Tuna Burgers Peanut Butter S’Mores Pizza Sausage Sweet Potato […]

  2. jjiral says:

    Reblogged this on Anew Creation Ventures and commented:
    Tuna burgers are a great option to those beef burgers that make you feel so guilty. You’ll probably even love these more

  3. Karen says:

    Reblogged this on The Points Of It All and commented:
    These look delicious! I have to try this.

  4. […] I can’t get enough cilantro: Cilantro lime tuna burgers […]

  5. […] recipe for cilantro-lime tuna burgers turned out so […]

  6. […] Cilantro-lime tuna pattiesEdamame, black bean and corn quesadillasHomemade salsaAsian slaw. […]

  7. Limes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information | Contagious Disease Update says:

    […] Cilantro-lime tuna pattiesEdamame, black bean and corn quesadillasHomemade salsaAsian slaw. […]

  8. […] Cilantro-lime tuna patties Edamame, black bean and corn quesadillas Homemade salsa Asian slaw. […]

  9. Limes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information | Health Senses by AllureSenses.com says:

    […] Cilantro-lime tuna pattiesEdamame, black bean and corn quesadillasHomemade salsaAsian slaw. […]

  10. Tommy Thompson says:

    You say juice & zest from 1 lime,then You say use one half in recipe,what do You do with the other half?

Leave a Reply

Do you want to:

-Feel better, look better, or have more energy?
-Improve your health?
-Lose weight?
-Fuel your body for muscle gain?
-Lower your blood pressure or cholesterol?
-Stop the yo-yo cycle of dieting?

We are a team of registered dietitian nutritionists specializing in weight loss and performance. Instead of providing a generic plan you can follow for a few weeks until you’re tired of drinking the shakes or eating the pre-packaged meals, we will guide you on the path of making small weekly changes to your routine that bring big results, for life!

Our goal is for our clients to never need another diet or nutrition plan again!