Thai Tuna Burgers

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Thai Tuna Burgers – An incredible weeknight meal filled with flavor. Thai-flavored tuna patties topped with a spicy peanut slaw. These are the ultimate tuna burgers!

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I am just loving these thai tuna burgers! They are surprisingly easy to make, I have been whipping them up for lunch all week but they taste like you have spent hours preparing them! The tuna burgers are packed with fantastic flavor and the peanut slaw on top complements the burger so well.  If you love tuna, then you need to make these tuna burgers!

When I was getting all of the ingredients I need to make these tuna burgers,  I discovered Wild Selections! They source wild-caught seafood from areas that have been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Standard and they donate 13 cents from each can to the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to expand sustainable fishing practices and protect marine life.  Sustainablity is key for Wild Selections so that you can feel great about the tuna you are eating.  Their products are non-GMO verified and they only use simple ingredients.

Thai Tuna Burgers


Something I really loved about this burger is how great I felt about everything in it.  Between the tuna and the veggies on top all inside a whole grain bun, I was full after eating just one burger and could not wait to make another batch with the extra cans of Wild Selectionsj tuna I bought!

 Tips and tricks on this thai tuna burgers recipe

  • Try adding 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric to the patties when you are mixing them together.  The tumeric adds a great flavor and pop of color but it is totally optional.
  • How do you make tuna burgers? It’s super easy, you just mix the ingredients together, form into patties, cook over medium for for 4 minutes on each side, and serve.  That’s it!
  • You can sub in 2 tablespoons of coconut flour for the panko bread crumbs.
  • For the slaw, either broccoli slaw or shredded carrots work really well.  Personally, they were out of broccoli slaw at my local grocery store so I went for the carrots instead.
  • 10 oz of tuna is two cans of Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water.

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Yield: 4 burgers

Thai Tuna Burgers

Thai Tuna Burgers

Thai Tuna Burgers - An incredible weeknight meal filled with flavor. Thai-flavored tuna patties topped with a spicy peanut slaw. These are the ultimate tuna burgers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


Tuna Burgers

  • 10 oz Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Peanut Slaw

  • 2 cups broccoli slaw or shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile oil or sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts, crushed


  • 4 burger buns


Peanut Slaw

  1. Mix all slaw ingredients in a small mixing bowl.  Set aside for a few minutes to marinate.

Tuna Burgers

  1. Drain tuna and then place in a mixing bowl.  Break up tuna using a fork and then combine all other ingredients for tuna burger, mixing until well combined.  Place in fridge for 5-10 minutes to help patties stick together.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat.  Pout 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil onto the pan.  Form the tuna mixture into four even patties before cooking each for 3-5 minutes then flipping and cooking another 3-5 minutes.  Each side should be a nice golden brown.
  3. Once tuna burgers have cooked, place each tuna burger on a bun and top with peanut slaw.  Serve warm.
Tuna Burger Recipe

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  • Reply
    April 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I love Thai food and these tuna burgers look so good. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Dana DeVolk
    April 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    The Thai flavors in these burgers were fantastic! But, my new favorite slaw is your peanut recipe, wow!

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    April 25, 2018 at 8:58 am

    That looks like an amazing burger Madi. Yum!

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    April 26, 2018 at 8:59 am

    I love all the flavors in this, ginger, green onions, soy sauce…just YUM!

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    Jenni LeBaron
    April 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Yum! I love the huge amount of flavors that went into this recipe. I think it would be wonderful as-is or even on top of a salad.

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    April 27, 2018 at 2:00 am

    burger looks great! clever way to enrich can tuna. Love your recipe idea. thanks for sharing.

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    Debra @Bowl Me Over
    April 28, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    What a great burger! I’m always trying to work more fish into our diet and I love your tasty option. I’ll be on the lookout for Wild Selections Tuna!!

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    Kim @ Berly's Kitchen
    April 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    There is a teenage boy in my house that would go crazy for these. He loves tuna and burgers, so it’s a win-win! These look fantastic!

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    April 29, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Love love love! Wild selections is such a great product!! Line caught really is so much better! Cant wait to make these incredible burgers!

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    April 29, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The peanut slaw here sounds so fantastic, and I love the color that the turmeric adds! I was wondering how you got that gorgeous golden hue. Such a tasty burger!

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    April 29, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I’m obsessed with turmeric and its anti-inflammatory properties, love that you included it as an option in this yummy looking tuna 🙂

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    Anne Murphy
    April 29, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Love the pop of flavor from the chili oil! You know, I’ve never made tuna burgers, though I have made salmon patties – wonder why the switch never occurred to me. Going to have to try them!

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    April 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I love anything with Thai flavors! This looks like the perfect way to whip up some tuna for dinner this week!

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    Patti @Patty Cake's Pantry
    April 29, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I make tuna patties all of the time, but I’ve never made tuna patties before. This recipe has so many good Asian flavors in it that I can’t wait to try it. I really appreciate the tip about substituting the coconut flour for the panko bread crumbs since so many of my friends are gluten free. That slaw is going to be making regular appearances on my table this summer because it’s so delicious.

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    Karyl Henry
    April 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I just recently discovered Wild Selections tuna and love it! I’m also loving this recipe and the flavors, and will definitely give it a try.

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    April 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I’m a huge tuna fan and I love the Thai twist you added to this one!

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    Kat Jeter
    April 29, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve made tuna cakes a few times but I love how you have spiced these up with so much flavor! I am going to try these for dinner this week.

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    April 29, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    What a delicious combination of flavors! I know this will be a big hit with my family!

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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    April 30, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I can’t wait to try these! The flavor combination of flavors sounds absolutely amazing and they sound so quick and easy to make!

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