Disclaimer: I was compensated by Bumble Bee Seafoods to create this recipe. However, like always, the opinions are entirely my own. Promise 🙂
Simple to prepare, low carb and delicious, these Easy Tuna Cakes with Fresh Mango Salsa can be ready in under 30 minutes.
I am always on the hunt for new, easy recipes. I am also currently trying to cut back on carbs after putting on a few pounds over the winter. I hurt my back and haven’t been able to work out and since I am showing my house to sell and not being able to cook my own meals, I haven’t been eating as well as I normally do. Spring is coming and it’s time to get serious.
I am getting back into cooking and it feels great to be back in the kitchen! I missed it so much and I feel better when I meal prep and cook my own (and my family’s) meals. Being that my kids are waaaaay too busy with sports and activities, it gets even more difficult to get easy, nutritious dinners prepared for my family. It’s a good thing my family loves Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna, which is not only versatile in many recipes, but is also an affordable source of protein. I choose Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna because it’s made with sea salt, it’s wild-caught and it’s Non-GMO Project Verified. Those are all very important to me.
Now back to this recipe. The tuna cakes themselves are naturally gluten free and low carb. The delicious Mango Salsa is not low carb, but definitely eat even a little bit if you are watching your carbs. It’s worth it, trust me!
These tuna cakes take only 15 minutes from start to finish, which is perfect for me to prepare on a busy weeknight. Basically mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, form into patties and cook for 3-4 minutes each side. That’s it. The most time consuming part of this recipe is chopping the fruits and vegetables for the salsa!
Don’t step away from the stove because they cook that quickly!
Simply chop up the ingredients for the salsa and look how gorgeous it is…
Easy, healthy and pretty. What’s not to love about this?
- For the Tuna Cakes:
- 2 cans Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water, rinsed and drained
- 1 egg
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 1teaspoon lemon juice
- For the Mango Salsa:
- 1 mango, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup chopped pineapple
- 1 green onion, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Prepare tuna cakes by mixing all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Form into 5 palm sized patties.
- Place in a sauce pan covered in nonstick cooking spray and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Remove from heat.
- To prepare the salsa, mix all of the ingredients together and serve on top tuna cakes.
- Serve over a bed of spinach or wrapped up in a lettuce wrap.
Nutrition Facts for the Tuna Cakes:
Total Fat 7.1g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carb 1.7g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Vitamin A 2% · Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% · Iron 6%
Nutrition Facts for the Mango Salsa:
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carb 12.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Vitamin A 18% · Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 1% · Iron 1%
And just like that, dinner is served. Make the salsa ahead of time and dinner will be ready in 15 MINUTES. This is life changing!This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee Seafoods.