Thai Tuna Burgers with Asian Slaw

Thai Tuna Burgers with Asian Slaw

If you want to spice up your lunchtime routine, try my quick and easy Thai-style Tuna Burgers with Asian Slaw. Super convenient and high in protein, tuna’s an excellent store cupboard staple, and totally delicious combined with other long-life ingredients such as Thai fish sauce, curry paste, ginger and peanut butter. The slaw is packed with the good stuff, including fibre, vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, potassium and other minerals.

Ingredients to make 4 burgers

Asian Slaw:

  • ½ small red or white cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger

 Tuna Burgers

  •  2 x cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp thai red curry paste
  • a few drops Thai fish sauce
  • a few drops sesame oil
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • grated zest of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or coconut oil
  • Sweet chilli sauce to serve



  1. First make the slaw. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well, cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, mash the tuna with a fork. then stir in the rest of the ingredients (except the oil), until well combined.
  3. Using your hands, make burger patties and arrange on a large plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown, taking care when you flip them over.
  5. Serve with the slaw and some sweet chilli sauce on the side.

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