Tuna Quinoa Patties

15 Mar

Tuna Quinoa PattiesSince the end of February our family has been observing Lent and abstaining from meat on Fridays.
I have been trying to think of recipes that include fish of some kind.

Tuna Quinoa Patties
Well I have finally found my go to recipe.
I have told you how obsessed I have been with quinoa. This recipe combines quinoa and canned fish to make the perfect dish.
I have made a variation of this recipe twice so far. The kids actually really enjoy this as much as we do so it is a great family recipe as well.Tuna Quinoa Patties
Because I have quinoa in my refrigerator often I was able to whip this up pretty quickly.
Whenever I make quinoa I just follow the directions on the back of the package and add a vegetable bouillon cube to give it a little flavor.Tuna Quinoa Patties
Then I just grab whatever ingredients i have that go well with the type of canned fish I am using and whalla you are almost finished!
These patties are really good with just a side salad and sliced cheese, or peas and potatoes or as a sandwich. (Which by the way the sandwich is really really good, says my daughter!)

Tuna Quinoa Patties

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recipe adapted from Quinoa Salmon Cakes

YIELDS: 10 patties

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes


1 5oz. Canned tuna, drained
1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 egg
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Juice from a half of lemon
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
Olive oil


1. Using large pan add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan and heat on medium.
2. In the meantime combine tuna, quinoa, egg, bread crumbs, lemon juice, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.
3. After all ingredients are mixed together roll and flatten into patties.(depending on size of pan you may have to do in two batches.)
4. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
5. Cool and ENJOY!

Tuna Quinoa Patties

This recipe is linked over at Tidy Mom
Taste and Tell Blog


10 Responses to “Tuna Quinoa Patties”

  1. Queen of Quinoa March 15, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks for linking to my recipe! These look great 🙂

  2. Derek Traver March 15, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I was just in the store last night looking at two different kinds of quinoa! My brother was looking at recipes for stuffing bell peppers with quinoa and chicken, but I think I like yours better. What a coincidence that I happened to browse your blog today!

  3. ashley March 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Looks easy enough! I am loving quinoa lately…I’m new to it 🙂

  4. Deborah March 16, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    These sound so great!! And so unique!

  5. BruCrew Life March 18, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    I keep seeing quinoa recipes…I think that means I need to branch out and give it a try! The tuna patties look scrumptious!!!

    • thebittersideofsweet March 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      You definitely should! I am so glad I didn’t wait any longer to try them!

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