When I’m at home in Connecticut, I really love making salmon burgers. If you haven’t tried salmon burgers yet, they’re a great alternative to beef burgers with less calories while still retaining high protein. As an additional benefit, salmon also provides omega 3 fatty acids.
My only issue is that right now I’m living in an apartment at college and am keeping a tight food budget. I can’t currently afford to buy salmon. But why give up fish burgers entirely when this is the perfect time to experiment?
So after a few weeks of tuna sandwiches an tuna wraps, I decided to create my own tuna burger recipe.
FAST AND EASY TUNA BURGERS (makes 5 patties)
1. 2 cans of tuna fish, drained
2. 2 tbs mayonaise
3. 2 egg
4. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs *I just put 2 pieces of fiber dense bread into a blender because I don’t trust a lot of breadcrumb brands-check the ingredients for high fructose corn syrup
5. 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
6. 2 tsp lemon juice
7. salt and pepper to taste
To make these burgers is the easiest part! You literally mix the ingredients together, form into patties and drop onto a lightly oiled skillet. These tuna burgers are light, packed with protein, wonderfully flavorful and don’t involve expensive ingredients or tons of time. I would definitely recommend busy parents to try this recipe, or college students like me who are on the go and need a quick and healthy meal.
I eat my burger broken into pieces and tossed onto a wrap, but this is a great recipe to get creative with!