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Mediterranean Tuna Cakes with Citrus Mayonnaise

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 2 servings (serving size: 2 tuna cakes and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise)
Fresh tuna makes all the difference in this recipe and is worth the expense. Pulse it about 5 times in the food processor to finely chop.

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise:
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Tuna cakes:
  • 3/4 pound tuna steaks, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 345
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 3.3 g
  • protein 41.8 g
  • carbohydrate 16.2 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 65 mg
  • iron 3.3 mg
  • sodium 582 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare mayonnaise, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.

  2. To prepare tuna cakes, combine tuna and next 8 ingredients (tuna through salt) in a bowl; stir until well-blended. Divide tuna mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Dredge patties in 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs.

  3. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or un-til browned. Serve with mayonnaise.