tuna patties with lemon

Easy Tuna Patties with Spicy Aioli

For a filling and protein rich meal, these Easy Tuna Patties with Spicy Aioli do the trick. They’re made with tuna, crackers, and lemon juice, and are topped with a zesty and spicy homemade aioli sauce!

Prep: 10Cook: 10Total: 20 minutes
Yield 8 cakes 1x


Tuna Cakes

  • 2 cans tuna (5oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup crushed crackers (or breadcrumbs) I used Simple Mills almond flour crackers and pulsed them in my food processor until fine.
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil for cooking.


  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • tiny pinch salt 


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all tuna cake ingredients until very well combined. You should be able to form into patties.
  2. With about 1/3 cup mixture, form into patties.
  3. Heat large skillet on stove with oil. Once hot, place patties in and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Flip and do the same on the other side. Remove from heat once cooked.
  4. While cooking, prepare the aioli by mixing all ingredients together.
  5. Serve!
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: lunch, dinnerMethod: stove-topCuisine: American