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Sesame Tuna Steak Burger

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Despite the fact that it is fall, and that it was 50 degrees just a few days ago, today it is sunny, breezy and 80 degrees…and in my book, that’s the perfect weather to fire up the grill!

I had some tuna steaks that I needed to cook up, so instead of making steaks, I decided to make burgers.  And I was glad I did.


Ingredients for at least 2 patties:

  • 3/4 lb raw tuna steak
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1.5 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • My Burger:
    • 1 sprouted wheat bun
    • tomato slices
    • avocado slices
    • red onion slices
    • 1 teaspoon safflower mayonnaise
    • 1/2 oz goat cheese



  1. Set a grill to 350F.
  2. Chop the tuna steak into cubes and place all the ingredients for the patties into a food processor.  Pulse blend until there is a consistent texture of ground tuna.
  3. Form patties of equal size, then place them in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes so they can become more firm.
  4. Place the patties on the grill and cook them for about 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Look for the pink areas of the tuna to turn white; however, provided the tuna is fresh and good quality, you can leave some parts of the tuna pink (raw).  Note: You can also cook the patties in a non-stick skillet on medium high heat if you do not want to (or cannot) cook them on a grill.
  5. Once the patties have finished cooking, serve and enjoy immediately.


Approximate macros for 1 of 2 patties WITHOUT the burger:

267 calories, 44g protein, 3g carbs, 8g fat, 2g fiber, 0g sugar

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