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Sesame Tuna Steak Burger

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Tuna brings many health benefits such as losing weight, lowering your blood pressure, boosting your immune system, and keeping your heart healthy. That’s why we figured it was about time we put out another tasty tuna recipe for you to try out.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t think tuna steak burgers are that great, but we’re here to one-up those already-high expectations with the recipe to end all burger recipes.

To prepare your tuna burger, start by getting ¾ lb worth of your raw tuna steak of choice. Yellowfin is always my go-to since I prefer ahi tuna burgers over anything else. You’ll also need a tablespoon of freshly chopped mint and low sodium soy sauce for the tuna steak burgers.

Next, get a quarter cup of chopped green onion, a tablespoon and a half of roasted sesame seeds, a teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon of sesame oil, half a teaspoon of lemon zest, and some sea salt and black pepper.

The final ingredients and condiments you need for this recipe are a sprouted wheat bun, a teaspoon of safflower mayonnaise, half an ounce of goat cheese, and slices of tomato, red onion, and avocado.

Now that you have everything ready to go, set your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Chop up your tuna steak into more manageable cubes then put all the patty ingredients into a food processor. Pulse it on blend until you see a consistent texture in your ground tuna.

Use the mixture to form equally-sized patties. Put them in the refrigerator for around 15 minutes to firm them up. Cook these patties on your grill for about seven minutes, depending on how they look.

Be sure to flip when halfway through so that both sides cook evenly. Keep an eye on the pink areas of your seared tuna and wait for them to turn white. Feel free to leave some of the pink spots raw if your tuna is of good quality and fresh.

There you go, a flavor-rich and nutrient-packed batch of the best tuna steak burgers you’ll ever taste! Until next time, don’t forget to stay healthy, fit foodies!

Sesame Tuna Steak Burger


* Optional Substitution Note

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


Step 1

Set a grill to 350F.

Step 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.

Step 3

Form patties of equal size, then place them in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes so they can become more firm.

Step 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.

Step 5

Once the patties have finished cooking, serve and enjoy immediately.

Approximate macros for 1 of 2 patties WITHOUT the burger:

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!