Mediterranean Tuna & Quinoa Cakes are a quick and easy dinner recipe that is not only healthy, but satisfying and delicious! Made with super foods like tuna and quinoa and piled high with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and tomatoes, this dish will be leaving you begging for more.
Are you resolving to work on a new you in the new year? Whether you made a resolution to be more organized, to spend more quality time with loved ones or to eat healthy, it is that time of the year when we have a chance to sit back and hit the refresh button on some of our bad habits. If you are looking to eat healthier in the new year, tuna is one of the healthiest protein options available. You might see the body builder types eating it straight out of the can for lunch, but personally I prefer mine mixed in a balanced meal.
There is a reason those lean and healthy individuals are eating it straight out of the can though. Tuna is not only loaded with lean protein, but it is also packed with nutrients like iron, calcium, omega 3 and much more! Bumble Bee® tuna is available in a can or pouch and makes it an easy and delicious option to add variety to your dinners, lunches or snacks.
Because tuna has a mild flavor, it pairs well with a variety of flavors. For these cakes, I added flavors like dill, lemon, garlic, red pepper and onion for a bold and flavorful Mediterranean spin. Topping it with a fresh cucumber, tomato and feta salad was the perfect finish along with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
This is the type of meal that you can whip together in a matter of minutes. After I got home from the gym, I threw the ingredients in a bowl, pressed them into patties and cooked them up in less than 15 minutes! I find it so much easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle with quick and simple recipes like these Mediterranean Tuna & Quinoa Cakes. What are your favorite ways to enjoy Bumble Bee® tuna as part of a healthy lifestyle?
Mediterranean Tuna & Quinoa Cakes
- 1 5 oz can Bumble Bee® Chunk Light Tuna
- 1 c. quinoa cooked
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 c. red pepper finely diced
- 1/3 c. green onion chopped
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. fresh dill diced
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
- Cucumber Salad
- 2/3 c. cucumber
- 2/3 c. tomatoes diced
- 1/3 c. feta
- 1 tsp. fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- In a large bowl, mix all of the patty ingredients until well incorporated. Scoop 1/3 c. of the mixture and form into cakes 2/3" thick. In a large skillet over medium heat, sprayed with non-stick pan spray, cook for 2 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile, toss the cucumber salad ingredients together in a bowl until combined.
- Top each cake with cucumber salad and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
21 Day Fix Approved Recipe – 1/2 Red, 1/3 Yellow, 1/3 Green, 1/6 Blue
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