Greek Tuna Cakes with Tzatziki

When Lenton season hits, I am always on the lookout for new kid-friendly and budget-friendly seafood recipes.   My kids love tuna sandwiches and tuna melts, but we also love tuna cakes.  Tuna cakes is a switch up of the traditional crab cake.  Adding Greek flavors and feta cheese to these tuna cakes turned out delicious!   You need a few simple ingredients for this recipe, and this is a great way to feed your family using a few inexpensive cans of tuna fish. 

I am always on the lookout for new recipes that give me an excuse to make tzatziki sauce.  These oven-baked Greek tuna cakes can be enjoyed for a quick lunch, a light dinner and also make a great appetizer.  You can dip them in tzatziki sauce, serve them over flatbread or make a Greek salad out of them.

I am all about easy lunch and dinners.  These easy Greek feta tuna cakes only call for a few ingredients and are super flavorful.  My husband and I and two of our kids love dipping these in Tzatziki sauce.  I have one child who prefers to dip his in ketchup.

I enjoyed tuna cakes since my mom made them when I was a kid, but adding Greek flavors really elevated them to the next level.  Bakin them in the oven make them crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

All You need for these Greek Feta Tuna Cakes is:

2 cans of tuna – I recommend using albacore white tuna

1 cup of panko breadcrumbs

2 teaspoon of dried dillweed

1 teaspoon of Greek seasoning

1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese

1 egg

1/3 cup of mayonnaise

You will also want your favorite Greek fixings to eat with these!

Tzatziki Sauce

kalamata olives

cucumber

tomato

How do you make Lemon Garlic Tuna Cakes? 

  • Start by draining canned tuna from water.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, mix the tuna with the egg, 1 cup of panko, dillweed, Greek seasoning, feta cheese, and mayonnaise.
  • Using a cookie scoop, place the tuna mixture onto a baking sheet, and use a fork to make the tuna into parries.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Flipping them 1/2 way through.
  • Serve with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kalamata olives.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans white albacore tuna drained
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 2 teaspoons dried dillweed
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning

Garnishes

  • kalamata olives
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber slices
  • tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki sauce

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Start by draining canned tuna from water.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Next, mix the tuna with the egg, 1 cup of panko, dillweed, Greek seasoning, feta cheese, and mayonnaise.

  4. Using a cookie scoop, place the tuna mixture onto a baking sheet, and use a fork to make the tuna into patties.

  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.  flipping them 1/2 way through.

  6. Serve with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kalamata olives.

These tuna cakes are delicious!  They’re budget-friendly, healthy, delicious, and easy!

 

 

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