Friday, February 03, 2017


Tuna burgers are a very delicious alternative to a classic beef or turkey burgers, with lots of flavour from the hummus. You can use store-bought or homemade hummus, whichever you prefer or have available. We like these burgers with lots of freshly ground pepper, and a few hot pepper flakes. These are also tremendously delicious with yoghurt dressings.

For the burgers
120 grams tuna chunks
50 grams hummus
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium egg
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
100 grams stale bread
To serve
4 burger buns
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon hot pepper flakes (optional)
1 large tomato
1 small head of lettuce

Take a large bowl, add in the tuna chunks (well-drained), and break them up slightly with a fork. Add in the hummus, and the stale bread, and blend well with a spatula or a fork. Add in the oil, eggs, and the spices, and blend one final time. Keep in mind that these burgers are very lightly salted, so you can slightly increase the amount of salt, if you wish. Place the batter in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, so it can set up slightly.
Once chilled, divide it into four parts, shape the patties, and fry them in a lightly oiled pan (you can use cooking spray, too, if it is available to you). Cook them on medium heat, until cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. They should be relatively firm to the touch once ready. Let them rest for a few minutes, and toast the burger buns in the meantime. Serve them with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and mayonnaise. You can add hot pepper flakes to your liking. Serve hot. Yields 4 servings.