Craving alert! Well, not really a typical pregnancy craving. It was more like a desire to eat a warm healthy lunch, kind of craving.
I don’t have much in the house in the way of fresh produce at the moment. I used all my spinach in the Turkey Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups, I don’t buy tomatoes off season (except for a pint or two of grape ones for snacking) and my CSA (the farm) season is over. :(
However, I did have one aging pepper and a few carrots sticks. I also have quite a full pantry and when I peered in–I saw tuna! I always forget about tuna. I’m just not a typical tuna salad kind of person. Although, I do have a couple of ideas in that department (Spicy Garden Tuna Salad and Garden Tuna Salad with Feta) I much rather the tuna burger I made up last month. So I decided to expand on the idea and add some different flavors–sort of out of necessity but more out of desire. I really wanted something warm!
The results was awesome! It was exactly what I needed for lunch. Something I could sink my teeth into. :) Next time I’ll be adding more hot sauce to give it even more of a kick!
- 1 7oz can of tuna packed in water drained as much as possible
- 1 egg
- 2 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
- 3/4 cups old fashioned oats (60g) ground up in a blender or food processor
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
- Dash of hot sauce to taste (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl…
…and combine with hands.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Form the tuna mixture into 3-4 patties and place directly on hot skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes a side until browning and warmed thru and browned.
I served mine on a whole grain sandwich thin with a hunk of the aging green pepper (I need SOMETHING green on my burgers) and some salsa on top. And of course, I paired it with carrot sticks. :)
It made 3 nice size burgers. The nutritional info is only for the patty, not my bun or fixins. Oh and P.S. something I’m VERY nervous about is almost done…. click here for a sneak peak. :)
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||1 Cheesy Salsa Tuna Burger patty|
|215||5g||3g||old: 4||new: 5|
Note: I partnered with The Laughing Cow and will have and update about it soon!