Cilantro jalapeno Tuna Cakes

Crispy spicy Mexican inspired tuna cakes are packed with texture and flavor and can be made low-carb or keto. These delicious patties are also great for meal-prepping!

 Course Dinner
 Cuisine Mexican
 Keyword cakes, dinner, keto, low-carb, patties, spicy, tuna
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 12 minutes
 Total Time 22 minutes
 Servings 4 people
 Calories 150 kcal


  • 2 5-7 oz each cans of tuna in water or oil, drained well
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cilantro minced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt or mayo
  • 1/4 cup almond flour or breadcrumbs
  • 1 jalapeño deseeded (optional) and diced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

For the sriracha aioli

  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt or mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • Juice of 1/2 lime


  1. To a large bowl add the drained tuna, egg, cilantro, onion, yogurt or mayo, almond flour, jalapeno, lemon or lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix with a fork until fully combined. Shape mixture into 6-8 patties.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve with a side of avocado salad, in a sandwich, on a bed of greens or with a side of veggies. Drizzle with sriracha aioli if desired.

  3. To make cilantro aioli: whisk Greek yogurt or mayo, sriracha, and lime juice until combined.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro jalapeno Tuna Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 150Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 97mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A1.9%
Vitamin C11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.