Go beyond the basic low carb tuna salad and make these delicious keto waffled tuna cakes! They are delicious and fun and make a perfectly healthy meal. This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood®.
Tuna salad is a standard dinner in our house. Whenever I look at my husband with that overwhelmed and exhausted look and say “what am I going to make for dinner tonight?”, he suggests tuna. And it makes good sense because it’s easy, everyone loves it, and it’s a healthy low carb choice. And I feel that huge sense of relief that dinner is essentially taken care of and I can spend my time and energy on the myriad other things that need attention.
I am also trying these days to be a much more conscious consumer, especially when it comes to my food sources. I like knowing where my food comes from, how it is treated, and how it is sourced. And I truly appreciate companies and brands that are as upfront with this as possible, so that I can feel more confident in what I am purchasing. I know a great many of my readers feel the same way.
Genova Seafood fits in with that M.O. perfectly, I have recently discovered. Their tuna is packed in olive oil in easy open cans, with no additives except for sea salt. And it’s high quality albacore or yellowfin tuna that is certified wild caught, assuring sustainability. Genova Seafood is a co-founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and all fishing methods use Dolphin Safe practices. But even better than that, they tell you exactly where each can comes from and how it was caught. Each can is printed with the country where the tuna was caught.
Then they even take it a step further and each of the cans has a code on it. You can enter that code into the Genova Seafood website and find out even more about where your tuna was caught, how it was caught, and even the fishing vessel that caught the fish.For example, the fish used in these delicious low carb tuna cakes was caught in the eastern Indian Ocean using longline methods, by a vessel called the Felicia 88. How mind-blowing is that? Now that’s what I call knowing where your food comes from! I am so impressed and I know Genova is sold at many of my local stores like Safeway, so they’ve made a solid customer out of me.
So I decided to go beyond our usual easy tuna salad and get a little fancy with this wonderful canned tuna. These waffled tuna cakes were inspired by a recipe for waffled crab cakes from SkinnyTaste. They are easy to make, so fun and delicious, with a lemony dill sauce that really made them pop. I wasn’t sure my kids would go for them but they were a hit all around. Everyone gobbled them up.
Waffled Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dill Aioli
- 3 cans Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil in Easy Open Cans, drained
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp avocado oil mayonnaise
- 2 green onions, chopped (white and light green parts only)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Lemon Dill Aioli
- 1/3 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- In a large bowl, combine the tuna, almond flour, mayonnaise, onions, salt, and pepper. Break the tuna up with a fork and really mash the ingredients together.
- Add the egg whites and mix in thoroughly. Using your hand, form the mixture into 6 even patties about ¾ inch thick. Place on a waxed paper lined tray and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Preheat the waffle iron to medium and spray with coconut oil spray or lightly brush with coconut or avocado oil. Place one patty in the center of the waffle iron and carefully close the lid. Let cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Repeat with remaining patties.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill and garlic until well combined. Dollop over tuna cakes.
Many thanks to Genova Seafood for partnering with me to bring you this recipe.