Delicious and Easy Gluten-Free Tuna Patties: A Perfect Protein-Packed Meal

Incorporating gluten-free options into your diet doesn’t mean compromising on taste or skipping out on your favourite dishes. Today, we bring you a fantastic recipe for gluten-free tuna patties that are not only delicious but also packed with protein. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet or simply looking for a healthy and flavorful meal, these tuna patties are a must-try. Let’s dive in and learn how to make them!


  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) of tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, gluten-free bread crumbs, red onion, celery, parsley, lemon zest, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and mayonnaise to the bowl with the tuna mixture. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined. The mixture should hold together when pressed, but avoid over-mixing to keep the patties from becoming dense.
  3. Shape the mixture into patties using your hands. You can adjust the size of the patties according to your preference but aim for a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the tuna patties into the skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip the patties gently to avoid breaking them.
  5. Once cooked, transfer the tuna patties to a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil.
  6. Serve the gluten-free tuna patties while they’re still warm. They can be enjoyed on their own, in a gluten-free bun as a burger, or even in a salad. They are delicious with a side of tartar sauce, lemon wedges, or your preferred dipping sauce.
  7. Leftover tuna patties can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days. They can be reheated in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave.

These gluten-free tuna patties are a fantastic addition to your meal rotation, offering a healthy, protein-packed option that’s also incredibly tasty. With the right combination of herbs and spices, these patties are bursting with flavour. By following this simple recipe, you can easily create a satisfying meal that is gluten-free and suitable for anyone looking to enjoy a nutritious and delicious dish. Give these tuna patties a try, and you won’t be disappointed!

Note: Always double-check the ingredients on labels to ensure they are gluten-free, as product formulations can change.


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