Tuna Cakes with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

No traditional WIAW today because, frankly, I’ve been eating the same thing since Saturday. Leftover pasta is the name of the game!

Hopefully, this will be the last recipe I share that is taken with an iPhone. The reason? I bought a camera! A Canon Rebel T3i, to be exact! I’ve been wanting to get a real camera for who knows how long, and I finally bit the bullet. Goodbye, life savings…

Anyway, since the whole feeling blah since Christmas, I’ve been craving light, healthy meals. These tuna cakes with a greek yogurt dill sauce fit the bill perfectly, without leaving me starving an hour later! 

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I served them over a bed of sauteed spinach, but I bet these would be great eaten as a burger or crumbled in a salad!

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The best part? They come in at 300 calories for two! Actually 295, if you want to get that technical. Plus they are packed with protein! 

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Tuna Cakes with Dill Sauce
Serves 1
A simple dinner that comes together in a flash!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
For the cakes
  1. 1 5 oz can of tuna
  2. 1/4 cup oats
  3. 1 tbsp brown spicy mustard
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
  6. 1/8 tsp pepper
  7. 2 tsp dried onion
  8. 1 tsp garlic powder
For the sauce
  1. 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  2. 1/2 tsp dill
  3. lemon juice
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick oil.
  2. Mix the tuna, oats, egg, mustard, and spices in a bowl.
  3. Either form by hand or use a pancake mold like I did. Cook for about 4-5 minutes and then flip.
  4. Make the sauce by combining greek yogurt with dill spice and lemon juice.
  5. Top cakes with the sauce and serve!
Adapted from Food Felisha
Adapted from Food Felisha
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I’m really kind of embarrassed of these pictures, but the recipe is too good not to share! Maybe I’ll redo it when I get the new camera ;) Well, I’ll see you on Friday! I’ll be busy today and tomorrow with exams… joy. 

What kind of a camera do you use?

Do you like tuna?




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  1. 1


    I love tuna, but only canned – the tuna steaks have a weird texture and gross. me. out. I love that this is a recipe other than tuna salad using cans! I will definitely have to try them out. :)
    Emma @ Life’s A Runner recently posted…WIAW: Ninja StyleMy Profile

    • 2


      I don’t think I could eat a tuna steak! I like these cakes because the tuna isn’t too detectable. Let me know if you try ‘em! :)

    • 6


      Hehe thanks girl! I’m so excited! I’m thinking that Minougirl is going to start having a lot more recipes… :D

    • 10


      You have to tell me if you try these! That way we’ll have proof they’re actually good – not just my opinion! :D

  2. 11


    Ooohhh a camera how exciting!! (: After seeing your picture on instagram, I decided to try these out for my late lunch. I used salmon instead of tuna. They turned out great!! SO yummy (: Except they kind of fell apart so I had chunks, not burgers :( Oh well, still just as delicious- just not quite so pretty (:
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  3. 14


    I’m honestly making these tomorrow. I recently rediscovered tuna, and I’m not ashamed to say that I eat it way too often. I also had a greek yogurt/dill sauce with Greek food before, and it’s seriously amazing. These are so perfect! Even though you thought your pictures were bad, you have me wanting to eat one asap!

    have a lovely wednesday!!
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    • 15


      Thanks girlie! Let me know how you like them :D I have a hard time eating tuna in tuna salad, but I love it in these because it doesn’t have the fishy taste!

  4. 16


    Great recipe! I love tuna and so does my dad so I will be pinning these for the future :)

    And good-looking pictures! I use my cellphone still, and I got a camera for canon camera for Christmas although I’ve not yet seen proof that it takes better pictures than my Android.
    Eating 4 Balance recently posted…BBQ Chicken PizzaMy Profile

    • 17


      Perfect! Thank you :)

      I know that it won’t magically take better pictures, but if I learn how to use all the fancy stuff I think it will!


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