Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe

Anyone can make an Ahi Tuna Burger, but what about an Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe with some yummy Sriracha Aioli? That sounds like a filling and delicious meal, doesn’t it? Our secret to this recipe is to make it as flavorful as possible but don’t worry; we have it super simple so that practically anyone can make these ahi tuna burgers. This burger contains lean protein and some healthy vegetables, making it a great recipe to include in your meal plans, even if you are trying to watch your diet.

Jalapenos, cilantro, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, fresh ginger, and Sriracha sauce- all these ingredients will ensure that this ahi tuna burger is booming with flavor. The best part is that you get to use the griller that has been left unused for several months!

Because tuna is meaty and does not break easily, it is the perfect fish to make a good burger. The best part is that it is loaded with vitamins and minerals and, of course, protein. Moreover, the tuna patties used in these burgers are gluten-free and low carb. If this does not mean much to you, we recommend using sourdough in this recipe or changing things up with a brioche or whole wheat bun, depending on what you like.

Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe


  • Ahi tuna fillets: 24 ounces
  • Sesame oil: 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Egg: 1
  • Almond flour: ½ cup
  • Jalapenos: 1/3 cup, diced finely
  • Green onions: 1/3 cup, chopped
  • Garlic cloves: 4, minced
  • Fresh cilantro: 2 tablespoons, chopped
  • Fresh ginger: 1 tablespoon minced
  • Jalapenos: 1/3 cup, diced finely
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Sriracha sauce: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients for the Asian Slaw

  • Vegetable slaw: 10 ounces
  • Green onions: 4, chopped
  • Jalapenos: 2, sliced
  • Carrots: 2, shredded
  • Cilantro leaves: ½ cup, chopped roughly
  • Rice vinegar: ½ cup
  • Chili sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Honey: 4 tablespoons
  • Dijon mustard: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves: 3, minced
  • Sesame oil: 2 teaspoons
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients for the Sriracha Aioli

  • Mayonnaise: ½ cup
  • Sriracha sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice: 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 1 clove, minced
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper: ¼ teaspoon

Method for Making Ahi Tuna Burgers

Step 1

Chop up the tuna meat into small cubes with the help of a sharp knife. Put them in a food processor with some sesame oil and start pulsing—pulse 4 to 6 times but not more as you do not want to overprocess the meat.

Step 2

In a big bowl, put in all the burger ingredients, along with the tuna. Mix them up nicely.

Step 3

Form equal-sized tuna patties. According to this recipe, you should be able to form 5 patties. Put them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Start pre-heating the grill till it reaches 400 degrees.

Step 5

Spray it with some cooking spray or brush the grills with some oil.

Step 6

Spray some cooking oil on the tuna patties and carefully put them on the grill. Reduce the heat and ensure that the temperature of the grill stays at 350 degrees till the patties are cooked.

Step 7

Cover the grill with a lid so that the patties can cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 8

Cook both sides of the patty for approximately 6 minutes. Don’t forget to spray the other side with oil.

Step 9

Let the cooked patties rest for 5 minutes while you make the sriracha aioli and slaw.

Method for Making the Asian Slaw

  • Take a big bowl and add the cilantro, carrots, green onions, slaw mix, and jalapenos.
  • In a saucepan, add the sriracha sauce, mustard, honey, soy sauce, oil, and garlic cloves. Using medium heat, bring this mixture to a simmer and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Once done, remove the pan from the heat and pour some olive oil to make the mixture smooth and even. You might need to use a whisk for this step.
  • Pour this mixture into your bowl of slaw mix and toss around until all the vegetables are covered with the sauce.

Method for Making the Sriracha Aioli

  • The sriracha aioli does not require any special effort. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a glass jar and top the jar in the fridge till you want to use it.

Assembling the Ahi Tuna Burger

  • Butter up the buns you are using and put them on the griller for a couple of minutes. The best part about this recipe is using buns that are sufficiently toasted so that you feel the crunch with every bite.
  • Once done, drizzle slaw and aioli on top of one bun. You want to ensure that your burgers are crispy, so add your vegetables generously. If you are not careful, you might end up with dry tuna burgers, and no one wants that!
  • Slide in the tuna patty carefully so that it does not break.
  • Put some slaw on top of the patty if you want and cover it with the other part of the bun.
  • Pop a toothpick in between the burger so that it does not break. Serve immediately while it’s hot!

Things to Keep in Mind

We recommend that you steer clear of canned tuna for this ahi tuna burger recipe. Canned tuna comes in different textures and usually breaks down easily, making it hard to grill and a terrible option for burgers.

Moreover, these patties only need to be grilled for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, which means that you can make them on busy days as well. With a homemade Asian dressing, we assure you that anyone who takes a bite of your burger will be begging for more.

Our Final Thoughts

An Ahi tuna burger recipe can be hard to nail, but once you follow this recipe closely, you should be left with a delicious burger that your friends and family members will love.

Remember, you can change up this recipe however you want. If you like certain vegetables, feel free to add them in. After all, when making the slaw, you can sneak in as many vegetables while hiding them from your picky kids!

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