Paleo Tuna Cakes

So I now like to look for things to be “paleo” or close to it because it means they are dairy and grain-free. These tuna cakes were inspired by something seen on Pinterest but I put my own spin on them. I didn’t want “cakes” that were full of bread crumbs or cheese. So these are mostly eggs and tuna with a few spices and chopped onion. They were really easy to whip up one morning before my shift – the morning I happened to be fasting for my metabolic re-assessment so I didn’t need to actually spend time making and eating breakfast. These were going to be my “breakfast” but didn’t get eaten until around noon after my assessment.

Paleo Tuna Cakes

Chop onions, open cans of tuna, beat in eggs and spices. Spoon 1/4 cup at a time into greased skillet, cook for 5 minutes, flip, cook for another 2 minutes. Done. 20 minutes tops this took me. And they turned out really good! Oh and I added some spinach to the second half of the batch – just tore it into smaller pieces and stirred it in…because why not?

I meant to add lime juice to the mix too but forgot and that would have been a nice addition but they’re still great without it.

Paleo Tuna Cakes Paleo Tuna Cakes

Eat these with some eggs on top, as a burger/sandwich, or just by themselves – they’re really great any way you chose to consume them. The day after I made these I also cooked up some cabbage and roasted bell peppers to eat with them. That was a good combination too! However random…I just like to use what I’ve got. Especially towards the end of the week when things start running out or going bad.

Paleo Tuna Cakes

Paleo Tuna Cakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 cakes


  • 2 cans chunk light tuna in water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 of a large red onion chopped (more or less depending on your onion preference)
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt
  • Optional: 1 cup spinach sauteed


  1. mix all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Place 1/4 cup of mixture into greased skillet over medium heat and press down to form into patty
  3. Cook 5 minutes on first side, flip and cook for about another 2 minutes. Patties should be a little golden brown on both sides
  4. You can cook these three at a time in a large skillet to speed up the process

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