Meal Planning Made Easy: Tuna Patty Melts

June 12, 2013

Meal Planning Made Easy

Hi all! It’s Sarah here with another scrumptious meal planned for you all!

I’m spending the summer alone, as my husband Kevin is off doing his lawyer-in-training thing in another city. While this is a very sad thing, I’m taking the opportunity to prepare some things for dinner that he wouldn’t be too happy to see on the table! Think vegetarian meals, seafood, avocados, and mushrooms (if you like all of these things too, check out my “I want to try this while Kevin is away this summer” board on Pinterest). Tuna patties definitely fall into this category.

These Tuna Patty Melts were a healthy dinner and oh so delicious. Not to mention really, really easy to make! All you have to do is throw a can of tuna, chopped fresh cilantro, green onions, diced jalapenos, Panko breadcrumbs, an egg white, reduced fat mayonnaise and/or Greek yogurt (I just had vanilla yogurt, so I just stuck with the mayonnaise) into a bowl, season it up with some lemon juice, salt, pepper, and paprika, and mix it all up. Next, just form into patties and cook on a skillet until brown! Super simple! I topped each patty with a half of a slice of reduced fat pepper jack cheese and some low fat sour cream and salsa.

Meal Planning Made Easy

I served the patties with some home baked tortilla chips made from corn tortillas and salsa, as well as a side of sliced strawberries.

Meal Planning Made Easy

These patties were just bursting with flavor, so they aren’t super fishy tasting.

This made for the perfect quick summer meal!

Check out the recipe for Pan Seared Tuna Patties over on Laa Loosh. I definitely recommend topping these with cheese, sour cream and salsa. And there are great instructions on how to make homemade baked tortilla chips on Two Peas and Their Pod (you can tell I like mine a bit burnt 🙂 )

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