Tested till perfect Mediterranean Tuna Patties
Mediterranean Tuna Patties
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Mediterranean Tuna Patties

Couscous adds unique texture to these delicious patties from our August 2005 "Discover Couscous" story. Serve with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, chopped tomato salad and wedges of Greek-style pita bread.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2005

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


    1/2 cup (125 mL) whole wheat couscous
    1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
    1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
    2 cans (each 6 oz/170 g) water-packed flaked tuna, drained
    1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped kalamata_olives
    1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped oil-packed sun-dried_tomatoes
    1/4 cup (50 mL) light mayonnaise
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
    2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable_oil
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In large bowl, combine couscous, lemon juice and cumin. Pour in 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling water; cover and let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Let cool.

Add tuna, olives, tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper; toss with fork to combine.

With wet hands, form into six 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties, pressing firmly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry patties, turning once, until golden, about 8 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 238 pro 16g total fat 13g sat. fat 2g
carb 16g fibre 3g chol 79mg sodium 635mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 14 vit A 5 vit C 12
folate 6
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