Spicy Tuna (or Tofu) Burger
MARKET BOX RECIPES

Spicy Tuna (or Tofu) Burger

A healthy tuna burger that will help you feel less guilty about eating the number one comfort food. White & Mixed Meat Boxes, Medium & Large Veg and Vegan Boxes. 

  • To a pot, add 1 cup of water, ⅓ cup of white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of choice. Heat gently and stir until the sweetener has dissolved – remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Ribbon some carrot with a vegetable peeler, and thinly slice some onion. Add both to the pickle liquid, and set aside.

  • Tuna: Cut some tuna into cubes and marinate in some soy sauce, lemon juice, and a sweetener of choice (or hoisin sauce/sweet asian/asian stir fry sauce). Don't forget to add some spice here - either fresh chopped chili, or your favorite spicy sauce. Set aside for 10 minutes. Place a pan over a mediumhigh heat with some oil. Fry the tuna until golden on the outside but raw inside. 

  • Tofu: Cut some tofu into 1cm thick slabs and marinate in some soy sauce, lemon juice, and a sweetener of choice (or hoisin sauce/sweet asian/asian stir fry sauce). Don't forget to add some spice here - either fresh chopped chili, or your favorite spicy sauce. Set aside for 10 minutes. Place a pan over a mediumhigh heat with some oil. Fry the tofu until golden on the outside and heated through. 

  • Slice and heat the buns, in the pan cut side down, or in the oven until golden.

  • Spread the buns with some of your vegan garlic mayo. Then, top with your fried tuna or tofu, pickled carrot ribbons, and some fresh salad leaves. 

  • Serve with some sweet potato French fries or some roasted sweet potato wedges, and enjoy! 

NUTRITIONAL BENEFIT: 

Tuna is a source of high-quality protein with almost no fat. It contains all essential amino acids required by the body for growth and maintenance of lean muscle tissue.

Not only is tofu a great source of protein, it is also packed with calcium, selenium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. What it lacks in fiber it makes up for in mineral content. Unlike many animal sources of protein, tofu is low in saturated fat and is a good source of heart-healthy unsaturated fats.