Home / Recipes / Tuna bean patties

Tuna bean patties

Tuna bean patties

Low Gi Recipe Logo

30 minutes
15 minutes


  • 1 red (Spanish) onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or crushed
  • ¼ cup fresh chilli finely chopped
  • ½ lemon zest & juiced
  • ground black pepper
  • 425 g tuna in spring water (1 x can), drained
  • 1 egg free range or organic
  • 400 g cannellini beans (1 x can), drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup wholemeal plain flour plus a little extra to dust patties
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Put the beans in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Add all of the other ingredients, bar the oil, and mix well to combine.
  • Using wet hands form into 12 patties and lightly dust each with flour.
  • In a large frying pan, heat half the oil and fry 6 of the patties at one time for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the other six patties.
  • While the patties are cooking whip up a mixed salad with whatever veggies you have in the fridge. Dress with an extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette.
  • Serve the patties with the salad and some tomato relish.


Energy per serve: 1575kJ (1 serve = 3 patties (analysis does not include salad or relish)
This recipe and image have been reprinted with permission from Dr Joanna’s Get Lean program and her Get Lean, Stay Lean evidence-based lifestyle book that will give you all the tools you need to embrace great health and take control of your weight. For more visit drjoanna.com.au 

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 8g
Swap It
Swap It

A low GI diet focuses on the quality of carbohydrates you eat. Good carbohydrates (or low GI carbohydrates) are more slowly digested helping keep your blood sugars stable, whereas bad carbohydrates cause your blood glucose levels to peak and crash. Want to know which carbohydrates are best for you? Try our swap it tool!

Translate »