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Asian Tuna Cakes with Kimchi Mayo Aioli {GF, DF}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

30 Minute Chickpea and Hearts of Palm Asian Tuna Cakes make for an easy low fuss weeknight meal. Minimal clean up and maximum flavor. Serve with a kimchi mayo aioli. GF + DF.

Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • For the tuna cakes:
  • 3 small cans tuna drained
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed, drained and mashed 
  • 1 can hearts of palm diced 
  • 1/2 avocado mashed
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds + additional sesame seeds for dredging
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
For the Kimchi Aioli:
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1 teasoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 tablespoon kimchi liquid omit if you don't have it, or replace with 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  1. In a large bowl mash the drained chickpeas until crumbled. Mash the avocado with the chickpeas.
  2. To the bowl add the hearts of palm, tuna, 1 tablespoon tamari, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, lime zest, 1/4 cup sesame seeds and cilantro. Mix until smooth.
  3. Form round flattened patties out of the mixture.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Dredge the tuna cakes in additional sesame seeds and pan fry on each side for a few minutes until browned and cooked through.
  5. In a small bowl combine the kimchi aioli ingredients - 1 teaspoon tamari, 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 3 tablespoons mayo, and 1 tablespoon kimchi liquid
Recipe Notes

Calories per serving: 566 Total Fat 33.6g 52% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 42.5mg 14% Sodium 1386.9mg 58% Total Carbohydrate 36.7g 12% Dietary Fiber 13.4g 54% Sugars 4.7g Protein 35.4g 71% Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 21% Calcium 31% Iron 51%

Nutrition Facts
Asian Tuna Cakes with Kimchi Mayo Aioli {GF, DF}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 929mg40%
Potassium 420mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.