Asian Style Tuna Cakes with Creamy Ginger Sauce

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Inspired by Food Network

Asian Style Tuna Cakes with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Easy and healthy tuna cakes made with Bumble Bee® tuna for a quick dinner option!


  • 3/4 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • Four 2.5 oz pouches of Bumble Bee® Premium Albacore Tuna in water*
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 scallions, diced (reserve 1 TBS for garnish, if desired) 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (can sub fresh parsley if you don't like cilantro)
  • salt and pepper, to your liking
  • 1/4 cup (or more) with olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • Creamy Ginger Sauce:
  • 6 oz. plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBS. with olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 TBS finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce


  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients for Creamy Ginger Sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In large bowl, combine bread crumbs, tuna, eggs, most of the scallions (reserve about a TBS for garnish, if desired), red bell pepper, cilantro and salt and pepper. Mix in 1/4 cup mayo, add more if needed to make mixture hold together in a patty.
  3. With ice cream scoop, measure out tuna mixture and form into a patty. Repeat with remaining tuna mixture until you have about 6 tuna cakes.
  4. In large skillet, heat the olive oil until it's shimmering. Add in the tuna cakes and saute until golden brown on each side. (about 6 minutes per side). Work in batches if your pan isn't big enough for all the cakes. Once browned on each side, remove to a platter.
  5. Serve cakes with the reserved Creamy Ginger Sauce and garnish with reserved scallion, if desired.

Yield: 6 tuna cakes with sauce

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: tuna, bumblebee, Asian, ginger, dinner, easy

*Alternately, Bumble Bee® Light Tuna in water can be used in place of the Premium Albacore Tuna in water and you can also use two 5 oz. pouches of either variety or two 5 oz. cans in place of the four 2.5 oz. pouches. 

Servings - approx 3 (2  tuna cakes per svg)  Serving Size - 2 tuna cakes plus 1/3 of the sauce   Points Plus per Serving - 12 Points+

Calories - 461.7,   Total Fat - 19.8g,   Carb. - 28.9g,   Protein - 39.9g,   Fiber - 0.7g

Servings - approx 6 (1 tuna cake per svg)  Serving Size - 1 tuna cake plus 1/6th of the sauce   Points Plus per Serving - 6 Points+

Calories - 230.9,   Total Fat - 9.9g,   Carb. - 14.5g,   Protein - 20g,   Fiber - 0.3g