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    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes (Whole30)

    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes made with almond flour and healthy ingredients!

    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes for an easy and delicious Whole30 recipe!

    Lunch. Oh lunch. I personally can eat the same thing every single day and be happy. Jord on the other hand gets quite bored, quite easily and cannot. To be honest I am pretty envious of that because eating the same thing everyday isn’t exactly good for us (well at least females). I have been reading a ton about female hormones thanks to Alisa Vitti’s book Woman Code, and my life has officially change.

    More to come there, but she has taught me the importance of switching up your foods a bit each week.

    Jord absolutely loves taking tuna salad though a couple days a week. At first I was so against canned tuna because the mercury levels but when I learned that Safe Catch is super low in mercury (lowest out of any brand), we started to stock up. Then I told my mom and brother who love tuna and now they can’t stop eating Safe Catch.

    Safe Catch also saved my sanity during J’s Whole30 because their tuna is Whole30-approved. Tuna is so underrated though if you ask me. There is so much you can do with a can of tuna. These 4-ingredient Avocado Tuna Cakes are our latest fav.

    Now I only will eat or buy Safe Catch tuna. The do tuna differently. It is all hand cut and packed premium tuna steaks, slow cooked to perfection and all the omega3 oils and nutrients are still there unlike most cans of tuna. It is also certified paleo and non-GMO.

    These Avocado Tuna Cakes are amazing on top of a salad, your favorite grain, anything. They are so easy to make and so so flavorful. When you are done eating them, try those Sushi Tuna Stacks and Spicy Thai Tuna Burgers too.


    Safe Catch Tuna (any variety)


    Almond flour (I haven’t tested another flour)

    Avocado mayo (or your preferred mayo)


    • After making the patties, do not skip the step of refrigerating the cakes before cooking, it is key!
    • You can sub any mayo you prefer here, I love using avocado mayo
    • This test best when you enjoy right after cooking (or same day)


    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes made with almond flour and healthy ingredients!4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes made with almond flour and healthy ingredients!

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    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes

    Prep Time 35 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Yields 6 cakes


    • 2 5 ounce cans of Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna
    • 1 ripe avocado mashed
    • 1/3 cup almond flour
    • 1/4 cup mayo
    • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes


    1. In a medium bowl, add the tuna, mashed avocado, almond flour, mayo and pepper
    2. Mix well with a spoon or fork, combing all ingredients together
    3. Place the bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes
    4. Heat a pan or skillet and grease well
    5. Using ⅓ cup scoop some of the tuna mixture and form into patties and begin cooking them for about 5 minutes on each side
    6. Enjoy! I loved these on top of a grain bowl or salad with some veggies and a light dressing!
    7. *Will stay good in fridge for 1-2 days but taste best day of


    xx, Rach

    4-ingredient Tuna Avocado Cakes made with almond flour and healthy ingredients!

    Thank you Safe Catch Foods for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    wow these look so good!
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  • Reply Emily March 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I could pretty much eat the same thing every lunch time too; it sounds like Safe Catch is a really good option!

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  • Reply Fiona July 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Like you, I was never a big tuna eater before AT ALL but I’ve now made these burgers three times and I’m obsessed. I love how there are only four ingredients (just have to make sure I have an avocado and everything else is in our pantry). Plus my boyfriend says they’re fast becoming one of his favorite things to eat! Excited to try the tahini and hemp seed tuna salad next 🙂

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  • Reply Linda Schuck November 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

    These are soooo good!

    They’re my go-to easy lunch recipe. So simple, easy to make and delicious. I substituted almond flour for rice flour (it’s all I had) and it worked well!


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    • Reply Rachel November 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      omg love it!! so happy to hear. thanks for telling me about rice flour working 🙂

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  • Reply Erika January 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    What is that yummy looking orange sauce you have sitting in the picture? These look amazing, but tuna always tends to dry my mouth out. I bet having some kind of sauce to go with these would help with that!

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    Does this recipe call for two cans or four (5oz.) cans of tuna?

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  • Reply Christian Green February 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    First time on your page and I just tried this recipe and it’s a keeper for me! I will eat this even when I’m not on a Whole30 journey.

    I added some fresh green onions to the mix, just because I had them on hand and they needed used.

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