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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 23 mins
Servings: 4

Zesty Grilled Tuna Burgers

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Mediterranean-inspired ingredients bring fresh flavour to these Zesty Grilled Tuna Burgers. Bursting with tangy taste, the tuna patties are prepared with capers and fresh lemon and served on delicious Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Hamburger Buns.

Mediterranean Inspired


  • 4 Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Hamburger Buns, toasted
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) drained capers
  • 2 cans (each 170 g) water-packed tuna, well drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (250 mL) arugula



  1. Chop 3 tbsp (45 mL) of capers; set remaining capers aside.
  2. Mix together chopped capers, tuna, breadcrumbs, eggs, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, half of the lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide into 4 portions; shape into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
  4. Brush patties with remaining olive oil to coat.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour on a parchment paper-lined tray.
  6. Stir mayonnaise with remaining lemon juice; set aside.
  7. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well.
  8. Reduce heat to medium; grill patties for 3 or 4 minutes per side or until grill-marked and heated through.
  9. Assemble burgers in buns with lemon mayonnaise, arugula and reserved capers.

Tip: Top burgers with tomato and cucumber slices if desired.
Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of chopped fresh parsley or mint to the burger patties if desired.