Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties (Canned Tuna, GF) without bread

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties:  flavorful, delicious, and a healthy modern twist on classic tuna patties made using canned tuna, quinoa, and veggies. This recipe is gluten-free and makes 20 medium patties.

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Some recipes just make a serving meal or snack an easy peasy breeze and these Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties is just one such recipe. 

They are also what I call my 3-in-1 savior –  saves time (ready in 20 minutes), finger-licking good (make an extra batch) and super healthy!

Well, you’re not dreaming as this is very much a delicious reality.


Now, to make such a tasty crowd-pleasing and healthy recipe, we start by choosing simple yet high-quality ingredients.

Like these smooth Solid Yellow Tuna from Bella Portofino Tuna and multicolor quinoa.

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties ingredients on a brown plate

Ingredients for Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties

While I prepped for the tuna patties, ‘D’ mentioned the following qualities of Bella Portofino Tuna:

1. They are made up of wild-caught and hand-selected tuna, extra virgin olive oil with a dash of sea salt for a smooth, mellow flavor, and tender texture.

2. They use extra virgin olive oil with a dash of sea salt for a smooth, mellow flavor, and tender textured tuna.

So, they definitely make for a MUST HAVE pantry ingredient to whip up a delicious and healthy meal in no time.

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As I also mentioned earlier, these Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties are my modern and light twist on a classic tuna patties, which has lots of cheese, mayo, and breadcrumbs.

Now, we definitely love that version but for us to enjoy the tuna patties as frequently as we like, my version is the perfect fix.

So apart from the tuna and multicolored quinoa as the base, we also need fresh juicy sweet peppers + onion that goes so well with the olive oil tuna.

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties

And we definitely added some spinach (extra iron) and lots of lemon juice for that lightness.

We added some ‘Almond Flour’ instead of breadcrumbs to bind the mixture, however, you can use any flour (wheat/white/quinoa).

curried tuna patties on a white plate with blue napkin

Also, I’m serving these Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties with a side of fresh-cut vegetables like cucumber, sweet peppers, onions, jalapeno, and some fresh cranberries.

And Yes, some light yogurt dip and ketchup.

Now we usually eat a very light dinner, so this would do for us, however, you can totally add bread and serve it as a meal.

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As always, enjoy these Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties and do try the Bella Portofino products for this recipe or your next tuna recipe.

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Yield: 20 Medium Patties

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties (Canned Tuna, GF) without bread

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties

Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties: Β flavorful, delicious and a healthy modern twist on classic tuna patties made using canned tuna, quinoa, and veggies. This recipe is glutenfree and makes 20 medium patties.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Can Solid Yellow Tuna from Bella Portifino
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Quinoa - check notes
  • 1 Small Red Onion - thinly chopped
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach - thinly chopped
  • 3 Colored Mini Peppers - thinly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Almond Flour - you can use any other flour of choice
  • 1 Eggs - whisked
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt - you can use mayonnaise too
  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder - store or homemade
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro - thinly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 3 Tsp Olive Oil for Sauteeing the Patties


Make the Patties -

  1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl EXCEPT Flour and Oil.
  2. Mix everything and now add almond flour.
  3. Give a final mix and make 15 round patties of this mixture.

Saute the Patties -

  1. Heat a non-stick pan and add 1 tsp oil.
  2. Now place 3-4 patties (depending on how large your pan is) and saute it on both sides until golden brown (takes about 1 or 1.5 minutes).
  3. Remove the cooked patties to a platter.
  4. Similarly, saute the rest of the uncooked patties.
  5. Transfer all the cooked patties to a serving platter and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite dip/sauce or sides.


Quinoa - I'm using multicolor, but any quinoa will do. cook as per package instruction

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

This post was sponsored by Bella Portofino as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

18 Replies to "Curried Tuna Quinoa Patties (Canned Tuna, GF) without bread"

  • Luci January 12, 2018 (11:40 pm)

    OMG, yum. I love to make tuna patties but I never added quinoa or curry to them. I will next time.

  • Lisa Bryan January 12, 2018 (10:45 pm)

    I’ve made a lot of patties, but never with a combo of tuna and quinoa. It sounds delicious!

  • Lisa Huff January 12, 2018 (10:39 pm)

    Such a creative and healthy idea! I think this may convince me to like tuna more!

  • Sandi January 12, 2018 (10:23 pm)

    These tuna patties look so good. I love light dishes like this, especially with a good tuna!

  • carmy @ January 12, 2018 (9:01 pm)

    I’ve got curry powder. I’ve got quinoa. and I’ve got tuna! Guess I know what’s going to be made!

  • maria Long January 12, 2018 (8:01 pm)

    thesse don’t even look like their is seafood in there. YOu may be able to trick some kids

    • Molly Kumar January 14, 2018 (4:22 am)

      Hahaha, that would make lots of mommies extremely happy πŸ™‚

  • Farrah January 12, 2018 (4:37 pm)

    I’ve been meaning to make tuna patties for the longest time–these look super good! :]!

    • Molly Kumar January 12, 2018 (4:48 pm)

      Thanks so much Farrah. These are really simple n so addictingly yumm πŸ™‚

  • Cookbook January 12, 2018 (2:55 pm)

    I wish I had these for lunch today! They look so yummy

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my tummy January 12, 2018 (2:55 pm)

    Oh you make me hungry girl! I know a few people who’d go absolutely gaga over these!

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