Diet Recipes

Paleo Tuna Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Video)

Looking for an easy, low carb lunch to meal prep? These Paleo Tuna Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce are flavorful, easy to make, and perfect for meal prep lunches all week long. Everybody will love this healthy tuna cakes recipe, and they are made gluten-free, grain-free, low carb, whole30 compliant, and paleo-friendly! This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood.

Paleo Tuna Cakes Recipe in meal prep container

Paleo Tuna Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Honestly, I was unsure how I felt about cooked tuna until we created these cakes. They are the perfect flavor-packed lunch that is low carb and high in protein. Pair them with this awesome roasted red pepper sauce for the perfect dip! 

Healthy Tuna Cakes on plate

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Genova Seafood to bring you this tuna cakes recipe today. They are my favorite, trusted tuna company. Genova is proud to source 100% of our tuna from fisheries that are MSC certified meaning their tuna is sustainably sourced! 

MSC certified products must meet rigorous standards for sustainable fishing practices, like limiting bycatch (unwanted fish), avoiding overfishing and protecting marine environments. Today, only 12% of global wild caught seafood is MSC certified, and Genova Seafood is one of the companies working hard to make a change! 

Genova Seafood Tuna Cans

The best premium tuna in the purest olive oil! Always non-GMO, wild-caught, and has 14g of protein in every serving! 

How to make tuna cakes

Paleo Tuna Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Look at all that jam-packed flavor going into our tuna cakes! 

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I know you will love these tuna cakes as much as we do! Enjoy!  

Watch the video here:


For Tuna Cakes

  • 2 cans Genova Seafood Tuna
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 cup roasted red pepper (roasted at home, or jarred)
  • 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped


  1. In large mixing bowl add all ingredients (drain oil from tuna), and mix until combined thoroughly.
  2. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup tuna mixture. Invert onto work surface; gently pat into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Repeat with remaining tuna mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Once hot, add tuna cakes to pan in batches; cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until bottoms are golden.
  4. Make sauce: Place red peppers, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, and spices in blender and blend on high until combined. Pour into serving container and add herbs.
  5. Serve tuna cakes hot with sauce, or cool and store for later use.

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