Tuna Burger with Tofu Ginger Sesame Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 23 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
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Tuna Burger:

1 pound sushi-grade fresh tuna

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 lime, juiced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spicy sprouts, for garnish


4 ounces tofu

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves

1/2 fresh red chile, chopped

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1/2 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup water

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop the tuna into chunks, add them to a food processor, and pulse a few times to break up the pieces. In a bowl mix the soy sauce, oil, lime juice, cilantro, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Pour over the tuna and process until well blended. Form into 4 patties and grill.
  2. For the sauce, cut the tofu into chunks and put them into a blender with the ginger, cilantro, chile, sesame oil, lime juice, soy sauce, water, and salt and pepper, to taste. Puree, taste, and adjust seasoning. Top the burgers with the sauce and garnish with the spicy sprouts.