Ahi Tuna Burgers

Satisfy your burger craving without the beef! Ahi tuna is typically served rare, but you can cook this burger to your preferred doneness.
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ziggy marleys ahi tuna burgers

Recipe by Ziggy Marley

Start to Finish: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 lb. sushi-grade ahi tuna, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil (preferably Thai basil)

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce

  • 2 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 4 brioche buns or other soft burger buns

  • Butter lettuce leaves, for topping

  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced, for topping

  • Spicy Pickled Cucumbers


1. In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, onion, basil, cilantro, fish sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. Form into 4 patties and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2. Preheat a griddle or grill over medium heat. Grill the burgers until cooked to your liking, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium. Place the burgers on the bun bottoms. Top with the lettuce, tomatoes, Spicy Pickled Cucumbers, and the bun tops.