These Whole30 Tuna Taco Fritters are an exception to a rule of mine: I don’t like canned tuna. I mean, canned tuna can be hard to love. I wouldn’t touch the stuff until I was at least 20 years old. And even then it was only because we were poor college students and that was what we could afford.
Why we love these Whole30 Taco Tuna Fritters:
This dish makes tuna tasty again with taco seasoning and the crispiness of a fritter. The first time I made these, my pickiest eater devoured them and asked for more?! He had no clue he had just eaten tuna, a food he had never tried before.
The only take 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. That makes them a perfect 30-mintue weeknight meal! They are Whole30, which means they are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. These also happen to be nut-free, wahoo!
Also, using canned tuna means they are budget friendly. These Whole30 Taco Tuna Fritters cost only $1.37 per serving to make*. *Prices based on current prices from my local NorCal Walmart. Plus they are freezer-friendly!
Make it a Meal
Ok, but what do you serve them with? I get that a lot so in my cookbook I started sharing “Make it a Meal” icons to help provide pairing suggestions. These Whole30 Taco Tuna Fritters I love paired with my Cilantro Salsa Slaw, a fruit salad, and drizzled with my Cilantro Lime Ranch. A great quick meal for a busy day!
NOTE: This recipe only serves 2. Yes, I do at least triple if not quadruple it to feed my large family! Make a bunch and freeze the extras!
Ingredients for these Whole30 Taco Tuna Fritters:
- Shredded Sweet Potato – I shred mine in my large Kitchen-aid Food processor for quick prep!
- Canned light tuna, packed in water – If you are on a Whole30, just make sure the ingredients don’t say below it “Contains soy.” No soy allowed on Whole30. But I am usually able to find at least one brand that works. You can find the most affordable brand I’ve found at Walmart here!
- Eggs – Just a loving reminder that though organic, pasture-raised eggs might be ideal, we can’t always afford them. Do your best and be proud of it!
- Tapioca or Arrowroot flour – Both work equally well in this recipe.
- Taco Seasoning Mix – I use a batch of my budget-friendly homemade Taco Seasoning here!
- Coconut or avocado oil – Just needs to be an oil that does well at high heat. We usually use coconut oil due to cost.
This recipe is a sample from my cookbook Whole Food for Your Family, which has 100+ budget- and family-friendly recipes. You can learn more or grab a copy of my cookbook HERE!
Whole30 Taco Tuna Fritters
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sweet potato, from 1 medium potato
- 1 5-oz can light tuna, packed in water, drained
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
- 1 batch taco seasoning I use my homemade recipe, or use 2 1/2 tablespoons store-bought
- 1/4 cup coconut or avocado oil
- Optional toppings: Cilantro Lime Ranch
- In a medium bowl, combine the sweet potato, tuna, eggs, flour, and Taco Seasoning. Mix well.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of the tuna mixture to the oil, flattening the middle of the fritter to help it cook evenly. Repeat with 2-3 more fritters, depending on pan size. Cook 3-4 minutes each side, until crispy. Repeat with all of the tuna mixture
- Serve hot with Cilantro Lime Ranch, if desired. See blog above the recipe for what I pair these with to make it a meal!