Asian Tuna Meatballs

Makes12 appetizers
Prep Time15 min
cook Time 10 min
Time to Table25 min

Make plenty as you get the kids involved in making this simple, pop-in-your-mouth appetizer that doubles as a meal when served with salad.


2 cans (85 g each) Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna - Tomato & Onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked rice, cold
2 tbsp (30 mL) fine breadcrumbs
2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce
½ tsp (2 mL) sesame oil
zest of a lemon
1 tsp (5 mL) finely chopped fresh ginger
salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  Check the seasoning.  Shape into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls.
  2. In a lightly oiled non-stick heated skillet, cook the tuna meatballs over medium heat, turning often, until completely browned.
  3. Serve with plum sauce for dipping.

Tip: For a truly Asian meal, serve with a blend of oriental green salad.


per serving
% Daily
Fat2.5 g4%
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans3%
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium420 mg18%
Carbohydrate10 g3%
Fibre1 g4%
Sugar2 g
Protein10 g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C8%

Claims per serving

Low in Fat Low in Saturated Fat
Trans Fat Free Source of Vitamin C
Source of Iron 

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