Tuna Falafels

Prep Time10 min
cook Time 6 min
Time to Table16 min

These tasty patties will appeal to the whole family. Great for a weeknight supper, or pack cold, cooked patties with pita and condiments for a satisfying lunch.


1 can (170 g) Clover Leaf Low Sodium Flaked Light Tuna in Water, drained
1 cup (250 mL) cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped onion
2 tbsp (30 mL) each chopped fresh parsley and coriander leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
4 small whole-wheat pitas
1/2 cup (125 mL) each diced tomato and onion
1/4 cup (50 mL) tzatziki sauce


  1. Combine the tuna, chickpeas, onion, parsley, coriander, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the flour. Shape the mixture into 12 small, equal-sized patties.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the patties in a single layer. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until well browned. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Serve 3 patties per pita topped with tomato, onion and Tzatziki to taste. Makes 4 servings.


  • For soft, warm pitas; wrap the pitas in a dampened, clean kitchen towel. Heat in the microwave on High for 30 to 40 seconds.
  • Omit the coriander and double the parsley, if preferred.


per serving
% Daily
Fat10 g15%
Saturated Fat1 g
Trans Fat0.2 g
Saturated + Trans6%
Sodium570 mg24%
Carbohydrate34 g11%
Fibre6 g24%
Sugar5 g
Protein15 g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C15%

Claims per serving

Low in Saturated Fat Low in Cholesterol
Very High Source of Fibre Source of Protein
Good Source of Vitamin C Source of Calcium
Good Source of Iron 

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