I got the big three-pack of cucumbers from Costco. I had used two up to make quinoa salads. But I had one more cucumber left in my fridge that needed to get used up and didn't know what to make with it. I had too much quinoa salad and was over it.
So basically, this is the recipe I came up with. I pretty much had everything else on hand. I think if I made this again, I'd use celery instead of cucumber. But it turned out fine.
I know, my leafy garnish is always limp and appears dead. I don't have any fresh herbs besides green onion because that's the only thing that will live. Additionally, the environment I live in is rainy and windy a lot of times and I don't think it's an ideal environment for the herbs I would like to grow. I've tried mint, parsley, basil and cilantro and they're just not tough enough to withstand it. Needless to say, I will be moving soon and it is highly unlikely that my plants will be moving with me. 😐
Here's the recipe:
- 2 cans tuna, drained
- 1 english cucumber, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 block tofu, crumbled/smashed
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko
- olive oil, for cooking
- Combine all ingredients except the olive oil.
- Mix well and form into patties.
- Heat pan and oil.
- Brown both sides.
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