Tuna Avocado Cakes

Hi Friends!

I decided to take yesterday off of blogging – the weekend was crazy busy and I needed to just relax. I did finally get caught up on my blog reading though. My Google Reader fills up pretty quickly, it is crazy!

If you don’t use Google Reader, do you use some other way to keep track of your blogs to read? I used to subscribe through email for the blogs I like – but then my email box was blowing up. I recently switched to GR and I love it

I spent most of Saturday with my sister-in-law and my niece – I stayed over at their house and we had so much fun! We made sloppy joes, brownies and watched The Fighter – which I absolutely loved!

We also may or may not have watched an entire Jersey Shore marathon that was on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday I met up with a friend who I have not seen in over a year – which is crazy since she lives ½ hour away. We’ve known each other since 4th grade and I’m so glad we have stayed in touch. We met for coffee tea and I told Jason to not expect me home for at least 3 hours. Well, I should have said 6 hours. Yes, SIX hours we sat in that coffee shop and talked. And I’m pretty sure if the coffee shop wasn’t closing we would have stayed longer!

For dinner last night, I finally got around to making a recipe that was been creeping around in my head. I saw a recipe on Matt’s blog a few weeks ago for a Hummus and Avocado Crab Salad and it sounded amazing.

I decided to use his recipe and make crab cakes – except I had tuna on hand so I made Tuna Avocado Cakes!

Tuna Avocado Cakes

Combine 2 cans drained tuna (5 oz cans) with 1 mashed avocado (use 1 medium or 2 small) — add salt, pepper, splash of lemon or lime juice. Mix together with 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs and form into 4 patties. Cook over medium high heat in a saucepan (coat with cooking spray or use a small amount of oil) — about 3 minutes each side.

I thought these tasted delicious — there isn’t a strong avocado flavor, but it gives the cakes nice texture.

These went perfect with dinner – thanks for the inspiration Matt!

I originally wanted to use these avocados for this idea, but I had to wait until they were ripe.

I won these avocados from Lisa’s giveaway last week – they were sent all the way from California. Check out this adorable card:

They have an Avocado of the Month Club that Jason and I are thinking of joining — 20 Avocados delivered per month for $30 — these babies are HUGE and I think are definitely worth that price.

 Thanks SoCal Avocados! (and Lisa for hosting the giveaway!)

*The winners of the book giveaway are:

#1 — Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances

#2 — Christine @ Food.Fun.Fabulous

#3 — Isaacsgirl110

Please email me at couchpotatoathlete (at) gmail.com — and let me know some of your favorite food items, magazines, etc. I’ll choose a few things and throw them in with your book. Thanks to all who entered!


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20 Responses to “Tuna Avocado Cakes”

  1. Lisa @ I'm an Okie Says:

    Google Reader is a lifesaver. Love it.

    and wasn’t Christian Bale pretty amazing in the Fighter. I also especially liked Amy Adam’s character–she wasn’t afraid to speak up and stick up for the man she loved.

    • bakebooks Says:

      I don’t get Google Reader? What’s it about and how does it work?

      Still haven’t seen the Fighter! So glad it’s out on DVD now though.

      Those cakes look awesome Holly! I just used avocado in muffins…very interesting 😉

      • Holly Says:

        Google Reader is a way to keep track of your blogs — after you read them you can mark them as “read” and that way you can see what blogs have new posts, etc. Check it out!

        Couch Potato Athlete is now The Runny Egg

    • Holly Says:

      I thought Christian Bale was unbelievably good — but Mark Wahlberg did a great job too. I didn’t really know what to expect when we started the movie, but I’m so glad we watched it!

      Couch Potato Athlete is now The Runny Egg

  2. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate Says:

    That looks so good!

  3. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) Says:

    I need to try google reader. I use the wordpress subscription but then you can’t subscribe to other ones which I do through email.

    Those cakes look amazing-back at home in VA beach I’m pretty obsessed with crabcakes and seafood and get it so much. In NY, those options are down the tubes…

    • Holly Says:

      Seriously Google Reader helps me keep track way better than before — I used to just type in blog addresses (from memory!) and I couldn’t keep up — now I can!

      Couch Potato Athlete is now The Runny Egg

  4. leashieloo Says:

    Noms, I love seafood cakes! Anything in cake form is always a winner 🙂

  5. Missy Says:

    Looks good! Have you ever made tuna cakes with just hummus? I tried it and they were great! I’m thinking about using canned chicken and roasted red pepper hummus (mixed with egg white for binder or panko and then onion and garlic and whatever spices you prefer!)
    I may try the avocado but they aren’t my favorite 😦
    The original crab recipe looks good as well -but l love the improvising! That’s what I do, use what I have on hand 🙂

  6. Beth Says:

    I am a huge google reader fan, too! I don’t know how I would keep track of blogs otherwise!

  7. Shanna, like Banana Says:

    I didn’t use GR until about a few months ago and now use it and love it. How did I live without it???

    • Holly Says:

      I feel so organized using GR — it is so helpful in keeping track of what I’ve read and what I need to catch up on.

      Couch Potato Athlete is now The Runny Egg

  8. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) Says:

    We were on the same wavelength with dinner last night! Too funny. I want to see that movie. I will definitely watch it soon!

  9. Cathy K Says:

    glad you had such a great weekend, holly!
    gosh, so many things in your post today i can relate to!…
    ~currently on a huge avacado kick – aren’t they the best!
    ~don’t use GR – i prefer to just have favourites bookmarked, and i check them when it suits me. the idea of GR or tons of emails backing up doesn’t sit well with the control freak side of me!
    ~soooo love jersey shore…am all caught up with all the seasons, and am thinking i should just start over with season one! can’t wait for this week’s new episode, too! (note, yes i am embarrassed that this is my fave show).
    ~saw my nieces on the weekend, too!
    ~seeing a friend tonight – we have been best friends since age 2! i think we could use 6 hours, too!
    ~have not see the fighter – will add it to my list!
    have a great day!

  10. Lisa @ Thrive Style Says:

    I’m so glad your avocados arrived!!! I am going to subscribe to the avocado of the month club too. When my order came from SoCal, I thought they’d take forever to get ripe, but it was so quick! And they have great tips on their site too, so I strategized and got them to not all be ripe at once 🙂
    I just went to buy one in the grocery store yesterday and they were all from mexico—not that I’m against mexico—but I prefer to buy from the US!

    The tuna cakes sound awesome!

    • Holly Says:

      The avocados are amazing! Yes we are for sure getting that Avocado of the Month club — I can’t wait!

      Couch Potato Athlete is now The Runny Egg

  11. Dorry Says:

    I love Google Reader! It works well for me. I agree – the email subscribe was too much for my inbox to handle.

  12. Katie Says:

    Avocado and tuna is such a great combination! I make tuna salad with avocado instead of mayo. So delicious.

    I also dated a guy who lived in Santa Cruz and had an avocado tree in his back yard. Lucky lucky people those Californians.

  13. Jenny Says:

    I’ve never pair tuna and avocado! Love the cake combo you have 🙂

  14. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon Says:

    Yay for the avocado gift box! What a fun treat to win 🙂 And you put them to such good use with the tuna cakes. Hope you’re having a good week, Holly!

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