Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce (Gluten Free)

Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce (Gluten Free)

These waffles with canned tuna are delicious, easy, and inexpensive to make. They are gluten, grain free and low in carbs. You can make this recipe for a family meal or pack it in your child’s lunch box. The waffles are great on their own, but they taste so much better with the yogurt tartar sauce. You should definitely try them and let me know what you think. The whole recipe is going to take no more than 30 minutes of your time.

Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Why should you make this recipe?

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans we should eat at lest two servings of fish per week. Most canned fish is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, iron and the essential omega-3 fatty acids. It is also very affordable. You can buy a can of tuna for a dollar.

The waffles with canned tuna are not only delicious but very nutritious. In one serving you get protein, fiber, vitamins minerals and healthy fats. In this recipe I use almond flour as thickener instead of regular flour. This makes the waffles suitable for those who avoid gluten or grains. The recipe is also good for diabetics.

This recipe is perfect when there is not a lot of ingredients in the fridge. I always have canned fish in my pantry. I love to add it in salads. One of my favorite salad with canned tuna is posted on my blog.


Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Helpful tips

When you buy canned tuna make sure that it is labeled as “light”. This means that it is low in mercury. Yellowfin and Skipjack are two types of tuna that are lower in mercury. I prefer buying pole caught or dolphin safe tuna, but that is optional.

I make my own mayonnaise. If you want to make your own you can use this recipe, but don’t add the chipotle salsa. I promise you, once you see how easy is to make your own mayonnaise you won’t come back to the store bought.

The waffles may fall apart when they are hot. They hold together well when they cool off. Use a spatula to transfer them carefully from the waffle maker to the plate.

Please Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid high mercury foods

Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: canned tuna, waffles
Servings: 3 mini waffles


For the waffles

  • 2 -5 oz cans tuna in water drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • the zest from one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped or pressed
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • ¼ cup pickles chopped fo small cubes
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped


  • nonstick cooking spray


  • Preheat a waffle maker.
  • Drain the tuna and add it to a bowl. Next crack an egg to the same bowl and add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest, almond flour, chopped dill and season with salt and pepper.
    Ingredients for the waffles
  • Stir all the ingredients for the waffles until well combined.
  • Spray with nonstick spray and add about a ¼ cup of the mixture in the waffle maker and cook until ready. Follow the instructions for your waffle maker. Continue until you are out of mixture.
    Mixture in the waffle maker
  • While the waffles are cooking prepare the sauce. Chop some pickles finely and combine them with the yogurt and mayonnaise. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve the waffles while they are still warm with the sauce. Refrigerate any leftovers in a container with a lid for 2-3 days.
Waffles with Canned Tuna and Yogurt Tartar Sauce

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