Tuna noodle patties with lime and cucumber yogurt

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  • 70 g vermicelli noodles
  • 185 g canned tuna in drained spring water puree
  • 125 g drained canned corn kernels
  • 2 chives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup vintage low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dry multigrain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup plain flour to coat

Side sauce

  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime rind, finely grated
  • 1/2 grated Lebanese cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons of sweet chili sauce


  1. Soak the noodles in boiling water for 1 minute, until they soften slightly. Drain and cut into 3 cm lengths with kitchen scissors.

  2. Empanadas: Combine the noodles and remaining empanada ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Form into 16 patties. Lightly cover with flour.

  3. Lightly drizzle a nonstick skillet with oil and cook the patties on each side until golden brown. Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 180 ° C for 10 minutes until cooked through.

  4. Dip sauce: Mix sauce ingredients in bowl and serve with empanadas.


  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 baking tray


The empanadas can be fried a few hours before, placed on a baking sheet and covered with aluminum foil before finishing in the oven.

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