Mediterranean Tuna Balls

A lovely recipe to make with your children, this is healthy spin
on Italian meatballs – it’ll have you hooked!



2x 160g cans of tuna in sunflower or olive oil, drained with some oil reserved
Small handful of pine nuts
Zest of 1 lemon
Small handful parsley leaves, torn up
50g fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
250g pasta sauce
4 Original Dutch Pancakes


Break up the tuna in a bowl, tip in the pine nuts, lemon zest, parsley, breadcrumbs, and egg. Season and smoosh it around with your hands until combined, what fun!

Use your hands to roll the mix into 12 walnut-sized balls. Heat a little of the tuna oil in a large non-stick frying pan, then fry the tuna balls for five minutes, taking care to cook evenly, until golden. Drain onto kitchen paper.

Heat the pasta sauce, then toss together with the tuna balls. Heat the pancakes in the oven, placing a layer of foil between each one, for about 10 minutes. Spoon the mixture on top and roll. Mama Mia, that’s good!

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