Serving Size:
1/4 tuna patty plus 1 pita bread

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 7 ounces canned reduced-sodium, water packed tuna
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® seasoning blend
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 pita breads, 6-inch size 
  • 4 lemon slices


  1. Chop onion, cilantro and garlic.
  2. Place all ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Spoon the tuna mixture into the skillet to make one large patty. Fry until golden brown and crispy, turning once.
  5. Divide tuna patty into 4 equal portions. Serve with pita bread and a lemon wedge.

Helpful hints

  • Koko sandwich can be baked instead of fried. Heat oven to 350° F, place mixture in an oiled baking dish and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cut into 4 portions.
  • For a twist, try making koko sandwich with chicken instead of tuna.
  • Lavash bread, flour tortilla or white bread may be used in place of the pita bread, if desired.
  • Use 1-1/4 cups low-cholesterol egg product for a lower cholesterol dish.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 442

Protein 27 g

Carbohydrates 34 g

Fat 22 g

Cholesterol 228 mg

Sodium 474 mg

Potassium 280 mg

Phosphorus 250 mg

Calcium 121 mg

Fiber 2.7 g

Added Sugar 1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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