Healthy salmon cakes

Guess what?! Exam #1 is done! And I think it went really well. Now my next exam isn’t until Friday, so I have a bit of time to take a break and catch you up on my weekend, which other than studying, involved a new recipe.

On Saturday night I decided I needed a break from my books, so I did some recipe testing and ended up with these amazing healthy salmon cakes. Unlike most fish cakes, these are totally mayo-free, but still full of flavour! I served them with a lemon dill Greek yogurt dip, which is like a healthy twist on tzatziki sauce. Along with some Greek roasted potatoes and steamed green beans, this was a delicious and easy dinner!

Healthy salmon cakes

Preheat oven to  375°F.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir, then mix with hands to help it stick together. Form 4 equal sized patties and bake on a a baking sheet for about 8-10 minutes on each side. Serve with lemon and dill Greek yogurt dip (recipe below).

Healthy salmon cakes with lemon dill Greek yogurt dip
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Yield: 2 servings
  • 1 can of boneless skinless salmon
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all the salmon, green onion, chopped parsley, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and egg whites in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine. Mix with hands to help it stick together.
  3. Form 4 equal sized patties and bake on a a baking sheet for about 8-10 minutes on each side.
  4. For the dip, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and dried dill in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

How do you like to use canned fish?


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15 Responses to Healthy salmon cakes

  1. I use canned tuna all the time! These look great :)

  2. Mmm those salmon cakes sound delicious and healthy! :) I bet yall had a blast at the gym. Can't wait to hear how you progress with lifting heavy, it's the best feeling ever, you just feel so powerful! Good luck on the rest of your finals!

  3. I love canned salmon, I could eat that stuff anyday :) And these salmon cakes sound beautiful.. yum!

  4. Canned salmon is great.. so convenient and tastes good tooI am psyched to hear about progressing with lifting.. going heavier is so awesome and produces some wonderful results

  5. I've actually never had canned fish. I go big or go home when it comes to seafood!

  6. My family always keeps canned tuna in the cupboard, but never canned salmon! I like putting canned tuna in salads. Mmm. But I prefer fresh seafood, definitely!

  7. You're gonna see awesome results if you start to lift heavier!! I actually just had to go down in weights because I stop lifting during the cross country season. I just get too busy! Now I feel so weak! I can't wait to see where this takes you!I bought the cocoa somersaults that you recommended. SO GOOD!

  8. I should try weight training with a friend- I may actually be more into it that way! I am usually not a fan of canned fish but in the form of fish cakes, I think I would be okay with eating them…these salmon fish cakes looks yum! I bet mashed avocado would be a great topper :)!

  9. Only the workout plans from my coaches and myself :-) But I do want to find a good strength training program to keep me accountable!

  10. Yum! These look great, and easy to make too!

  11. These look delicious! I love using canned fish for pasta bakes, actually I just posted a salmon pasta bake on my blog :) and also in fishcakes or as a stuffing for peppers. Its so good to keep on hand in the cupboard for when you just don't have anything else to eat!

  12. AWWWWWWWWWWWW CHELS! I love you so much. You really have no idea. I want to cook with you SO badly AND we neeeeeed another gym date my dear xo

  13. Love salmon and tuna. These cakes look fantastic!

  14. I DO like canned salmon.I LOVE Meg.The only workout program I've followed/stuck to (sorta) is Jillian Michaels'! I was really successful because I think it gave me just enough accountability but not too much structure (I used the online program). I still did extra cardio on top. Other things I've tried but not really "stuck to" have been Crossfit (which robbed me of the cardio I so love) and a couple of strength training programs I've read in other books. I don't like being told what to do. Jillian's workouts were sweaty and circuit-based, but I think I would like to give something like Jamie Eason's program a try, I just like to run and train for endurance events a lot!Not sure if anyone would be interested but I wrote a two part series about online training programs (a review) earlier this year as a freelance assignment: and . Enjoy!

  15. Thank you so much for this easy, healthy, and delicious recipe! I just made these salmon burgers for dinner and they were AMAZING! So flavorful and moist. – Ellen

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