No-Fuss Salmon Cakes - Healthy Food

No-Fuss Salmon Cakes

no-fuss salmon cakes

No-Fuss Salmon Cakes


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

3 6-ounce cans wild-caught salmon (boneless, or bones removed)

1 cup canned sweet potatoes

1 egg

½ cup almond flour

2 scallions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced (or 2 teaspoons dried)

2 tablespoons fresh minced dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons clarified butter, ghee, or coconut oil, melted

Lemon wedges for serving (optional)

While these salmon cakes are a complete meal on their own, they pair well with sautéed green beans and a fresh garden salad, our Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest, or Roasted Sweet Potatoes. They also reheat beautifully, so make a double-batch and enjoy these for breakfast the next day—top two cakes with some wilted spinach and a fried egg.

Preheat the oven to 425°F and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drain the liquid from the salmon and crumble the fish into a large mixing bowl, removing the bones and flaking the fish with a fork. Add the sweet potato, egg, almond flour, scallions, parsley, dill, salt, paprika, and pepper and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Brush the parchment paper with the melted fat, then use a ⅓-cup measuring cup to scoop the cakes and drop them onto the parchment. Flatten the patties with your hand until they are uniform in thickness.

Bake for 20 minutes, then flip each patty with a spatula and return to the oven. Bake until golden brown, about 10 more minutes.

Serve with sliced scallions and lemon wedges for squeezing over the top, if desired.

YOU CAN FIND de-boned canned salmon at your local health food store—that will save you about 10 minutes of prep time. Look for wild-caught to ensure you’re getting the highest level of nutrition, especially anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA. These fatty acids come from the food wild salmon eat, like algae and krill. Farmed salmon don’t eat these foods, so they don’t contain the same healthy fats.

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