Healthy Salmon Patties

I grew up eating salmon patties made with canned salmon. We always had them with peas and mashed potatoes. Since moving my diet to the Med Way, I decided to resurrect a childhood favorite and give it a modern twist. Using canned salmon makes this dish an easy go to even with salmon is not on sale. I choose to remove the skin and bones which takes a minute but gives the final product a better look and taste, in my opinion. This step is optional as are some of the modern twists I suggest. The recipe is a good basic one that you can add to as you like with different vegetables (such as green pepper) or spices. The canned salmon has a bit of salt already so I don’t add any more.

Salmon Pattiessalmon cake

Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 Pattie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes



1 can salmon, skin and bones removed

½ cup finely chopped green onion (about 3)

¼ cup breadcrumbs (preferably whole wheat Panko)

1 egg

1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)

juice from 1 lime (optional)

2 teaspoons olive oil or non-stick spray



  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until combined but do not to over mix.
  2. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet so that each patty has plenty of room.
  4. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes per side. Lower the heat if needed to keep from burning.


Serving size – 1 patty

Vegetable – 1/8 cup

Fruit – 0

Calories – 190

Carbohydrates – 6 grams

Fiber – 1 grams

Protein – 22 grams

Fat – 8 grams

Sodium – 444 mg


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