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Simple Salmon Cake Recipe

Serve Up These Simple Salmon Cakes in 20 Minutes or Less

When I get home late, it's easy to rush through making a dinner that's often not the healthiest. That's why salmon cakes are my new favorite: they take a mere 20 minutes to make, and they make a delicious but healthy dinner.

The most involved part is giving your food processor a couple whirls to chop up the salmon and mix in the other ingredients. After that, it's a less-than-five-minute affair.

I topped off the fish cakes with a little bit of sour cream and scallions just before serving, and noted to myself that they'd also make a great appetizer served atop crostini. For my most recent dinner, though, I served the fish cakes alongside a raw kale salad.

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes


  1. 1 pound skinless salmon fillet
  2. 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  3. 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  4. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. 1 scallion, finely chopped
  7. 1/3 cup sour cream, optional


  1. In a food processor, pulse the salmon, scallions, mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper until coarsely chopped.
  2. Mix in the bread crumbs and form into 8 patties.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties until opaque throughout, about 2 minutes per side. Top with a dollop of sour cream and finely chopped scallions. Serve with a side salad.

Makes 8 patties.

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nissy nissy 4 years
I made these and they were delish, but I would add more bread crumbs the next time for sure! 
lauren lauren 5 years
 @Tammi2259772 I am glad you tried the recipe and hopefully you liked it and found it pretty easy! You can definitely alter the amount of mustard in the recipe, also Dijon mustards can be vastly different, so maybe try another brand as well! I really hope you liked them though, I have made this recipe several times over!
tporche tporche 5 years
I made this recipe this weekend and I feel like the amount of mustard was way too much. Maybe 2 tsp instead of 2 tablespoons.
happypat35 happypat35 5 years
looks good.
lauren lauren 5 years
@Camilla Salem they are too easy to not make!!!!
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 5 years
That top picture is gorgeous! I must make these.
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