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Salmon Cakes

Delicious and nutrient dense appetizer, main course or simple snack.

This is a great recipe for even the pickiest of eaters.

These salmon cakes are an amazing nutrient dense dinner. Even those who are not salmon lovers will eat these without complaint. Serve with cabbage salsa, guacamole and a dollop of plain greek yogurt and you have yourself a complete nutrient dense meal.

Salmon Cakes


  • 1- 1 Lb fresh salmon fillet

  • avocado oil, to drizzle on salmon

  • garlic salt and pepper

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • avocado oil or ghee for frying

  • 1/3 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt

  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise, such as Primal Kitchen avocado mayo

  • 2 tsp Braggs liquid aminos or cocoaminos

  • 1 Tbs spicy brown mustard

  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped

  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place salmon skin side down on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Lightly drizzle salmon with avocado oil and season with garlic salt and pepper.

  4. Baked uncovered 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Then set aside to cool.

  5. Warm 1 1/2 Tbs avocado oil or ghee in a medium sized frying pan over medium heat.

  6. Add onions and garlic to pan and sauté until onions become translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.

  7. In a medium bowl add cooked onions and garlic, almond flour, cumin, garlic salt, mayonnaise, liquid aminos, spicy mustard and cilantro.

  8. Flake fish removing skin and bones, add to bowl.

  9. Mix all ingredients in bowl until combined well. This is a good time to taste a piece of salmon making sure it is well seasoned. Add more if needed.

  10. Add eggs and mix well.

  11. Add 2-3 more Tbs avocado oil the the medium frying pan

  12. Patty about 1/4 cup of the salmon mixture into a small flattened patty and gently place into the hot pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side or just until center begins to firm up when gently pressed.

  13. Serve with cabbage salsa, guacamole, and plain greek yogurt.

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Barbara Spencer
Barbara Spencer
Jan 17, 2023

I have been seeking a healthy salmon cake recipe and I'm so excited to try this one! Thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to checking out more of your recipes like the Basic Cabbage Salsa!

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