November 06, 2020

Easy, delicious and ready in 10 minutes, a sustainably caught Salmon Cake is an excellent source of protein, good omega-3 fats, and vegetables.

Whether you’re in need of a fast, easy dinner recipe, or looking for a high protein meal after a workout, this is the recipe for you.

TIP: Adults need 20g of protein within 20 minutes of a workout to promote proper muscle recovery. Since these are easily made in about 10 minutes, they make a great post workout recovery meal.

Feel free to grab whatever crunchy vegetables you have in your fridge, from bell peppers, to celery. We’ve even added in mushrooms, snap peas or asparagus! Toss in some chopped green onions for a bit of a bite. Serving a Salmon Cake (or two) over a handful of greens makes this a meal full of healthy vegetables that you’ll crave again and again.

Psst…hidden in these Salmon Cakes are more vegetables than my kids realize (don’t tell them)!

Healthy Mom Kitchen Hack:

If you chop vegetables up in to tiny pieces, kids are less likely to notice them in their food. You can sneak in a whole bunch of vegetables into even your picky eaters, by finely chopping up vegetables and adding them into these Salmon Cakes.

Our house prefers the addition of dijon mustard, Old Bay Seasoning and a handful of chopped cilantro. But, you can also use parsley, or go for some Parmesan cheese as a flavour addition to these Salmon Cakes. If you like it spicy, chop in some jalapeños or your favourite spicy pepper.

Buy Sustainable Fish

Look for the MSC blue fish logo during your next shopping adventure – it makes sustainable shopping easy! The MSC logo (Marine Stewardship Council) helps you decipher which fish products have been sustainably caught in a way that preserves our oceans for a bright, blue future. I’ve been buying these products for years, as I know some fish are caught in a manner that is hurting the ocean and deleting the fish stocks. It’s the smallest acts that can have a RIPPLE effect on our planet.

Choose sustainably caught fish to support a bright, blue future.

Best Meal for Athletes and Kids

This batch of Salmon Cakes contains 27 grams of protein, hidden servings of vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Muscles need protein to repair and get stronger. Vegetables contain vital minerals and vitamins the body needs to create the hundreds of messengers that make your body function from immune defense to wrinkle prevention. One of the biggest nutritional anti-inflammatory powerhouses, omega 3 fatty acids in fish (EPA and DHA) have proven health benefits including heart, brain and joint health.

Salmon Cake Recipe

Easy to make, these delicious salmon cakes can be made in 10 minutes. I am amazed at how my kids devour love fish when it’s cooked this way! (My picky eater asked for seconds). This recipe is one of our top 3 quick meals. Hope your family enjoys them too!


  • 1 can of sustainably caught salmon (look for the MSC Blue Fish Logo)
  • 1 cup of chopped crunchy vegetables
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 free range egg
  • pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • Juice from one half of a fresh lemon
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro (optional)
  • 1 cup Panko flakes

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, saving 1/2 cup of Panko to coat the Salmon cakes. Mix well. Preheat a large skillet using a dash of olive oil. Create salmon cake patties using two hands, and place onto a board sprinkled in panko crumbs. Coat both sides of the cakes well. Carefully place into the hot skillet. Cook until nicely toasted (about 4-5 minutes) on one side, and then carefully flip to cook the other side. Cook until heated all the way through (about another 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Serve over a bed of greens lightly dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.

Note this post was created with sponsorship from the Marine Stewardship Council.

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