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How To Make The BEST Paleo Salmon Cakes!

How To Make Paleo Salmon Cakes that are Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb and a delicious and easy addition to your dinner/lunch rotation.

Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Seafood, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 36 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 6 ounce can wild salmon
  • 2 tablespoons shallots (finely chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 large egg (prefer organic or grass-fed)
  • 1 clove medium garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut flour, almond meal or almond flour


  1. Place the canned wild salmon into a medium-sized bowl. Be sure to drain off all the liquid from the can.

  2. Mix and break up the salmon pieces with a fork in the bowl. Remove any tiny bones.  Once it is mixed well, add the other ingredients.   If the mixture seems too moist, add some additional coconut flour, almond meal or almond flour.  

  3. Refrigerate ingredients for about an hour (can be made ahead and refrigerated until you are using).
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, form patties with the salmon mixture. This recipe will make exactly four salmon cakes.  Note: you may need to add an additional egg if the mixture is crumbly and patties do not hold together.

  5. Place 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (sub coconut oil) in a saute pan on medium-low heat (stoves vary in temp, medium to medium-low works best on mine). I usually add a little more oil if it gets depleted during cooking.
  6. Then place all four salmon cakes in the skillet, cooking for about 3- 4 minutes per side, until brown and crispy on each side.
  7. Place cooked salmon cakes on a plate with paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Enjoy on top of lettuce, fresh vegetables, 

Recipe Notes

Oven baking option:  I have recently discovered cooking in the oven at 350 degrees F. for about 25 minutes works great as well!

Just line a baking pan with parchment paper, form the salmon patties and place on the baking sheet. Easy!

Note: if the mixture does not come together well enough to make patties (crumbly), you may need to add another egg.

Flax eggs work great in this recipe.  Use 2 flax eggs.

For low fodmap version, use 1/2 teaspoon dried chives to replace shallots and 1/2 teaspoon garlic infused oil to replace garlic.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make The BEST Paleo Salmon Cakes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 173mg7%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.