Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 6
Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes
Health Highlights
Super easy, super simple, super delicious paleo salmon cakes!


142 gm Atlantic salmon,wild, boneless (canned or finely diced; salmon skin off; .see notes)
1/2 tsp Garlic (minced)
1/3 cup Sweet potato (squash or pumpkin; pureed or mashed)
3 tbsp Coconut flour (see notes)
1/4 tsp Paprika (or smoked paprika)
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (or sea salt)
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Rosemary, dried (1 fresh sprig)
2 medium egg Egg
1 tbsp Coconut oil (or butter for the pan)


  1. Mash salmon. If using fresh versus canned, remove any extra skin.
  2. Place salmon in a bowl and add pureed sweet potato (see notes for other options), salt and paprika, and mix well.
  3. Add in coconut flour 1 tbsp at a time (3-4 tbsp depending on the type of salmon), then mix in herbs and seasonings.
  4. Add in eggs and mix well until the batter is thick enough to form patties. If the batter is too moist, add 1 tbsp more coconut flour.
  5. Form into 6 balls, lay on parchment paper, and press into patties (1 inch thick).
  6. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side (canned salmon will cook faster). Repeat until all patties are cooked.
  7. Garnish with extra rosemary, black pepper, chili flakes, or garlic if desired and serve with your choice of dip.


Quick Tips:
If you choose to use fresh squash, simply cut squash in half, remove seeds, and place in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp water. Cook on high for about 3-4 minutes. Scoop inside and then mash or puree with a blender.

This dish pairs great with steamed veggies. 

A sprinkle of pomegranate seeds makes it more of a holiday dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 92
Calories from fat 52
Calories from saturated fat 27.2
Total Fat 5.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 140 mg
Potassium 223 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 7.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.1

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