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Salmon Cakes w/Lemon Herb Mayo

salmon cakes lemon herb mayo
  • (1 lb.) wild salmon fillet, skinned
  • (2 Tbsp.) red onion or scallion, finely chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • (1/2 tsp.) fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • (1/4 tsp.) kosher or sea salt
  • (1/8 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (3/4 cup) reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • (1/4 cup) reduced-fat sour cream
  • (4) anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped
  • (3 Tbsp.) fresh chives, chopped
  • (2 Tbsp.) fresh parsley, chopped
  • (1 Tbsp.) capers, rinsed
  • (2 tsp.) freshly grated lemon zest
  • (1 tsp.) fresh lemon juice
  • (1/8 tsp.) salt
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil

Salmon Cakes w/Lemon Herb Mayo

Chopped wild salmon combined with herbs and spiced into patties and served with a creamy lemon herb mayonnaise.

Preparation Time
About 30 minutes
Cook Time
About 6 minutes


  1. 1Carefully chop salmon into 1/4 in. pieces. Place in a large bowl, combine with onion, cilantro, ginger, kosher salt and pepper. Form into 4 equal patties and refrigerate at least 20 minutes, up to 2 hours.

  2. 2Meanwhile, process mayonnaise, sour cream, anchovies, chives, parsley, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste in a food processor until smooth, set aside.

  3. 3Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil. When hot, place burgers in pan and cook 2-3 minutes per side. Serve each salmon cake w/ 1 Tbsp. mayo. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cake, 1 Tbsp. mayo

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 260
  • Total Fat 15 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol 76 mg
  • Sodium 383 mg
  • Fiber 0 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Fish

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Fish, Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.