Healthy Humpday – Salmon Patties

Categories: Healthy Humpday

Sometimes you just want to have a burger… but healthier! This salmon patty recipe is easy to mix together, can be pre-made, and is a delicious alternative to the traditional beef burger during the summer– even better wit a lemon-caper yogurt sauce you can see below!


  • 1-lb cooked skinless salmon filet or 1-can pink salmon (drained, bones, and skin removed)
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (red or yellow)
  • 1/2 cup bread cumbs or saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2-tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3-tbsp light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1-tbsp capers (optional)
  • panko bread crumbs for additional coating

Let’s Get Cooking!

  1. Flake the salmon with a fork in a large bowl; add the egg, onion, pepper, bread crumbs, corn, mustard, mayonnaise, and capers.
  2. Mix gently until combined (add additional bread crumbs if mixture is too wet or mayo if mixture is too dry).
  3. Form the mixture into 2-1/2 inch diameter balls; roll in the Panko bread crumbs to coat and flatten into patties.
  4. For best results, refrigerate for 1 hour or more before cooking.
  5. In a large non-stick skillet heat a couple tablespoons of oil and butter then place the patties.
  6. Cook until golden brown, about 7 to 8 minutes per side.

The patties are delicious alone or topped with your choice of sauce. We tried the following last night and it was great!

  • In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped capers, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt/pepper to taste.