Salmon Cakes with Caper Mayonnaise

This 30-minute dinner recipe gives you a new way to enjoy heart-healthy salmon.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


Salmon Cakes:

  • 1 egg white, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 14 to 16 ounces cooked salmon, flaked

  • ½ cup crushed saltine crackers with unsalted tops (about 14 crackers)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

Caper Mayonnaise:

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 to 4 teaspoons fat-free milk

  • 1 slice Finely shredded lemon peel


  1. To prepare Salmon Cakes: In a medium bowl, combine egg white, green onion, lemon juice, Dijon-style mustard, salt, and pepper. Add salmon and crushed crackers; mix well.

  2. Form salmon mixture into four 3-inch patties, each about 1 inch thick. Lightly coat an unheated very large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Carefully add salmon patties. Cook about 8 minutes or until golden brown and heated through, turning once.

  3. To prepare Caper Mayonnaise: In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, capers, lemon juice, and pepper. Stir milk to make drizzling consistency.

  4. Top each salmon cake with about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise topping. If desired, garnish with lemon peel.

    Salmon Cakes with Caper Mayonnaise

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 49%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Vitamin A 94IU 2%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 459mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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