Crispy Salmon Cakes with Creamy Cucumber Salad


In this easy dinner recipe, convenient canned salmon is transformed into satisfying pan-seared salmon patties that are flavored with Old Bay seasoning. To round out the meal, these tasty patties get served alongside a refreshing creamy cucumber and red onion salad.

Crispy Salmon Cakes with Creamy Cucumber Salad
Photo: Carolyn Hodges
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans boneless, skinless salmon, drained and flaked

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar or lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion


  1. Stir together egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Old Bay and pepper in a large bowl. Gently mix in salmon. Shape into 8 ¼-inch-thick patties.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until browned on the bottom, about 6 minutes. Flip the patties and cook until browned and heated through, about 6 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mustard, vinegar (or lemon juice), dill and salt in a medium bowl. Add cucumber and onion and toss to combine.

  4. Divide the salmon cakes and the cucumber salad among 4 plates.

To make ahead

Refrigerate patties (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 patties & 3/4 cup salad
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Vitamin A 253IU 5%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Potassium 398mg 8%

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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