Healthy Canned Salmon Recipes

Find healthy, delicious canned salmon recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 5 stars 4
Canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include heart-healthy omega-3-rich fish in your diet. Here, we combine it with avocados in an easy no-cook meal.
By Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN

Air-Fryer Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 2
These air-fried salmon patties are reminiscent of classic salmon croquettes, crispy on the outside and pillowy tender on the inside. Look for canned or jarred salmon that has less than 50 milligrams of sodium per serving, and don't be afraid of varieties that have bones. They're easy to remove.
By Adam Hickman

Easy Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 121
If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Avocado

Good-quality canned salmon is high in protein and brain-loving omega-3 fatty acids. Mix it with pesto-spiked yogurt and pile it old-school style into a halved avocado for a quick healthy lunch.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Salmon and Couscous Casserole

Rating: 2 stars 2
Salmon is tossed with couscous, spinach, and roasted red peppers, then topped with toasted almonds for a light and easy meal that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Rating: 5 stars 20
Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa.
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Salmon Salad Tartine & Mixed Greens

Swap mayo for Greek yogurt to make this easy salmon salad. Canned tuna works well too.

Salmon Alfredo

A low-fat white sauce, made with fat-free milk, coats the salmon, pasta, and broccoli in this complete 30-minute meal.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Salmon Salad Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Salmon salad served on tangy pumpernickel bread makes for an easy dinner--a double batch will give you lunch the next day.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Easy Spicy Salmon Cakes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Looking to add some interest to an easy dinner recipe? Five-spice may be your new best friend. What is five-spice powder? A mixture of these five spices: cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. (There are regional recipes in China that include more spices, including white pepper, nutmeg and orange peel.) It adds a distinct warm flavor to these healthy salmon cakes.
By Adam Dolge

Salmon Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
Get out of your tuna salad rut and try salmon salad for a change. This version is spiked with olives, lemon, onion and capers.
By Stacy Fraser

Salmon Burgers with Quick Pickled Cucumbers

These healthy salmon burgers call for canned salmon, which makes them an economical and easy dinner. The quick-pickled cucumbers in this recipe are a great introduction to the world of pickling. If you enjoy them, you can make additional batches by following Steps 1 and 2.
By Lauren Grant

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Salmon Cake Recipes to Upgrade Your Canned Fish
Upgrade your canned fish with these salmon cakes recipes. Canned salmon is a great source of protein and is full of heart-healthy omega-3s. You can easily pair these salmon cakes with a salad or roasted veggies to make a complete dinner. Recipes like Air-Fryer Salmon Cakes and Muffin-Tin Quinoa Salmon Cakes are healthy, delicious and a great option for an easy meal.
How to Make Salmon Patties
Whether made with canned or freshly cooked salmon, salmon patties (or salmon cakes) are a quick and nutritious weeknight meal that nobody can resist.
Salmon Noodle Casserole

This salmon noodle casserole is filled with creamy pasta, chunks of salmon and plenty of vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Dijon mustard flavors the dish, complementing the salmon and asparagus.