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The Best Salmon Patties with Magic Green Sauce (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Yep! We went and said it – these are the best salmon patties! And the magic green sauce is like the cherry on top! It’s such a tasty combo and super easy to make (I mean isn’t that kind of the best part?!). Delicious and easy pretty much always wins at our house. This recipe for the best salmon patties is both Paleo and Whole30 compliant, and honestly you can probably sneak them past your kids and husbands as just another delicious meal!  

the best salmon patties stacked with green sauce. Avocado and lemon.

Why They’re The Best Salmon Patties

Let’s just get it over with in case you’re wondering. What makes these the best salmon patties, you might ask? Well, really it’s all the goodies that get combined with the salmon that make them super tasty (fresh herbs, shallot, garlic, lemon, etc.) and then pan frying them on the stove to get the crispy outer layer really gives them an amazing texture! Add the magic green sauce on top, and you’ve got a delightful combo of savory, creamy and refreshing flavors.

the best salmon patties, green sauce and asparagus. lemon, asparagus and parsley.

The Magic Green Sauce

You might just start making this green sauce to put on all your bowls and salads! It’s super tasty and has a delicious creamy texture from the avocado. The lemon juice and parsley add a refreshing and bright flavor. And the best part….it’s SUPER easy to make! Just throw all the sauce ingredients in a blender and mix it up!

The best salmon patties stack with green sauce drizzle cascading down.

Canned Salmon – Not All Are Equal

Do yourself a favor and find a canned wild salmon that is not only high quality (canned with no preservatives, oils, etc.) but is also skin and bone-free. We like the brand Safe Catch because their products are all ethically sourced, low in mercury and minimally processed. They are also the only brand that tests every single fish for mercury. Impressive, right?! You can learn more about Safe Catch products here. Their canned salmon makes throwing this recipe together a breeze! You just add all of the patty ingredients into a bowl, combine them and form patties. You’ll be enjoying the best salmon patties in no time!

Horizontal best salmon patties with magic green sauce, asparagus and parsley garnish.

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Your Turn To Try The Best Salmon Patties With Magic Green Sauce

Go ahead and pick up some Safe Catch canned salmon, and make the best salmon patties! You’ll love the refreshing and creamy magic green sauce, too! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out! Do you follow us on Instagram yet? If not, be sure to give us a follow!

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The best salmon patties with magic green sauce long pin for pinterest. Stack of patties and plated with asparagus.


The Best Salmon Patties with Magic Green Sauce (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

3.81 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
Yep! We went and said it - these are the best salmon patties! And the magic green sauce is like the cherry on top! This recipe for the best salmon patties is both Paleo and Whole30 compliant, and honestly you can probably sneak them past your kids and husbands as just another delicious meal!  
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Ingredients

For the salmon cakes:

  • 4 cans wild salmon (6oz cans) (if not Safe Catch brand drain the excess liquid.)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely diced
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • To prepare the sauce, place all sauce ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add more water if desired depending on the consistency you want. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, as desired. Set aside.
  • For the salmon cakes, chop shallot, garlic and parsley as noted. Add all of the ingredients for the salmon cakes through the pepper to a medium size bowl. Mash everything together with a large fork or your hands. Form the salmon mixture into 4 patties.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp avocado oil.
  • Once the skillet is hot, place the salmon cakes in the skillet to cook. Cook, without disturbing, for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown on the outside.
  • Drizzle some of the sauce over the salmon patties and enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition

Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4g
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