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Healthy Salmon Patties

CUISINE

American

PREP

35 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Healthy Salmon Patties

Ingredients:

Healthy Salmon Patties
Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad
  • 2 cups butternut squash, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 spring rosemary
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 dashes black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups spinach
  • Salad dressing of choice

Directions:

Salmon Patties
  1. Drain salmon.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine salmon meat, eggs, green onions, spinach, carrots, panko bread crumbs, parmesan, and lime juice. Use hands to mix and then form into 4 patties that are no more than one inch thick.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil. When olive oil is hot enough to bubble when a bread crumb gets tossed in, add your salmon patties. Be sure to leave enough room to have a good inch in between each patty, so you may need to cook them in two batches.
  4. Cook until golden brown in large frying pan, about 5-10 minutes, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
  5. Serve warm. They also taste great cold on top of salad.
Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss the butternut squash cubes with the garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary leaves.
  3. Transfer the butternut squash onto a baking sheet. Spread out in an even and single layer, and roast for about 20-30 minutes or until the surface becomes light brown and the flesh is tender and soft.
  4. Turn off the heat, remove from oven and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the squash.
  5. Put it back into the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve immediately with spinach salad and salmon patty.

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These healthy salmon patties are a great meal prep protein option.

 

Serve them hot with dinner and then use the leftovers the next day to top a salad! If you are tired of tuna or grilled chicken, give healthy salmon patties a try! I even snuck in a few extra veggies.

Canned foods often get a bad rep however they can be very nutrient dense! One serving of canned salmon can provide up to 16 grams of protein, heart healthy fats and multiple micronutrients. Yes, it’s higher in sodium but by pairing canned salmon with fresh veggies it still can be a part of a healthy balanced meal.

Salmon patties were definitely a dinner staple growing up in Alaska. Get creative with salmon recipes to meet your weekly recommendation of 3-4 servings! I am bias as an Alaskan dietitian but the benefits of including salmon regularly in your diet are awesome!

 

Want more info about salmon nutrients?

Check out https://www.seafoodhealthfacts.org/seafood-choices/description-top-commercial-seafood-items/salmon

Healthy Salmon Patties Nutrition Info:

Canned Salmon: contains protein, omega 3s, vitamin D, B vitamins, phosphorus and selenium. Salmon consumption has been linked to anti-inflammatory properties, brain, heart and bone health and is a protein source to keep you full longer.

Spinach: is low in carbs but high in insoluble fiber which may improve digestion. Spinach also has high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. This leafy veggie may decrease oxidative stress, improve eye health, and help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Butternut Squash: is low in calories but high in many nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. The high antioxidant content of butternut squash may reduce your risk of certain conditions, including heart disease, lung cancer, and mental decline.

Check out some other healthy salmon recipes like my simple Italian dressing salmon or grilled honey mustard salmon.

 

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