If you are a fan of crab cakes, you will love this unique twist on a common appetizer featuring heart-healthy salmon! From EatingWell.com comes this lovely dish – easy to make and so, so delicious!

Easy Salmon Cakes


3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

15 ounces canned salmon, drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked fresh salmon

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 3/4 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Creamy Dill Sauce (recipe follows)

1 lemon, cut into wedges

Creamy Dill Sauce

1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, or parsley

Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; remove from the heat.

Place salmon in a medium bowl. Flake apart with a fork; remove any bones and skin. Add egg and mustard; mix well. Add the onion mixture, breadcrumbs and pepper; mix well. Shape the mixture into 8 patties, about 2 1/2 inches wide.

Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add 4 patties and cook until the undersides are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a wide spatula, turn them over onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining patties.

Bake the salmon cakes until golden on top and heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Creamy Dill Sauce. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, scallions, lemon juice, dill (or parsley) and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Serve salmon cakes with the sauce and lemon wedges.

Thanks EatingWell.com!

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