Simple Salmon Cakes

Yesterday I posted my top 6 picks for foods that help create a clear mind. I thought it might be nice to have some recipes to try to make adding these foods in a little easier.

Serves: 4


For the salad:

  • 6 c leafy greens of choice (I’m a sucker for a bag salad or spring mix)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed or olive oil (flaxseed oil is great for clearing skin!)
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • ¼ c nutritional yeast
  • 5 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 5 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salmon cakes (omit for vegetarians and add avocado to salad above):

  • 4 fillets wild caught salmon
  • ½ c whole grain bread crumbs of choice (If you’re GF, I recommend Aleia’s brand.) 
  • ½ white or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 beaten egg (or flax egg)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Few sprigs fresh basil


  1. Broil salmon for 7 minutes.
  2. Flake salmon with fork into a bowl; continue flaking until salmon is shredded.
  3. Mix in bread crumbs and remaining ingredients (minus olive oil and basil).
  4. Form small patties. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all salad ingredients minus the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix salad dressing ingredients separately and combine just before serving.  
  6. Heat oil in a skillet and fry both sides of each salmon cake. About 2 minutes per side.
  7. Garnish salmon cakes with fresh basil and serve with side salad.

How We’ve Enjoyed This Dish:

Salmon cakes served…

  • Over a bed of brown rice
  • Alongside whole grain pasta dressed in lemon butter sauce (sometimes you need to indulge!)
  • With a side of our favorite vegetables (grilled asparagus and roasted broccoli are our favorites)

Health Benefits:

In addition to the health benefits listed in yesterday’s post, it might be nice to know that…

  • Salmon & Olive oil are full of Omega 3s, fatty acids that are essential to our health.
  • Garlic helps lower blood pressure and prevents the common cold.
  • Lemon juice is cleansing and good for the respiratory tract.
  • Basil is a good source of magnesium and offers cardiovascular benefits.