Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center recipe of the month – Salmon patties

Salmon patties are a tasty, easy and inexpensive way to incorporate heart-healthy omega-3 fats into your diet. Serve on a bun as a salmon burger or as a main entrée with roasted vegetables and a side of grains. Goes great with Dijon mustard or tartar sauce. Salmon patties recipe.

Serving size: 2 patties

Yields: 8 patties (4 servings)


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 16 oz. canned salmon, bones and skin removed
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely minced
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add diced onion and bell pepper and saute until softened (7-9 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine salmon, sauteed bell pepper and onion, bread crumbs, beaten eggs, yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, parsley and salt. Mix to combine. Form into 8 patties.
  3. In a clean non-stick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat, then add salmon patties in a single layer. Saute 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. If salmon patties brown too fast, reduce heat. Remove finished patties to a paper-towel lined plate and repeat with remaining oil and salmon patties.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving:

Calories – 250

Total fat – 23 g

Saturated fat – 4 g

Cholesterol -145 mg

Cholesterol – 145 mg

Sugars – 0 g

Protein – 31 g

Total Carbohydrates – 25 g

Dietary Fiber – 2 g

Sodium – 400 mg

Added sugars- 5 g

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The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center is in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

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