Salmon Cakes

You can eat them on a small bed of brown rice or whole wheat pasta, or thrown them on buns with fresh veggies for salmon cake sandwiches.  However you want to love it up, a salmon cake is a super tasty, super easy way to add protein and healthy fats to your training table.


1-14.75 oz can skinless, boneless salmon (drained and flaked)

2 Tbsp light mayo (like Smart Balance Omega Mayo)

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

1 egg white

1 Tbsp lemon

Herbs and spices to your liking (I can’t help but to put red pepper flakes in everything, so that’s my recommendation.  Also, try Mrs. Dash or a some curry powder.)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.  Shape into 4, 1/2-inch thick patties.


Place on a baking sheet and bake for ~15 minutes, turning halfway.  Remove and spritz with a little lemon juice.

-Adapted from the WIC Nutrition Program 2010 Calendar