Lemon-Dill Salmon Cakes (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Paleo Weeknight Salmon Patties Yogurt Dill Lemon Sauce

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I'm always trying to find ways to eat more salmon, as it's probably the number one most nutritious food for women. (Read more about it in this post on Fertility Foods). 

I absolutely love this recipe because it achieves both goals  of easy, healthy meal prep and getting in more omega3s.  But, let's be real. What I mostly love is that these salmon cakes are crazy-delicious! They are super easy to prepare, store well in the freezer, pack-well for lunch the next day and whole family wants to eat them. Win! 

Hope you love them too! 

Love & Zest,



Salmon Cakes With

Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce


  • 14.75 oz can of salmon (ideally wild caught like this one
  • 1/2 cup capers (drained)
  • 2 tbsp ground lemon-pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, very finely chopped
  • 4 tbspcoconut flour (this makes the recipe gluten free, but you can substitute any kind of flour on hand). 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, lightly chopped + 2 tbsp fresh dill for garnish 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter for pan-searing 
  • Optional toppings: Plain yogurt, fresh chives & lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl break the salmon up with a fork and mix in all of the remaining ingredients except the cooking oil and 2 tbsp of fresh dill. Mix thoroughly. 
  2. Set your burner to medium high and add ~1 tbsp oil or butter to a large skillet (I like using a toxin-free non stick pan).
  3. With your hands (yes, it gets messy!) shape into ~14 patties, roughly 2" wide. 
  4. Add the patties to your pan and cook until the sides are golden brown, roughly 3 - 4 minutes on each side. It usually takes 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your pan. 
  5. Top with plain yogurt, chives a squeeze of lemon and fresh dill

You can always make extra, form the patties, wrap them individually in saran wrap and freeze them until you're ready to enjoy them. Why not make your future life a little easier and a little more delicious?! 

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Grain Free Salmon Cakes For Easy, Healthy & Light Lunch
Gluten and Grain Free, Paleo weeknight dinner Salmon Patties