lemon-dill salmon cakes

Left-over salmon makes a perfect protein-rich addition to salad, pasta or even mixed with avocado or light mayo for a salmon-salad sandwich. But, I was craving comfort food lunch earlier this week.

Inspired by this @FoodNetworkrecipe for salmon burgers by @ChefMcCargo, I flaked the leftover salmon and mixed with 2 egg whites, panko bread crumbs, lemon juice, dillweed, cayenne pepper, parsley and a little salt and pepper. I cooked the patties over medium-high heat until cooked through and served on top of mixed greens with a dollop of light mayo.

From fridge to table, these cakes took about 20 minutes to make. They would also be delicious served on whole wheat buns with sauteed dark greens.And thanks to the salmon, this dish is rich in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

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Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD