Gluten Free Salmon Cakes Recipe

Gluten Free Salmon Cakes with Two Quick Sauces Recipe

I know that at this time of the year many of you are scouring the internet for gluten free recipes for Thanksgiving or other upcoming holidays. But may I just point out that Thanksgiving is only one meal in a whole month of dinners! Yes, the truth is that we do need to eat every day, even when those days are getting more hectic by the second. And the reality is that if we have children, we are sort of obligated to feed them!

This is a quick recipe you can throw together in less than half an hour that is also tasty and even a little sophisticated. It also contains items that are always in my pantry such as Panko Style Gluten Free Bread Crumbs from Kinnikinnick and canned salmon – yet another demonstration of how having a well stocked pantry can be a life saver.  OK – maybe not a “life saver” but certainly a dinner saver!

I made two quick sauces for these salmon cakes, one a sour cream dill sauce and the other a dairy free quick tartar sauce. I think nothing goes as well with salmon as dill and the hubby is a staunch tartar sauce supporter – so yes…two sauces.

As with any recipe, you have the freedom to change it up to your liking; add some chopped bell peppers and chilies for a Mexican spin or toss in some cooked potatoes for potato fish cakes or…well you get the idea.

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Gluten Free Salmon Cakes Recipe
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Gluten Free Salmon Cakes with Two Quick Sauces Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 617kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


Salmon Cakes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can salmon , undrained
  • 1 cup Kinnikinnick panko style gluten free bread crumbs
  • 3 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 cup frozen corn , thawed
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 3 scallions (green onions) green and white part, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons (heaping) Old Bay Seasoning (if you don’t have Old Bay Seasoning, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and a few dashes of hot sauce)
  • 3-4 tablespoons cooking oil

Quick Dill Sauce

  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt (full, low or non-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill , minced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced or grated
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Quick Tartar Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ heaping cup sweet pickle relish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Salmon Cakes

  • In a large mixing bowl, flake the salmon with a fork. Add the bread crumbs, eggs, corn, olives, green onions, and Old Bay Seasoning. Mix well and form into eight patties, each about ½ inch thick, compacting firmly.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry the patties in batches (do not over crowd the pan) for 3 – 4 minutes per side or until nicely browned.

Quick Dill Sauce

  • Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store, covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Quick Tartar Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Salmon Cakes with Two Quick Sauces Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 704mg29%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. November 10, 2011

    I crave salmon cakes, Carol, and yours are beautiful and so appealing. I’d love one for breakfast right now! I’m not a fan of dill or tartar (picky, picky, picky), but your tartar recipes reminds me that I need to pick up pickle relish. LOL Seriously. So, thanks for the recipe and the reminder. ;-)


  2. November 10, 2011

    Looks yummy! I will try this on the weekend. Thanks!

  3. I love those Kinnikinnick Panko crumbs. They give everything that a wonderful crunch that I thought I’d never get after going gluten free. We love our fish cakes at my house, especially with salmon. I like your addition of different veggies.

  4. Fish cakes is something I make on a semi-regular basis but for some reason it never occurred to me to use salmon. These sound great and will be going on next week’s menu. Thanks.

  5. November 11, 2011

    Carol – Thanks for the wonderful salmon cakes recipe and the sauces. Salmon is my all time favorite fish. I’ll add these salmon cakes to this week’s menu but not much of a corn lover so I’ll replace it. I love both sauces and will have to figure which one for me – hubby is a tartar sauce lover. Thanks again and have a great day!!

  6. November 11, 2011

    A well stocked pantry is peace of mind this time of year! The salmon cakes look lovely, and I love the dill sauce with them too, yumm…

  7. December 16, 2011

    Hi, this is a great post! Thanks..

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  9. Tracy
    April 20, 2015

    This recipe looks great! Could I use ground salmon instead of canned? Thanks!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 9, 2015

      Yes you can Tracy. You just might need to cook them a little longer because canned salmon is already cooked, just lower the heat a bit. Enjoy!

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  11. Barb
    January 17, 2019

    Is there a good way to keep for a few days, I live alone.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 21, 2019

      Hi Barb,
      You can make the patties up to the point of cooking, then refrigerate until ready to cook (up to a few days). Cook a couple and save the rest of the patties for next time. Hope this helps!

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