Salmon Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli

This recipe is shared with permission from For Good Measure. Jennifer Shun is a writer, skilled home cook, and mother of a daughter living with type 1 diabetes. She shares her recipe development, food styling, and photography passions on her diabetic lifestyle blog

Yield: 12


For the Salmon Cakes:

  • 2 pounds salmon, deboned
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons avocado mayo
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • ½ teaspoon black pepperFor the Lemon Herb Aioli
  • ⅓ cup avocado mayo
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Rinse salmon, pat dry and place skin-side down on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until medium rare.
  4. While salmon bakes, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper, sautéing until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. Mix flour, parsley, lemon juice, mayo and egg in a large bowl until well combined. Add onion mixture, mix well. Add oregano, garlic powder, granulated onion and black pepper, mix well.
  7. Once cool, remove flesh from salmon and discard skin and parchment.
  8. Set oven to broil at 450 degrees. Line the baking sheet with fresh parchment.
  9. Gently fold salmon into mixture until combined. Scoop ¼ cup portions of salmon mixture onto prepared baking sheet, press to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
  10. Serve warm with 1 teaspoon lemon herb aioli.

To make the aioli, whisk mayo, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in a refrigerated airtight container, until served.

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

Nutritional Info for 1 serving:

Calories: 216, Fat: 15, Carbs: 4g, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 16g

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