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Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes

Lemon Chive Salmon Cakes are a very simple and easy seafood recipe with flaky salmon pieces throughout, a crispy seasoned crust and a hint of lemon. Topped with healthy herby Greek yogurt dip these delicious pan-seared fish cakes make the perfect main dish or appetizer! Recipe includes step-by-step how to video.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizers & Starters, Fish & Seafood, Lunch, Main Dishes & Entrees
Servings 4 servings
Calories 462 kcal


  • 1.5 pounds Salmon Fillets skinless, boneless, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots grated
  • 2 tbsp Chives finely chopped
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning or Seafood Seasoning
  • 1/2 Lemon freshly squeezed, plus more for serving
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Zesty Herb Greek Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a medium serving bowl, add Greek yogurt, chives, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir to combine and set aside.
  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels, then place on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife coarsely chop salmon into approx. 1/4-inch pieces, and set aside. Then finely chop (or use a food processor) celery, chives and grate shallots, then set aside.
  • Add salmon, panko breadcrumbs, celery, chives, shallots, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a large bowl, then stir to combine.
  • Using your hands, firmly press together and shape salmon mixture into 6-8 equal-sized, 1/2 to 1-inch-thick patties. Then heat olive in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add patties and cook, carefully flipping once, until patties are cooked through, 2-3 min per side.
  • Dollop Greek yogurt dip over salmon cakes, garnish with lemon wedges for spritzing over, serve warm and enjoy.


Finely Chop to Prevent from Breaking Apart - if not using a food processor, chop celery, shallots, chives and salmon pieces as small as possible to help prevent the cakes from breaking apart during the cooking process.
See detailed notes above for additional tips.


Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 42gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 1070mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg
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