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Salmon Cakes With Corn and Arugula Salad

These crispy salmon patties are a healthy meal prep protein option. Canned foods often get a bad rep, however canned salmon can be very nutrient-dense. One serving can provide up to 16 grams of protein, heart-healthy fats, and multiple micronutrients.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • saute pan


  • 12 oz canned salmon
  • 2 each large eggs
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 4 cups arugula salad
  • 4 tbsp choice of salad dressing recommend vinaigrette dressing


  • Drain canned salmon and defrost the corn if frozen or drain the corn if canned
  • Place the canned salmon in a mixing bowl and crack two eggs. Mix well until eggs are incorporated
  • Next, add the peppers and onions and seasonings. Mix thoroughly
  • Then, add the mayo and dijon mustard and mix well
  • Finally, add the breadcrumbs and mix until the mixture forms a paste like texture
  • Add oil to a saute pan on medium to high heat. Using a 2 oz scoop (about 1/4 cup), scoop out even portions into the pan
  • Then, using a spatula, flatten the scooped salmon mixture into flat patties. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until it is golden crispy. Flip it over to cook on the other side for about a minute until golden crispy.
  • Remove the patty from the pan and place it on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain the excess oil
  • Serve salmon cakes on top of a bed of arugula salad with corn. Add any additional fresh veggies to your preference and top it off with your choice of dressing. Eat and enjoy!