Almond Crusted Salmon Cakes with Yogurt Avocado Dip

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $5.16
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1 poundFresh Salmon (or any other sustainable fish)
1/2 cupGreen Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cupRed Pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cupZucchini, shredded
1/2 cupFresh Parsley, Cilantro or Dill, roughly chopped
2 tbspCapers
1/2 cupAlmonds
2 tspLime Zest
1/4 tspSea Salt
Yogurt Avocado Dip
1Ripe Avocado
1/4 cupFat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbspFresh Parsley, Cilantro or Dill, roughly chopped
1 tbspLime Juice
To TasteSea Salt and Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Place almonds, lime zest and salt in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Empty into a shallow dish and set aside.
  3. Put parsley into the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  4. Add green onion, red pepper, zucchini and capers to food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  5. Cut the salmon into smaller sections and add to the food processor with the egg. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  6. Shape mixture evenly into 1 inch balls and press down to form ½ inch thick patties.
  7. Dredge the top and bottom of patties in the ground almonds and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping half way.
  9. For the Avocado Dip, put all ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined. Serve with the Salmon Cakes
  10. Tip: Lay the shredded zucchini on a paper towel to draw out any excess moisture.


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  • For a healthy heart, choose at least 2 servings of fatty fish a week (1 serving is the size of a deck of cards). Fatty fish includes salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and Arctic Char. Check and for a list of sustainable fish that are lower in mercury and other pollutants.
  • Avocados are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. They also contain natural plant sterols that lower inflammation. Inflammation is linked to a higher risk of heart disease and cancer. One of the plant sterols in avocado called beta-sitosterol promotes healthy cholesterol levels.