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Easy salmon patties on white plate with lemon garlic sauce drizzle and salad.
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Easy Salmon Patties & Lemon Garlic Sauce (Gluten-Free)

Simple, delicious, and gluten free, these salmon patties and lemon garlic sauce allow you to enjoy diverse flavors of fresh parsley and citrus in under ten minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream sauce, easy to make, seafood recipe
Servings: 9 salmon patties
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Savannah McGhee
Cost: $15.00


  • Small bowl
  • spoon
  • Medium bowl
  • Fork
  • disher or cookie scoop with release handle
  • Parchment paper or baking sheet
  • Large skillet


For the Salmon Patties

  • 16 ounces flaked cooked salmon (4 cups loosely packed) or 2 cans (roughly 14.75 ounces) of canned salmon
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • neutral oil for pan-frying

For the Lemon-Garlic Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish


For the Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • Add sauce ingredients to small bowl and stir well to combine. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve. Optional: garnish sauce with fresh parsley, Old Bay seasoning, and/or freshly cracked black pepper when serving.

For the Salmon Patties

  • Flake 4 cups (16 ounces) of loosely packed cooked salmon into medium bowl. Note: if using canned salmon, this will be 2 cans or approximately 14.75 ounces.
  • Add egg, onion, almond flour, parsley, garlic, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to bowl with flaked salmon. Gently stir together ingredients until well combined.
  • Use disher to scoop out 2-ounce (¼ cup) scoops of salmon mixture from bowl into hands. Gently press and form salmon mixture into patty shape and place on parchment paper. Repeat until all mixture has been formed into patties.
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add neutral oil and swirl to coat bottom of skillet. Once oil is hot and shimmering, place salmon patties in skillet, being careful not to overcrowd pan. Work in batches as needed.
  • Cook salmon patties 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and repeat another 5 minutes or so. Transfer pan-fried salmon patties to plate and repeat process until all patties have been pan-fried.
  • Garnish salmon patties with additional fresh parsley, lemon wedges, and lemon-garlic sauce. Serve immediately.


  • We only tried this with almond flour; we do not know the success rate with white wheat flour.
  • Definitely keep your olive oil on hand as you cook the patties in your frying pan. If you are a using a nonstick pan, these patties will stick which means you will need to continue adding your oil.


Serving: 1salmon patty with sauce | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 4g