Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayo from Real Baby Food

Salmon Cakes Real Baby Food
Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayo from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig. Photo by Lauren Volo
  • Total: 13 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Refrigeration Time: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
549 Calories
40g Fat
17g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 30g
Calcium 97mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the tastiest way I know to get salmon into kids (and grown-ups). Wrap these small patties in lettuce leaves, serve on slider buns, or just let kids eat them with their hands. See nutrition facts per serving below!


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets (preferably wild), skin removed, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup panko
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, chives, garlic, and pepper to taste.

  3. Pulse the salmon in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ¼ cup of the mayonnaise mixture, the panko, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix just until combined, and form into 8 small patties. Add the lemon juice to the remaining mayonnaise mixture and stir to combine.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the patties until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the mayonnaise mixture.

How to Make Ahead: Complete the recipe through Step 2. Refrigerate the patties and mayo mixture for up to 24 hours. Cook as directed in Step 3. You can also freeze the assembled patties for up to three months. Defrost overnight in the fridge and cook as directed.

Excerpted from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig

Want another Real Baby Food recipe? Try these well-loved Saucy Meatball Sliders!

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