Herby Salmon Cakes

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Back with another incredible recipe that you, your toddler, your older children and anyone else in your life would LOVE! Herby Salmon Cakes are going to start making a weekly appearance - TRUST ME!

Salmon Cakes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


If you tune into Instagram stories on a frequent basis, you know my daughter has a LOVE for food. The girl is down to try just about anything. She's been on the salmon train since she started solids back around 7-8 months and we're going strong. These Salmon Cakes are a fantastic lunch, dinner or quick snack if you're looking for extra protein. If you're looking for more toddler-friendly meals, you have to make my simple and tasty Zucchini Feta Frittatas. Love!

I'm all about exposing babies / toddlers to lots of flavor up front - so don't shy away from the herbs. Just chop them up small so they don't feel funny in a toddlers mouth if that's a concern.

I serve these alongside a big heaping spoonful of guacamole or pesto so Poppy can learn how to dip her food in a condiment. Go ahead and make a double batch because I can guarantee that you'll be wanting to eat these too!

Salmon Cakes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Herby Salmon Cakes

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 4 votes
These Herby Salmon Cakes work for adults and toddlers alike - loaded with flavor, herbs and perfect for dipping into some guacamole!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


Salmon Cakes:

  • 2 pounds salmon skinned and de-boned
  • 1 cup green onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons Gaby's Everyday Seasoning
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Smashed Avocado:

  • 3 avocados
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • Using a large sharp knife, finely dice the salmon. Place in a large bowl. Add the green onions, cilantro, parsley, eggs, olive oil, seasoning, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Gently mix in the panko bread crumbs to the salmon, and form into small-ish patties.
  • Preheat an indoor grill pan to medium heat. Transfer patties to the grill pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve with smashed avocado on the side.

To make the smashed avocado

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mash until desired consistency. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve.


You can also serve this with your favorite guacamole or salsa.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. These were delicious!! I topped with Tzatziki and it was amazing. I am curious how to find your recipes in MyFitness Pal for tracking.

  2. I totally understand why you are putting your own seasoning there and linking it, and I really would buy it because I'm sure it's great, however for those of us who live outside of the United States that's not possible. It would be really wonderful if you were able to put an alternative suggestion for seasoning considering not everyone has access to yours! 🙂 I can wing it but I imagine for others it may be a reason to pass on the recipe!!

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