15-Minute Dijon Salmon Cakes Recipe With Arugula, Lemon & Capers by Sarah Amona

Seafood Dinner Lunch
a year ago

15-Minute Dijon Salmon Cakes Recipe With Arugula, Lemon & Capers

Cheesy salmon patties are amazing, but if you're trying to eat healthier, here's a salmon cakes recipe for you. This easy, healthy salmon patties recipe is seasoned with lemon, Dijon and horseradish and served with a fresh arugula salad dressed with lemon and capersDinner or lunch is ready in 15 minutes!

A healthy, often overlooked, ingredient in these salmon patties is wheat germ. Wheat germ is the part of the grain that is responsible for the growth of the new plant sprout. It's very small, but mighty. Wheat germ is an excellent source of folate, magnesium, thiamin, phosphorus and zinc. Plus, you won't even know it's in the recipe! 

This healthy Dijon salmon cake recipe will help you keep to your healthy eating plan. The salmon recipe is a complete meal, and can be served for dinner or lunch. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 to 2


  • 10 ounces boneless, skinless pink salmon, drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onion (green and white parts)
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons diced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoons capers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups baby arugula

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Using a fork, combine the salmon, green onions, lemon zest, yogurt, mustard, horseradish, wheat germ and celery in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Mix the capers and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add the arugula and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving plate, forming a bed of the arugula mixture. Set aside
  3. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat about 1 minute. 
  4. Divide the salmon mixture into two round patties, each 1/2-inch thick. Reduce the heat to low and add the patties to the skillet. Cook 2 minutes per side, then flip and cook 1 minute more or until heated through and lightly browned. Place on top of the reserved arugula mixture.

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Julie Rose
That looks so delicious! 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Dijon, horseradish, capers, WOW. This recipe packs a lot of flavor. Sign me up!
So quick and delish...
Julio Caro
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