These jalapeno salmon patties are quick and easy to make and are the best healthy dinner paired with an avocado broccoli slaw. (low carb, gluten free, paleo)
Fresh jalapeño salmon patties are one of my new favorite easy dinners! Made with either fresh or canned salmon, these patties come together quickly and easily. I served them over a simple avocado broccoli slaw, but you can also serve them on buns as salmon burgers or on some leafy greens for an easy work lunch.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in a landlocked state and wasn’t around seafood very much, but I feel like I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate more fish into my diet. And not only new ways, but easy foolproof ways, because you know it’s the worst when you buy a beautiful filet and accidentally dry it out or can’t get it quite right. I’ve been there so many times, it’s hard to count.
But no more! This salmon patty recipe is officially my go-to versatile seafood dish and I’m so so happy!
Watch this how to make Jalapeno Salmon Patties video
These salmon patties are for everyone – they’re gluten free, low carb, whole 30, paleo and all the things!
Instead of using regular breadcrumbs, I used almond flour to make them gluten free. However, if you’re trying to stay away from nut flours, you could use coconut flour instead. If using coconut flour, I recommend using half the amount since it is tends to absorb a lot more liquid than other gluten free flours.
To give this recipe some Mexican inspired flair, I added some diced jalapenos for a little something something. Because it’s only 1 jalapeno for the entire recipe, I didn’t find the patties to be very spicy. However, if you’re like me and want lots of heat, I recommend using a diced serrano pepper or even just 2 jalapenos instead of 1. That should definitely do the trick. 🙂
To compliment the heat from the peppers, I topped my salmon patty with a dollop of sour cream, fresh cilantro, black pepper and sea salt. It brightens everything up and also acts like a little dipping sauce which I looooove.
Can salmon patties be frozen?
Yes. I recommend forming them and freezing them raw on a baking sheet. Once they’re completely frozen, remove them from the baking sheet and wrap each patty individually in plastic wrap to help prevent any freezer burn. Then place the patties in an air-tight ziplock bag and remove as much as as possible before closing.
How long are salmon patties good for?
I would keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. They’re perfect to pack for lunch, so you shouldn’t have any trouble eating them throughout the week!