Salmon Patties & Lentil Patties With Mango Salsa Recipe
This wild caught salmon patties recipe with lentils takes salmon cakes to a whole new level! While you can use canned salmon, nothing beats fresh. Instead of bread crumbs, I use lentils to bind the whole thing together so that when we pan fry them, the outside turns crispy. To speed up the process, you can cook the lentils in a slow cooker or instant pot the night before so that it is ready to go into the salmon mixture immediately. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids–paired with lentils, it’s a powerhouse of proteins, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
I like to pair a salmon patty with a fresh mango salsa that is sweet and refreshing, reminding me of tropical Caribbean beaches. Juicy ripe mango with crispy pepper, onion, and a splash of lime and cilantro make for a delicious salsa. This is the perfect recipe for leftover grilled salmon. It is quick and easy to throw together, and the best part is you can make a lot and freeze the patties to save for later. Just layer them with parchment or wax paper in between and put it into the freezer. Pop them directly onto a pan and you have an easy weeknight dinner to work into rotation. They also go well with homemade tartare sauce, or a salmon salad with mixed greens or arugula. There are so many ways to dress these salmon patties up!
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Ingredients for 8 patties:
- 1lb wild caught, boneless salmon (or two 6oz cans wild salmon)
- 14oz cooked lentils
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin (optional)
- pinch of sea salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (for cooking)
- Salsa (create to taste)
- 1 mango (diced)
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- fresh lime juice to taste
- 1/2 diced (red) bell pepper
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- sea salt & pepper to taste
Utensils: Vitamix 780
Rinse the lentils under cold water until the water runs clear. Prepare the lentils according to the instructions given by cooking them in simmering hot water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them – we want the lentils firm, not mushy. Once the lentils have cooked, drain them and set them aside so they can cool down.
While the lentils are cooking, prepare the fresh mango salsa. Mix together the ingredients for the salsa and season to taste with lime, sea salt and pepper. Feel free to make this your own and add your favorite tropical fruit like pineapple or kiwi.
To a high powered blender, add all of the ingredients for the patties except for the olive oil. Pulse blend the mixture until you have a consistent batter.
Form small, or large, patties using your hands. Tip: I highly recommend placing the patties in the fridge after you form them for at least 20 minutes so they can be easier to cook and hold together while in a skillet.
Place a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and add the extra virgin olive oil. Once the skillet is hot, add the patties. Cook each patty in the skillet for about 4 to 5 min on each side, or until the outside is crispy and brown.
Once they’re all cooked, add the fresh mango salsa and devour!
Approximate macros for 1 of 8 patties (without salsa):
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Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!