Gluten free salmon fish cakes

If you’re looking for some inspiration for simple appetising and versatile meals, here’s the perfect recipe. Delicious gluten free salmon fish cakes; perfect for mealtimes, buffets, picnics and lunch boxes. Take a look at our top tips and inspirations for some tasty tweaks on this recipe.

SERVES:  6/7 PREP TIME:  25 mins COOK TIME:  5-10 mins


  • 1 clove garlic
  • Finely chopped fresh chilli, to taste
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves (remove central spine of leaf)
  • 1 cup basil, coriander and/or parsley leaves, loosely chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 medium egg, whisked
  • 213g can salmon, flaked (good quality)
  • ½ cup almond meal (approx.)
  • Olive oil for frying


  1. Blend the garlic, chilli, lime leaves, fresh herbs and sunflower seeds thoroughly in a food processor.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the egg, fish and almond meal. To avoid mixture becoming too dry, adjust the quantity of the almond meal as necessary.
  3. Now begin rolling the mixture into small balls and flatten a little, then fry on both sides, in pre-heated olive oil over medium heat, 5-10 minutes depending on size, until golden on each side.
  4. Serve hot with fresh salad, green vegetables, a slice of lemon, a poached egg on top and/or sweet potato chips.

Inspirations and top tips

  • Try adding fresh spring onions to the mixture and a squeeze of fresh lemon when serving for some zing.
  • These tasty fish cakes can be frozen after cooking for another occasion.
  • For added texture and crunch try rolling the fish cake in hulled sesame seeds before frying.

Dietary Requirements 

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free

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