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Salmon Patties with Pear Salsa

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Prep time: 30min
Cook time: 10min

If you keep canned salmon in your pantry, you will likely have most of these other basic ingredients on hand and can whip up this recipe when you do not have time to plan ahead.


5 servings

Serving size

1 patty



2, 7.5-ounce cans salmon, drained, rinsed (Crown Prince® brand or similar brand labeled “low sodium” or “no salt added”)

1 small (70 grams) onion, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely diced

2 tablespoons parsley, fresh chopped

2 medium eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 ¼ cups breadcrumbs, homemade or Panko type

Pinch sea salt (not included in nutrient calculations)

⅛ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 lemon, cut into wedges


1 large (230 grams) bosc pears, peeled and chopped

1 small (91 grams) plum tomato, peeled, seeded, chopped

½ cup red onion, diced

2 regular (28 grams) jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon ground mustard


  1. Combine the canned salmon, onion, celery, parsley, egg, Dijon mustard and breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Form mixture into 5, evenly sized patties.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Cook patties in batches until golden and crispy, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Combine the pears, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, lime juice, ginger, red pepper flakes and ground mustard in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  7. Scoop salsa with a spoon under or over each salmon patty on individual plates.
  8. Serve a lemon wedge with each serving.

Cooking Tip

You can make the patty ingredients and salsa ahead of time if you are entertaining. Then, cook the salmon patties just before serving.

Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Info

Makes: 5 servings  Serving size: 1 patty


Sodium (Salt) old


9 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Trans Fat

0 g


103 mg


28 g


9 g


4 g


25 g


273 mg


322 mg


400 mg


568 mg