Mediterranean Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Sauce Recipe -
Mediterranean Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Sauce Recipe

Mediterranean Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Sauce

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"Although clearly Mediterranean in influence, this dish isn't too far removed from an American coastal favorite: crab cakes. Serve with herb-seasoned rice."

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  1. To prepare sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, dill, and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. To prepare salmon cakes, remove bones and skin from salmon. Place chickpeas in a medium bowl; partially mash chickpeas with a fork. Stir in salmon, breadcrumbs, and olives. Combine parsley and next 5 ingredients (parsley through egg whites) in a small bowl; stir into salmon mixture. Divide mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.
  3. Heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 patties; cook 4 minutes. Carefully turn patties over, and cook 4 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining patties. Serve with sauce.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light® magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 243 (29% from fat); FAT 8.5g (sat 1.8g, mono 3.1g, poly 3g); PROTEIN 18g; CARB 28.2g; FIBER 2.6g; CHOL 23mg; IRON 3mg; SODIUM 399mg; CALC 221mg

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2004

We really like this recipe. I was not sure how the olives and chickpeas were going to taste, but it was wonderful. I used dry bread crumbs and had to use dried parsley. The red salmon makes a big difference, so don't substitute the pink salmon. There is not a lot of liquid, aside from the 2 egg whites, so the patties are a little dry when you pat them out....but this works out very well when they are cooked. I really recommend you try this one.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2003

I found these very dry.


30 Ratings

May 17, 2003

Loved this recipe & will definately make again. Instead of cucumber sauce, I mixed together 1/2 c. sour cream, 1/2 c. mayo, 1 t. MSG, 1 t. seasoning salt, 1 t. parsley, & 1-1/4 t. dill. Tasted good w/ the salmon.

Feb 08, 2004

Excellent! Will definitely make again. I had to add one more whole egg to make them stick. Be careful not to add too much garlic to the cucumber sauce - the yogurt really brings out the flavor.

May 14, 2003

These are wonderful. I added in 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese b/c we can't make anything in our family w/o cheese. This recipe is pretty forgiving-I've used white and wheat, messed stuff around and it turns out good everytime. The original is perfect w/o any fiddling though!

Jul 23, 2003

This was great-especially for anyone following Weight Watchers. I served it with couscous.

Jan 29, 2003

I forgot to add cumin but it still came out great. It's great the next day for lunch as well.

Jan 29, 2003

I really enjoyed this. Had most of the ingredients on hand; had to pop to the store for a cuke. Will definitely make this again. I ate it with a simple veggie and leafy green salad.


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