Simple Salmon Cakes (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP)

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What’s Inside: Simple Egg-free Baked Salmon Cakes that are AIP, Paleo with Low-fodmap options (+super delicious). I’ve also got a handy Freezer + Pantry Checklist with easy meal templates to stick on your fridge right here.

AIP Salmon Cakes (Paleo & Low FODMAP)These AIP salmon cakes get their gorgeous orange color since I’m using wild salmon mixed with carrots to hold them together in lieu of eggs. The flavor is simply delicious and will pretty up any table they’re a part of. Check out my pineapple guacamole to top them off with!

AIP Salmon Cakes (Paleo & Low FODMAP)Wild Salmon is one of my FAVORITE sources of protein. And I’m always into trying new forms: salmon steaks, fillets, wild smoked salmon and now… AIP salmon cakes! Be sure to get skinless and boneless WILD salmon – none of that farmed stuff! Sorry, salmon wasn’t meant to eat CORN and no one needs pink-dyed fish, OKAY? Literally, not sure who comes up with these crazy ideas, I digress.

If you like crab cakes, these are their sexier older sister in my opinion… HAH! And this recipe proves how easy they are to make… even without eggs. I’ve made these for meal prep and have enjoyed them for an AIP breakfast over greens or as a packed lunch. I would have had some as an “appetizer” but my hubby got to them… and he loved them too!

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AIP Salmon Cakes (Paleo & Low FODMAP)
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AIP Salmon Cakes (Paleo & Low FODMAP)

Delicious and easy salmon cakes are great for meal prep, fancy appetizers and any meal. Made with 7 no-fuss ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 226kcal



  • 1 6oz. can wild salmon
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 green onions or handful of chives chopped (chives for low fodmap)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour or 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • sprinkle of garlic powder (omit for low fodmap)
  • handfful of fresh dill or sprinkle of dried dill


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400f degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse and scrub carrots, roughly chop then and toss into a food processor. Process until carrots are diced up small.
  • Remove salmon from the can and squeeze liquid out. Set aside.
  • Next, to the food processor with the carrots, add in all remaining ingredients including the salmon, and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Grab a paper towel and keep it handy as you make the cakes. Form the mixture into small cakes, approx. the size of the palm of your hand, using the paper towel to squeeze or pat any excess liquid.
  • Add the cakes to your parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. For a little more crisp, you can broil them for just a couple of minutes.
  • Serve warm or let cool before storing for meal prep.


Calories: 226kcal


Calories: 226
Fat: 13.8g
Totalcarbs: 25g
Dietaryfiber: 8.9g
Protein: 6.5g

Tags: salmon cakes, low fodmap, aip salmon cakes, low fodmap salmon cakes, egg-free salmon cakes, canned salmon recipe, paleo salmon cakes

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  • KateMay 8, 2019 - 6:04 pm

    Oh my gosh!  I rarely comment on food blog recipes but I couldn’t resist!  This was so delicious!  I only had pink salmon and will buy wild red next time. Still delicious. I also had the larger can and just added another carrot these are so much better than traditional cakes. The carrot added a touch of sweetness and they were just so tasty!  Thanks for a great recipe!!!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 9, 2019 - 11:56 pm

      music to my earrrrrs!! so happy you enjoyed it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shelley StillApril 7, 2020 - 12:44 am

    I want to make these however, no coconut OR arrowroot flour ?  Any suggestions on substitute and amount.  I just have unbleached flour.  Thanks ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 13, 2020 - 2:02 pm

      I haven’t tried plain flour as I have to eat gluten-free but I would assume it could work just fine!ReplyCancel

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  • Wallace Dale FoxMay 17, 2020 - 9:48 pm

    Just …… no.  I made these and I didn’t enjoy them at all.  I love standard salmon patties.  These did not turn out good at all for me.  ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2020 - 4:57 pm

      That’s too bad! Thanks for trying anyway!ReplyCancel

  • RobinJuly 9, 2020 - 7:29 pm

    t’s hard to find good (and easy/quick to make) AIP recipes! I made these using arrow root starch.  I served with spinach leaves and a mildly spicy aioli.  Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasJuly 10, 2020 - 2:56 pm

      LOVELY! So happy you enjoyed.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra RainSeptember 11, 2020 - 7:52 pm

    Does it work with raw salmon? I just got some frozen salmon today and it’s thawing and I am looking for recipes. Shall I cook it first in the oven?ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasSeptember 18, 2020 - 11:08 pm

      it wont be the same with raw, I’d use leftover cookedReplyCancel

  • BebeJanuary 13, 2021 - 5:48 am

    Hi! A question before I make these. Since this recipe uses canned salmon which is already cooked, I’m worried that 40 minutes @ 400F will make these patties dry. At the same temp, I cook a large 2″ thick raw salmon filet for 20 minutes so 40 minutes for patties seems excessive. Was going to make them in the next few days so thought I’d ask before attempting. Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasJanuary 15, 2021 - 3:58 pm

      I totally see your logic! But since we are trying to cook it throughout formed as a patty, it takes a little longer for a crisp outside. They’re moist in the center! But if you’re concerned, or your oven runs very hot, you can always try it lower – up to you!ReplyCancel

  • Mary CMarch 28, 2021 - 9:28 pm

    I love these so much! They are a weekly staple!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMarch 29, 2021 - 10:16 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it – thanks for sharing, Mary!ReplyCancel

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