Zesty Whole30 Salmon Cakes With Lemon Garlic Asparagus


Zesty Whole30 Salmon Cakes With Lemon Garlic Asparagus
Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that’s ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor.

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.
an appetite for zesty salmon burgers!

Seeing as how our driveway is more akin to an ice-skating rink (no, for reals!! We actually went ice-skating on it!!!). I decided to wait out the freezing rainstorm with a little extra time in the kitchen and laps around the driveway with my skates.

Failed attempts at pirouettes and axels on the bumpy driveway ice is a sure way to work up an appetite for some zesty salmon burgers!

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

Lookie at all those beautiful greeeeens. Heart eyes. All. Day. Long. Those asparagus diving into a pool of cool and creamy tzatziki sauce has to be a highlight of my morning.

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

Prepping this plate of scrumptiousness is way easier (and faster!) than one might assume.

The salmon burgers are ready in no longer than eight minutes. The asparagus is made in one pan and is low maintenance cooking for about fourteen minutes.

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

And that sauce!! Oooooh, did I mention that sauce? Well, that beautiful magic green sauce is whipped up in the blender (or food processor). And there it is; one, two, and three! Boom. Dinner is served.

garlic & lemon love

I wish you guys could be in my kitchen right now and smell the aroma… It’s like a gallon of bright happy lemons mingling with cooking garlic and more earthy flavors. Two of the best things in the world. Garlic. And lemons.

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

So, I have been traveling around a bit this week. With that being said, making food on the road isn’t always easy. I feel like I’ve been eating too many sweet plantain chips from Trader Joe’s and truffle roasted almonds (not that I don’t love eating those goodies… it’s just not the best for my body. 😉

Now that I am back home and back to work, I am hoping I can start eating real meals. This 20 minute whole30 meal was a perfect place to start.

Anyway, who’s ready to eat? Dinner will be served in 20 minutes! 🙂 Thanks for letting me join you in your kitchen today as I share my recent favorite! Enjoy!

Love,

Kaylie

Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.
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Best Whole30 Zesty Salmon Burgers
Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor.
Ingredients
Salmon Bugers
Lemon Asparagus
Magic Green Sauce
Info
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Burgers
Course Main Dish
Votes: 1
Rating: 3
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Rate this recipe!
Info
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Burgers
Course Main Dish
Votes: 1
Rating: 3
You:
Rate this recipe!
Ingredients
Salmon Bugers
Lemon Asparagus
Magic Green Sauce
Instructions
Salmon Burgers
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salmon burger in a medium size bowl. Mash everything together with a large fork.
  2. Heat a large fry pan over medium heat on the stove. Drizzle the pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Separate the salmon burger mix into four burgers on the fry pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Lemon Asparagus
  1. On the stove, heat a large fry pan on medium heat. Add everything for the asparagus and cook for about 14 minutes (stirring occasionally).
Magic Green Sauce
  1. Combine everything for the sauce in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Plate everything and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Best Whole30 Zesty Salmon Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 816mg 34%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Zesty herb salmon burgers with lemon asparagus and tzatziki sauce! An easy and delicious whole30 meal that is ready in 20 minutes! Paleo, whole30, and a whole lot of fresh flavor. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.



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  1. 1
    Lizzie

    Perfect combination. Making tonight. Must admit to futzing around with your sauce recipe, however … had some anchovy fillets in the fridge, popped them in and Oh. Wow. Very much like a traditional Green Goddess dressing. You don’t taste the anchovy, but you know something magical is in there.

  2. 3
    Patricia

    I don’t know if this is a polite thing to do because this is your recipe and it took a lot of time to come up and experimenting to come up with a recipe. I just am curious. Would or could you recommend a different kind of fish? My husband and I are not too fond of Salmon and really want to try your recipe. May I ask if you could recommend another kind of fish?

    • 4
      Kaylie Johnson

      Patricia- you are seriously so kind and polite!!! That is a totally legit question, and yes- I think you could easily use a different type of fish. Sounds delicious! Let me know how it turns out 🙂 Enjoy! Thanks for being so kind <3

  3. 5
    Emily

    Does the recipe say one 6 oz can of salmon or 16 oz of salmon? The font is a little confusing on my phone. These look really good though

        • 8
          Travis

          I made this. Firstly, the sauce is dynamite! Thank you so much for sharing what is now a permanent part of my “secret sauce” repertoire. The salmon itself was tricky for me. Firstly, 6oz is one small
          can (think of a can of tuna), which is, at least for me, enough for one patty (unless making tiny tiny patties). Secondly, the consistency of the burger mix was watery when I made it per the instructions. I ended up squeezing lots of juice out of the patties just to get them to a consistency where they weren’t falling apart in the frying pan. I used 12oz of salmon (one for me and one for my girlfriend), and it was just enough for two small “burgers”. I had a hard time keeping it together in the frying pan, and it ended up being more like a tuna salad type consistency than a burger. Maybe I did something wrong? I dunno, but I can say for sure that a 6oz can is not much food for two people (or even one person for that matter). At any rate, I appreciate the author sharing the recipe (especially the sauce). I’ll be eating the sauce for years to come :-).

          • 9
            Kaylie Johnson

            Hmmm, four patties (with 6 oz was more than enough to serve for 2 each when I make it… maybe we just aren’t used to such large portions). I’m so glad you enjoyed the sauce! You can totally add more egg or arrowroot flour to help the patties stick together if you find they are still falling apart. 🙂

  4. 10
    Morgan

    The sauce was great, reallly loved it. The patties were way too wet for me to keep together though. I still put one patty in the pan and once it was crispy on both sides it pretty much stayed together. I ended up mixing in almond flour to the remaining mix to soak up the rest of the liquid in the patty mixture and that solves the problem. Much easier to handle. My husband did not care for this (unfortunately). I enjoyed it but would probably go lighter on the lemon next time to reduce the juices and maybe switch up the protein.

  5. 11
    Kim O'Cain

    Thank you for this delicious recipe. I made it last night for my family and close friends. They loved it! I used fresh salmon, because I had some extra time – WOW! I didn’t have arrowroot flour so I used brown rice flour and found it worked great as a substitute. The sauce is awesome. I’m so happy I have a few left over for lunches today:) This will definitely be on my dinner rotation for a while.

  6. 13
    Laurie

    I’m a bit confused, too. One 6 oz. can of salmon would meant that you are using 1.5 oz. of salmon per burger. I do notice that your patties look quite thin. My mixture is far too watery (that’s a lot of lemon juice) and falling apart to get them that thin. I popped them in the oven to see if I can get them to firm up in there, but it’s not working. May I also suggest that you note the number of people the recipe is supposed to serve – I assumed “4 burgers” meant that it served 4.

    • 14
      Kaylie Johnson

      Yes, it’s four burgers. I’m not sure why they are falling apart- it may need a tablespoon or two of arrowroot flour if they are falling apart. I’m sorry they were flaking apart o you, that hasn’t happened to mine before. 🙂

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