Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive

I am sick of eggs. So sick of them.  It is day 9 of my Whole 30 plan, and I have had eggs for breakfast every day. It has gotten so that I am almost sick of food altogether- okay, so that is a little dramatic, but I am very interested in switching things up in order to eat without getting ill from the sight of eggs!

Today, I made the chili from the Whole 30 book:

whole 30 chili

Whole 30 Chili

And to be honest, once you  accept that it is not the chili that you are used to, and that you are enjoying chili-soup, you will find this delicious.  Also,  there is something about soup that both fills me up and also makes me feel very satisfied, like a comfort food usually does.  I will have to remember this, and make a big pot of soup to eat throughout the week.  I will have to post one later in the week that is totally Whole 30 adaptable and  I could eat it for breakfast…no eggs! This could be a game changer my friends. Soup for breakfast is a stand-by for my sister in law, and I think she may be on to something…

For now, I made a new recipe to switch gears from meat, meat, meat.  That is the other main protein source other than eggs, that I have had just about enough of.  So I whipped up a couple of salmon-cakes from what I had on hand, and what is Whole 30 approved.  I looked online for recipes, and they all include eggs and almond flour. I am too lazy to grind almonds, since I have no almond flour, and it is also really expensive- I’d rather save my almonds for chewing them :).  And the eggs…well.  Let’s leave them out.

My mixture came together really well, and formed two perfect patties that held together surprisingly well.  For not too much money or effort, I made a great lunch:

Whole 30 approved Chili & Salmon Cakes

Whole 30 approved Chili & Salmon Cakes

The chili as I said is in the Whole 30 book.  The Salmon Cakes, which are paleo too are my own original recipe, and one I will definitely be eating a lot of this month! Here it is:

Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive

Yield: Makes 2 patties

Paleo Salmon Cakes: Easy & Inexpensive


  • 1, 5 oz. can skinned and boned salmon (find where the canned tuna is)
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. parsely, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (tabasco)
  • 1/2 tsp. Old Bay (or another seafood spice without sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil, for sauteing (coconut oil or clarified butter or olive oil)


Mix it all in a bowl.

Heat a non-stick pan and add your cooking oil.

Form two patties, using a 1/2 cup measure to pack it in.

Place the two patties in the pan and cook both sides until brown.

**I place one scoop in the pan without smooshing down, until I flip it over- then I push down gently with my spatula.


Serve this over lettuce or veggies with an oil and vinegar dressing, for a lunch- or over leftover roasted veggies for a Whole30 breakfast!

I do hope you try this, because it was really good~ I know it seems like a lot of ingredients, but they are inexpensive and often used ingredients that we always have on hand…and no eggs!

Paleo salmon cake

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