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two salmon patties on a white plate with lemon wedges and mixed greens

Air Fryer Salmon Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce

A gluten-free recipe for salmon patties cooked in an air fryer made with canned wild salmon
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author Amee


  • For the patties:
  • 15 oz canned Wild Alaskan salmon
  • 4 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs you can also use regular panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Vidalia onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • paprika ,to taste
  • For the sauce:
  • 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt to taste


  • For the Salmon patties:
  • Drain salmon and put into a medium size bowl.
  • Make sure all bones are removed.
  • Combine salmon, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion, salt, pepper, and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Cover a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a ½ cup measuring cup to scoop the salmon mixture, packing it tightly, and drop onto the parchment-lined surface. Then, press down to form into six patties. Sprinkle with paprika and spray the tops with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Using a small spatula, place the salmon patties in the air fryer (patties will be delicate and firm up when cooked). Cook in batches, if needed, so they don't overlap. Air fry patties for 7-8 minutes, until lightly golden. While patties are cooking, prepare the sauce.
  • Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh dill, and dijon in a small bowl.
  • Serve the salmon patties with yogurt sauce for dipping.


Don’t want to have to pull out the bones in the canned salmon? Check for canned salmon without bones! Some of my favorite canned salmons are Wild Planet or Clover Leaf.  


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 1mg