Gluten-Free Salmon Cakes With Dill Sauce

Easy gluten-free salmon cakes that are full of flavor from Old Bay and dill, crispy on the outside with tasty bites of salmon with a creamy dill sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free salmon cakes, gluten-free salmon patties, salmon cakes, salmon patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cakes
Calories 160 kcal


Salmon Cakes:

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil , for frying  (I like peanut oil the best for frying.)
  • 2 cans of 5oz salmon
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (I like 4C Crumbs Gluten-Free Plain)
  • Paleo option: use 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish (optional, omit if Paleo)

Dill Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Paleo option:  use 1/2 cup Paleo Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce (I use Silver Spring. If you don't have the sauce you can use 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish)
  • Paleo option: 1/2-1/4 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon  garlic salt


Dill Sauce:

  1. Make this dill sauce first.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, dill, garlic salt, lemon, and horseradish sauce in a small bowl. Chill in the refrigerator while cooking salmon patties.

Salmon Cakes:

  1. Drain the canned salmon.
  2. In a bowl beat the two eggs, add the Old Bay, dill, bread crumbs and relish(optional). Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3.  Add the drained canned salmon and mix to combine the ingredients well.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan on medium/high.
  5. Form 3-inch patties of salmon cakes 1-inch thick. You should yield 8 cakes.
  6. Pan Fried:

  7. Fry cakes until golden in a single layer 3 or 4 minutes on each side.
  8. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  1. Place the salmon patties on a parchment lined (or use cooking spray) baking sheet.  Bake the salmon cakes for 10 minutes at 375° F. Make sure you turn them over after 5 minutes of baking so both sides will be golden brown. 

  2. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Mama says "Check all of your labels!"

Dill sauce modified from Taste of Home.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Salmon Cakes With Dill Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cake)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.