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Salmon Patties
balsamic green beans with walnuts

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
For these salmon patties, finely grind a small amount of salmon to serve as a binder and keep the rest in larger pieces so that they stay moist. Balsamic green beans make a quick, flavorful side!


Salmon Patties:
  • Cucumbers, medium - 1 , thinly sliced
  • Shallots - 1 , quartered
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp , rinsed and drained
  • Onions, red - 1/2 , sliced
  • Salmon, skinless and boneless - 1 1/2 lb
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, small - 1 head , leaves separated
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp , for serving
Balsamic Green Beans with Walnuts:
  • Walnut, halves - 1 cup , chopped
  • Green beans - 1 lb , trimmed
  • Onions, red - 1/2 , finely chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Lemons - 1 , juice of


  1. Walnuts - Toast in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 4 to 6 minutes. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Green beans / Cucumbers / Shallots / Capers / Onions (for both salmon patties and green beans) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make salmon patties - Combine shallots and roughly a quarter of the raw salmon in a food processor and puree until a smooth paste forms. Add the remaining salmon, capers, salt and pepper. Pulse 6 to 8 times, just until everything is combined (small pieces of salmon should remain). Form mixture into patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Lettuce - Separate leaves. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat and add oil. Sear salmon patties until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  2. While salmon is cooking, place green beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave until tender (1 ½ minutes for thinner beans and closer to 2 ½ minutes for thicker beans).
  3. Toss green beans with onions (just the portion for the green beans), olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. Top with walnuts.
  4. Spread mustard over warm salmon patties. Serve patties over a bed of lettuce and topped with sliced cucumbers and red onions. Serve green beans on the side and enjoy!



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