Salmon Cake Lettuce Wraps with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

Salmon Cake Lettuce Wraps with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce | Food & Nutrition Magazine | Volume 10, Issue 3
Photography by David Raine | Food styling by Breana Moeller | Prop styling by Michelle Wilkinson

This light and flavorful meal comes together easily thanks to canned salmon.

SERVING SIZE: 2 salmon cakes, 4 lettuce leaves and 2 teaspoons sauce (150 grams)
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes


  • ¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon (4 milliliters) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups canned wild Alaska salmon, bones and skin removed
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon (3 milliliters) olive oil
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves or sweet gem lettuce


  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, dill, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix together and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine salmon, egg, breadcrumbs, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, mustard seed, cayenne pepper and mix well.
  2. Evenly divide the salmon mixture and form 6 salmon cakes, placing them on a plate. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add salmon cakes and cook for 5 minutes. Flip salmon cakes over and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  3. Wash lettuce leaves and pat dry with paper towel. To serve, stack two lettuce leaves and top with one salmon cake. Add 1 teaspoon lemon-yogurt sauce on top of each salmon cake.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 295 calories, 15g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 125mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 1g sugar, 33g protein, 519mg potassium, NA phosphorus

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