April 17, 2017

Salmon Cakes With Mango Relish

Put these Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Mango Relish from Cooking Whole30 into your next Whole30 meal prep rotation. They’re a flavorful, versatile protein to have on hand—and the mango relish adds a fresh punch. Pair them with a fresh green salad for a fantastic lunch, or break them up in a potato and veggie hash for breakfast.

In addition to having 150 delicious, creative Whole30 dishes, Cooking Whole30 also includes recipes from some of our favorite Whole30 recipe creatives. These are active members of our Whole30 community who share their recipes on social media, their blogs and even in their own cookbooks!

Twenty of the recipes in Cooking Whole30 are from featured contributors; this recipe comes from Jenn of Pretend It’s A Donut.

Whole30 Salmon Cakes With Mango Relish

Made By Whole30Made By Whole30

Salmon Cakes With Mango Relish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) wild- caught salmon drained
  • 1/4 cup Basic Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh mango or pineapple
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • HEAT 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • IN a large bowl, combine the bell pepper, salmon, mayonnaise, cumin, yellow onion, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne (if using), and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir until combined. Shape the fish mixture into nine ¼-inch-thick patties, using a scant ¼ cup per patty.
  • ADD the remaining 3 teaspoons oil to the same skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook the patties, four or five at a time, in the hot oil, turning once, until browned on both sides, 7 to 9 minutes.
  • MEANWHILE, in a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño (if using), and lime juice. Serve the patties topped with some of the relish.

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Shanna Keller, hails from Boise, Idaho, where she lives with her husband Alan and a poorly-behaved terrier named Olly. She has spent her career telling stories of life transformation on social, web, e-mail and print media platforms. In addition to celebrating Whole30 successes and stories online, Shanna loves to cook, read, and climb.