Fresh Salmon and Pumpkin Patties

If you are looking for a meal that is packed full of nutrients, then these Salmon and Pumpkin Patties are just for you. They are extremely nourishing, low in refined carbohydrates, high in protein and are delicious too!

One of the primary ingredients in these patties is Salmon. Eating salmon will increase your intake of omega 3 essential fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are responsible for:

  • Boosting heart health
  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Improve blood vessel elasticity
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing risk of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimers disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease
  • Improving brain function
  • Improving the health of hair skin and nails

In addition, this recipe features Pumpkin, giving the patties a beautiful golden-orange colour. Pumpkin is abundant in an antioxidant called beta-carotene, that has been shown to:

  • Protect against oxidative stress
  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Improve respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • Improve eyesight

Salmon and Pumpkin Patties are free of gluten and dairy – making them perfect for those who are sensitive to these ingredients, or simply if you are looking for a healthy alternative.

Course Easy
Cuisine Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed pumpkin
  • 3 fresh fillets of salmon cooked
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tbps coconut oil to cook

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • In a large mixing bowel, mix the mashed pumpkin, salmon fillets (make sure they are cooled), almond and rice flour, eggs and parsley.
  • Add in the spices. You may like to get creative with other herbs and spices to please your palette
  • Using your hands, form approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture into a round fishcake patty. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turning them over after 15 minutes of baking.

Serve as a small entree or as a main accompanied with a salad or vegetables. You can also keep them handy in the fridge for a quick snack on the go.

By Tiaan Alisha – Naturopath

@TIAAN_ALISIA_NATUROPATHY

Mr Vitamins