Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties

Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties

If you’re craving a burst of flavors and a healthy dose of protein, these Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties are a must-try. Imagine tender, flaky salmon combined with zesty lemon and aromatic dill, perfectly bound together and lightly pan-fried to golden perfection. It’s a symphony of tastes that will transport your taste buds to a delightful culinary journey.


  • 1 pound fresh salmon, skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying


  1. Start by preparing the salmon. Remove the skin and any bones, if present, and cut the salmon into small chunks.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the salmon, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, fresh dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Form the mixture into patties of your desired size and thickness.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Carefully place the salmon patties in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Remove the patties from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  6. Serve the Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties hot with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties are a delightful combination of tender salmon, zesty lemon, and aromatic dill, creating a burst of flavors in every bite. Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they make for a quick and delicious meal that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Nutritional information (per serving):

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g

Picture yourself at a sunny coastal retreat, with the ocean breeze in the air and the taste of the sea on your plate. These Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties embody the essence of a seaside escape, bringing the tangy brightness of lemon and the aromatic hint of dill to perfectly cooked salmon. Each bite is a savory dance of flavors, reminiscent of lazy afternoons by the shore.
The first step in creating this coastal-inspired delight is to gather the freshest salmon you can find. Whether you catch it yourself or pick it up at your local market, ensure it’s skinless and boneless. This ensures a smooth preparation process, allowing the flavors to meld seamlessly.
As you mix the salmon with breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, a hint of zesty lemon zest, and the fragrance of dill, the anticipation builds. The smell alone will transport you to a seaside kitchen, where the ocean view is just a glance away. The patties form easily, and as they sizzle in the pan with a touch of olive oil, the golden crust begins to take shape.
Finally, as you plate these delights, garnished with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh dill, you’ll know you’ve created something special. These Zesty Lemon Dill Salmon Patties are not just a meal—they’re a journey to the coast, a celebration of flavors, and a reminder of the simple joys of good food. Serve them with a side of crispy sweet potato fries or a light salad, and let the taste of the ocean fill your senses.