Salmon Quinoa Croquettes

Make these simple and delicious salmon quinoa croquettes which are gluten-free and packed with protein with their twist on traditional recipes that typically contain bread crumbs or crackers. This is the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner, summer picnic or hearty cocktail hour appetizer. 

How to make salmon quinoa croquettes?

Making salmon croquettes is simple. It involves placing all of the ingredients in one bowl, mixing well then frying! Although this recipe is delicious as is, it can be altered to suit your preferences such as adding additional vegetables or herbs and spices to your liking. 

Where to get good canned salmon?

Yes this recipe conveniently calls for canned salmon, but all canned salmon is not created equal! I prefer the canned salmon from Wild Planet. Wild Planet salmon is wild-caught in Alaska, full of Omega-3s and the company’s mission is planet-friendly as evidenced by their sustainable harvest practices while providing consumers with high-quality products that will have a positive impact on their health.

What to eat with salmon quinoa croquettes?

The salmon croquettes are picture with a tossed green salad however, they serve well with a variety of vegetable and other side dishes.  If you’re looking for a delicious accompaniment to these yummy croquettes try them with Roasted Asparagus or Cauliflower Fried Rice.



Salmon Quinoa Croquettes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Salmon quinoa croquettes


  • 1 15 oz can wild-caught Salmon 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 diced white onion 
  • 2 cloves mined garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for frying 


  1. Drain can of salmon. Empty salmon can in a medium-sized mixing bowl (including skin and bones, which are sof and will dissentigrate easily) and mash with a fork.
  2. Place the remainder of the ingredients, except for the olive oil, in the mixing bowl with salmon and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add a olive oil.
  4. While oil is heating take 1/3 cups size portions of the salmon mixture into your hand and shape them into patties then place them on a plate.
  5. When oil Is hot place patties in the pan leaving about an inche space on each side and fry until they are golden brown, approximately 3 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g

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13 thoughts on “Salmon Quinoa Croquettes”

  1. We grew up eating salmon croquettes, but I never thought of adding quinoa. And I love quinoa. Will definitely be making this and passing the recipe along to my mom!


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