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platter of aip salmon cakes surrounded by lemon slices, fresh dill and dip
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AIP Salmon Cakes

These 30 minute AIP Salmon Cakes recipe is a delicious way to focus on nutrient density. These AIP Salmon Cakes have zero eggs but lots of veggies! This recipe is Paleo, Whole30, and AIP.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 patties
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Beth Chen


  • 4 tablespoons Ghee or Avocado Oil separated
  • 2 Celery Ribs diced
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 1 Garlic clove chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill chopped
  • 1 can (5 ounce) Salmon drained
  • 1/2 cup White Sweet Potato cooked and mashed (about 1/2 potato)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Tapioca Flour
  • AIP Mayo with dill and lemon optional topping


  • Add 2 tablespoons of ghee to a large fry pan over medium heat. Then add the celery, onion and garlic to the pan. Saute until the onion is translucent about 3 minutes.
  • Add the celery mixture, salmon, sweet potato, dill, salt and tapioca to a medium sized mixing bowl then set aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients then divide into 4 patties.
  • Add another 2 tablespoons of ghee to fry pan over medium heat. Once hot, fry the patties until golden and heated through, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with AIP Mayo mixed with dill and additional lemon.


  • To cook your sweet potato, bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Be gentle when cooking these cakes. They are fragile and will fall apart if you’re not careful.
  • The recipe called for canned salmon but canned tuna will work as will fresh cooked salmon.
  • I used this type of tapioca flour for this recipe. 
  • I used my Homemade Ghee for this recipe. 
  • I used my AIP Mayo recipe with a few tablespoons of chopped dill and slices of lemon as a side for this dish.


Serving: 1pattie | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2374IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg