(Paleo, Gluten Free)
We eat these salmon balls often. In fact, this is one my go-to recipes.
Why? Because they’re super quick to make, I always have the ingredients on hand (I get my wild canned salmon from Costco – THIS brand), they are very nutrient dense and we just love ‘em.
Oh and sorry about the name. I suppose Salmon Bites would have been a more appropriate name, but we call them Salmon Balls around here, so that’s what you’re stuck with 🙂
I’m giving you my basic salmon balls recipe, but I love to play around with the herbs and spices that I use and I’d encourage you to get creative, have fun and experiment with this recipe, too.
Cilantro and a sprinkle of chili powder is always a great combo.
Dill + lemon = our fav!
Adding a bit of fresh oregano with the dill and lemon puts a more Mediterranean spin on the salmon balls, which is always a good thing in my book.
You can put these salmon balls on top of a salad. Or you could wrap them up in a tortilla (my favorite Paleo tortilla recipe HERE). You could eat them on top of eggs. Or you can just pop ’em in your mouth after dipping them in a really easy dipping sauce.
Did you know that just 1/3 cup of homemade mayo (or sour cream or Greek Yogurt) plus a tablespoon of fresh herbs is an awesome, easy dipping sauce? It is! Try it 🙂
Salmon Balls Recipe:
- 12 ounces canned salmon, drained (I use THIS canned wild-caught salmon)
- 1 shallot or ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 egg
- ½ lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill or basil, chopped
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon fat of choice for greasing (olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, etc. - I use THIS avocado oil)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all of the ingredients, except your fat of choice (oil) together in a bowl until well incorporated.
- Form into 1-2 inch balls (makes about 20 balls).
- Add your fat of choice to a baking pan and then place your salmon balls on the pan. Lightly roll the salmon balls in the oil so they get coated.
- Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Add 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs (I usually use dill and/or basil) to ⅓ cup mayo (HERE is my really easy, 30 second homemade mayo recipe). You can also use sour cream or Greek yogurt in place of the mayo.
Also view our Top 10 Whole30 Dinner Recipes here!