These super simple salmon bites are the perfect appetizer, salad topper or game day treat! They are also gluten free, grain free, paleo, allergy friendly, and Whole30 approved! And I might be just a little bit obsessed with making these!
If you guys haven’t noticed, I LOVE making salmon cakes! Have you tried my buffalo salmon cakes or my curry salmon cakes with cilantro lime dressing yet? Oh those curried salmon cakes would be perfect made into little salmon bites for the game as well!
I have been a pescatarian for about 10 years now. Before that I was 100% vegetarian and fun fact I don’t think I’ve ever had a steak or bacon (gasp). So protein is usually fish, eggs or some sort of vegan protein source (dairy does not sit well with my stomach sadly). As you can imagine, it’s very difficult for me to meal prep my protein since eating reheated fish is pretty gross (and makes the house smell).
But these little salmon bites are THE BEST meal prep item! They get super crunchy in the oven and taste amazing COLD on salads or will heat up quickly in a warm skillet or in the toaster oven if I want to eat them hot the next day. What I love the most about these simple salmon bites is the taste though. They taste like everything seasoning, like the stuff you put on your bagels. Yeah, they are so good!
So if you are like me and are always looking for a way to eat more seafood but don’t love the idea of cooking it every night, you have to make a big batch of these super simple salmon bites ASAP! Oh and by they way, these are so perfect as an appetizer for a party, since they are paleo and whole30, and aren’t shellfish (yay for being allergy friendly). If you are going to make these for the game, I highly recommend you making this dairy free allergy friendly creamy garlic sauce for dipping. It’s ready in 1 minute and is perfect with a handful of fresh parsley or cilantro tossed in for dipping!
I used green banana flour in this recipe. Green banana flour is full of magnesium and potassium and is also a source of resistant starch which feeds the good bacteria in your gut! But if you don’t have any on hand, don’t worry! You can use coconut flour as a 1 to 1 substitute!
For this recipe I used the boneless, skinless canned salmon (in water) from Trader Joe’s. Each can is 6oz. They also carry a great canned salmon at Costco called Kirkland’s Signature Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon that I love as well! Be sure to drain your salmon well, squeezing out as much of the water as possible. I usually pick up at least 2 of the 6 packs of this every time we go to Costco.
Super Simple Salmon Bites
- 2 cans salmon (6oz cans)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp green banana flour or coconut flour
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp granulated onion
- 1/2-1 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- In a mixing bowl, mash the avocado.
- Drain the salmon and add it to the mashed avocado.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well until well incorporated
- Place a sheet or parchment paper or silicon liner on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with non-stick spray and take about 1-2 tbs. of the mixture in your hand and form a small flat disk with the salmon mixture. This recipe should make between 14-16 salmon bites
- Bake at 400F for 17 minutes. Take out and flip. Cook another 3 minutes.
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