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salmon fritters on a plate with lemon

Light and Healthy Salmon Fritters

Healthy lightly fried Salmon Fritters with Crunchy Garden Salad can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This is an easy to make low carb, low calorie dish packed with red salmon, grated potato, carrot and zucchini, and seasoned with fresh dill and lemon juice.  
Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 fritters
Calories 323kcal
Author Kim


  • 1 medium 415 grams/15 ounce tin Red Salmon
  • ¼ cup grated White potato raw
  • ¼ cup grated Carrot
  • ¼ cup grated Zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons Red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dill finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Rice bran oil


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, prepare the salmon by removing bones and skin (I use a fork to scrape the salmon to remove bones and skin and place them back into the tin, and put the fish into the bowl.
  • Once bones/skin are removed form salmon, use a fork to flake it into pieces so there are no clumps.
  • Add the grated potato, carrot, and zucchini, followed by the red onion, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix together with a spoon, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the egg and mix in with a spoon.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and mix in with a spoon.
  • Using your hands, shape the mixture into 6 patties and place on a plate.
  • Heat a pan on medium heat and add half the oil, and 3 of the patties. Cook each fritter for 3 to 5 minutes, using an egg flip to turn. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
  • Repeat process for remaining three fritters.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lemon, garden salad and mayonnaise/yoghurt dressing.


  1. This recipe makes 6 good size salmon fritters, which i find is suitable for 3 people as a light meal or lunch along with a serve of brown rice and garden salad.   Alternatively, if you are eating them on their own, the dish would make two serves - that is, 3 fritters each.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g