Timer Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Cook Time: 10 mins
Portions Serves: 6


Enjoy canned salmon for a family meal easily by extending it with canned beans. These easy cakes are great to enjoy over warm greens or tucked into a whole wheat bun as a burger.

1 can (213 g) wild red pacific/sockeye salmon, drained
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 green onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
2 tbsp (25 mL) light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried marjoram leaves or dill weed
1 cup (250 mL) bran flakes, crushed
1 pkg (11 oz/300 g) baby spinach, rinsed with water clinging to leaves


  1. In a large bowl, using a potato masher, mash together salmon, including bones and chickpeas until fairly smooth. Stir in green onions, half of the garlic, mayonnaise, hot pepper flakes and marjoram.
  2. Shape mixture into 6 patties and coat in bran flakes. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425 F (220 C) oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet wilt spinach with remaining garlic. Divide among plates and top with patties.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 184 Fat 6g
Saturated 1g Trans 0g
Cholesterol 9mg Sodium 256mg
Potassium 581mg Carbohydrate 22g
Fibre 5g Sugars 1g
Protein 12g Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 25% Calcium 15%
Iron 25%

*The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

Recipe by

Emily Richards,

Professional Home Economist