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Balsamic Glazed Salmon Cakes

Skip the brunch madness for Mother’s Day morning and instead surprise that wonderful person in your life with a homemade seafood dinner dish she’ll love. These salmon cakes are perfectly flaky and flavorful. Brush the salmon with California Olive Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette before baking and add another drizzle afterwards to add a slight, sweet tang and an extra layer of depth to this flavor profile. Pan searing these cakes at the end give them an irresistible crunchy outer texture. Perfect served over sliced avocado or an avocado crema sauce. The mother in your life will feel well loved and well fed.


  • 1 lb salmon filet

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup corn kernels

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons mayonaise

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos

  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (more for topping)

  • Pinch black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 4-5 tablespoons California Olive Ranch 100% CA Olive Oil, more if needed

  • 3 tablespoons California Olive Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette


1. Preheat oven to 425F

2. Brush Salmon with about 1 tablespoon each of California Olive Ranch 100% CA Olive Oil and California Olive Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette

3. Sprinkle salmon with salt, pepper and garlic powder

4. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until cooked through

5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, when cooled remove salmon skin and any bones. Flake salmon with fork

6. In a skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add in diced onion and bell pepper, Sauté until lightly caramelized- about the 7 minutes

7. In a large mixing bowl combine salmon, onion, pepper, corn, eggs, mayonnaise, soy sauce, parsley and bread crumbs. Mix well

8. Form into about 15 salmon patties, it’s easiest to use a cookie scoop to potion them out

9. In a skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat

10. Add patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown

11. Drizzle cooked salmon cakes with more California Olive Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette

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