Quick, easy, and full of flavor – air fryer salmon patties with a creamy dill sauce! The perfect healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free dinner recipe. Comes together in a few simple steps, and in just 15 minutes!

Overhead image of air fryer salmon patties on a plate over rice and lettuce with creamy dill sauce on top.

What You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Canned Salmon – I used two cans of wild sockeye salmon in my patties, but any canned salmon will work. Canned salmon is an easy addition to this already super easy meal. It’s also a great source of lean protein, vitamin B12, iron, potassium, and vitamin D. However, these air fryer salmon patties are so delicious, no one will ever guess how healthy they are!

Breadcrumbs – I used gluten-free panko breadcrumbs, but any unflavored/unseasoned breadcrumbs will taste great! Panko breadcrumbs are lighter and will yield a crispier patty. Or, if you don’t have breadcrumbs, you can use 1/3 cup of almond flour in its place.

Mayonnaise – This creamy condiment comes in handy in both the salmon patties and the creamy dill sauce. If not a mayo fan, you can use unsweetened greek yogurt instead!

creamy dill sauce being poured over air fryer salmon patties.

Tips and Tricks

  • For an even crisper salmon patty, coat the outside in additional breadcrumbs. Then, place in the air fryer and coat with a drizzle of oil before cooking. The end result will be golden brown, soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside air fryer salmon patties!
  • Enjoy this recipe however you’d like. I served mine over lettuce and rice, with a drizzle of that creamy dill sauce. Though these would also taste amazing as a salmon burger between two buns!
overhead image of air fryer salmon patties on a platter.

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Egg-Free: While I haven’t tested this option myself, you may be able to replace the eggs in this recipe with flax eggs. Or, try this Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer as a substitute. Also, be sure to use an egg-free mayo!

Make it Gluten-Free: For a gluten-free dinner recipe, use gluten-free breadcrumbs like I did! Then, serve these air fryer salmon patties over a bed of your favorite veggies and rice.

Air Fryer Salmon Patties with Creamy Dill Sauce

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Recipe by Samantha Course: Dinner, LunchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

salmon patties
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes
Total time

13

minutes

Quick, easy, and full of flavor – air fryer salmon patties with a creamy dill sauce! The perfect healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free dinner recipe. Comes together in a few simple steps, and in just 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 (7.5 ounce) cans canned salmon, drained

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, I used gluten-free panko breadcrumbs

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • For the dill sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

Directions

  • Mix together all salmon patty ingredients in a large bowl until fully combined.
  • Scoop ¼ cup of the mixture into the palms of your hands and gently form a 1-inch thick patty. Repeat this process with remaining mixture, should form 8 salmon patties.
  • Lightly grease air fryer tray or basket, then place salmon patties into the air fryer and cook at 390° Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, pausing to flip halfway through.
  • Make the dill sauce by adding all ingredients to a small bowl and whisking until smooth, then spoon over salmon patties.

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