What is the secret ingredient in our Sweet Chili and Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes? You guessed it!  We added some sweet chili sauce into our salmon cakes. This easy, delicious nutritious recipe can be doubled and the extra salmon cakes can be frozen for planned leftovers in the future. The salmon cakes freeze well and can be reheated easily.

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Sweet Chili and Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

Course: Main Dish
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 14 oz salmon canned, or fresh cooked and flaked
  • 1 sweet potato cooked and cooled
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • avocado oil for cooking


  • Place salmon in bowl. Scoop out flesh of sweet potato into bowl. Discard skin.
  • Add 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, egg, sweet chili sauce, and salt if desired. Mix gently to combine.
  • Form into 8 patties. Place remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs on a plate. Coat outside of each patty lightly with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp avocado oil in skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook patties. Flip carefully when underside is golden brown and crispy. Continue with remaining patties, adding more oil as needed.
  • Serve immediately. These also freeze well and can be reheated easily!


Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.