Avocado Salmon Patties with Spicy Chipotle Aioli


Avocado Salmon Patties with Spicy Chipotle Aioli

Recipe type: Yield: 12 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

These salmon patties with avocado and spicy chipotle avocado aioli are perfect for an afternoon nosh, a summer bbq, or lunch with your mother-in-law.


For the patties: 1 lb. fresh salmon (preferably sockeye)Olive oil, as needed½ ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard½ medium egg, lightly beaten2 tsp. adobo sauce½ cup panko breadcrumbsKosher salt, to tasteFreshly cracked black pepper, to tasteFor the Spicy Chipotle Aioli: 1 ½ ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled½ cup low-fat mayonnaise1 chipotle pepper in adobo1lime, juicedKosher salt, to taste


  1. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil and lightly season with your favorite seasoning blend.
  2. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees F for 14 minutes (or until tender and flaky); remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. While the salmon is cooling, mash the avocado.
  4. Flake the salmon while removing the bones (if any).
  5. Place the salmon in a medium bowl, add in the mashed avocado, mustard, egg, adobo, panko, kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  6. Mix by hand until well blended.
  7. Roll the mixture into one-inch balls by hand and flatten into discs.
  8. If you are chilling them for later, place on a wax paper-lined pan and cover.
  9. Grill on a flat top, a cast iron skillet, or your favorite griddle.
  10. Sear the outsides until crispy – takes about 6 minutes (3 minutes per side).
  11. Top with Spicy Chipotle Aioli and serve immediately.
  12. To Make the Spicy Chipotle Aioli: In a food processor, place avocado, mayonnaise, chipotle, lime juice and salt (if you are heat sensitive – start with 1/2 a chipotle).
  13. Pulse until smooth.

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