Salmon and sweet potato fishcakes with green beans

Written by Masterchef finalist Callum Hann, and accredited dietitian Themis Chryssidis

From Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio

Posted: Jul 19 2022

Jazz up your mid-week dinner menu with these salmon fishcakes.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli, roughly chopped
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger, roughly chopped
  • ½ bunch of coriander, leaves picked and stems roughly chopped
  • 350g sweet potato, peeled and steamed until very tender
  • 2x 180g salmon fillets, skin off
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, zested then juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 400g green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives, halved
  • 2 tablespoons roasted almonds, roughly chopped


  1. Place spring onion, green chilli, ginger, coriander stems and half the leaves in small food processor. Blitz until a rough paste forms. Cut salmon and sweet potato into smaller pieces, add to processor and blitz again until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir through egg, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and a good pinch of salt. Divide mixture into four even portions and flatten into patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and keep warm. Return frying pan to medium-high heat. Cook green beans for 3-4 minutes or until lightly charred and tender.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together tahini, garlic, lemon juice and three tablespoons iced water in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt.
  4. Divide tahini sauce between serving plates and arrange fishcakes to one side. Place green beans on the other side and garnish with green olives, almonds and remaining half the coriander leaves.

Cooking Tip: When cooking the sweet potato, choose a cooking technique like steaming or microwaving that won’t add moisture and throw out the ratio of dry to wet ingredients.

Nutrition Tip: As well as being a source of protein, salmon is a good source of omega-3s. These fatty acids are considered essential in our diet, as they can’t be made by our body.

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Posted: Jul 19 2022


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