I love making leftover salmon recipes for lunch. Using extra salmon from salmon dinners I’ve already made during the week is an easy way to make a tasty, complete lunch. The health benefits of eating salmon are another plus.
Most of the leftover salmon recipes I have tried can all be put together quite quickly. That means you can prepare your meal and start eating in just a matter of minutes. That is one of the benefits of using leftovers to create a meal! One of the easiest ways to have extra salmon for leftovers is when you’re grilling salmon in foil. This fast and clean-up free method is the perfect choice when you want to have plenty of leftovers for lunch all week.
22 Leftover Salmon Recipes You’ll Love
I have put together a list of the best leftover salmon recipes out there. You are sure to find something you love. They may quickly become your favorite lunch or dinner recipes! If you also need some ideas on what to serve with your salmon leftovers, then check out our other list here.
1. Salmon Cakes
Making tender salmon cakes is a great way to use a leftover salmon filet. Some crunchy panko breadcrumbs, seasonings, and fresh herbs are all you need to make this fantastic fish cake mix from Once Upon a Chef. Fry the salmon patties in vegetable oil or try baking them in the oven for a lower fat version. Dip the salmon cakes in tartar sauce, sour cream, or just enjoy them plain!
You are going to devour this creamy asparagus and salmon pasta from Foodie Crush. Use filets of fish that have already been cooked or prepare a simple salmon filet to add to the pasta. Pieces of flaked salmon, crisp asparagus, and fresh dill all mix together to make a fantastic pasta meal. You may hope you have leftovers of this pasta to enjoy the next day too!
A Spicy Perspective will show you how to use leftover smoked salmon to make a creamy, delicious dip. The zesty dip is made using cream cheese, sour cream, dill, lemon zest, and paprika.
Use your leftover salmon for breakfast with this delicious, simple scramble from Fit Foodie Finds. Some shredded fish, fresh eggs, ground black pepper, and some fresh chopped dill are all you need. Make the Greek yogurt topping for an even more decadent breakfast.
If you have leftover rice and also leftover salmon, you are halfway done with delicious fried rice! Simply Recipes will show you how to use very simple ingredients. Make this quick recipe for a healthy dinner that will be on your list of favorites.
Use leftover salmon chunks or pieces to make incredible spring rolls. These spring rolls from The Petite Cook have salmon, purple cabbage, spinach, and carrot pieces inside each spring roll.
The smoky taste and the fresh crunch of sprouts are delicious sandwiched between two pieces of whole-grain bread. This sandwich from Jo Cooks is very healthy and a perfect way to use leftover smoked salmon.
Everyone loves a delicious caesar salad! The soft, ripe avocado and hard-boiled egg are two things that make this salad amazing. This salad from Cafe Delites is perfect for dinner or lunch.
9. Salmon Soup
This salmon soup is also called Lohikeitto. It is a classic Finnish recipe that Food52 has recreated for the modern day. Every bite is full of salmon, carrots, potatoes, and seafood broth.
Salads are one of the best ways to use leftover salmon. Dinner at the Zoo makes an incredible salad with tender, juicy filets. The honey mustard and red wine vinegar dressing is the perfect topping.
11. Salmon Quiche
Recipe Tin Eats has an incredible recipe for salmon quiche. Use pre-made pie crust to make the meal even faster. Both gruyere cheese and dill bring out the flavors of the seafood perfectly. See what else you have in the fridge to add into the mix of eggs, veggies, and seafood.
12. Salmon Burgers
Make salmon burger patties using leftover seafood and herbs. Place the burger on top of the fresh slaw in this Pinch of Yum recipe. You can also serve the salmon patties on burger buns for an easy-to-eat dinner. Salmon burgers will be your favorite food to grill.
The Skinny Taste salmon bowl is full of Asian-inspired ingredients. Pieces of nori, sesame seeds, and daikon radish add wonderful flavors. Make these bowls in advance for a perfect make-ahead meal. This makes meal prep work incredibly easy!
Sweet potato, leftover canned salmon, breadcrumbs, and seasonings are pulsed together to form a smooth dough. Shape the dough into patties and then bake! Try pan-frying this sweet potato fish cake recipe in a little olive oil or coconut oil to give these cakes from Ambitious Kitchen a tropical flair.
Put a Mexican twist on your leftover cooked salmon with this recipe from Closet Cooking. Add chipotle lime sauce to your cooked fish filet to give the quesadillas more flavor. Fresh guacamole is the perfect quesadilla topping.
A juicy, thick filet is the perfect ingredient for a tasty slider. Make this recipe from Damn Delicious using fresh salmon as directed in the recipe. Or, use up your leftover cooked salmon to make the recipe even faster! The chipotle mayo is the perfect topping on these irresistible sliders.
We love the combination of parmesan cheese and spicy salmon mixed into fresh orzo rice. The lemon vinaigrette dressing in this mix from Gimme Some Oven ties the entire dish together.
Make this 5-minute lemon artichoke salsa to dress up your leftover salmon filets. This recipe from Iowa Girl Eats may be quick to make but it is packed with zesty flavors from the capers and minced onions. Add some chopped bell pepper for even more flair.
Creamy salmon salad can be enjoyed on top of some lettuce, eaten as a dip, or scooped up with a fork. The cream sauce made from yogurt ties the whole salad together. This recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen is guaranteed to be one of your favorites.
Use cooked salmon to make this delicious pesto pasta. The green goddess pesto recipe from The Woks of Life is loaded with flavorful, fresh ingredients. Fresh basil, parsley, dill, and chives are all blended together into a sauce. Your taste buds will thank you for this dish!
Salmon, veggies, and quinoa make the perfect lunch. Add some chopped red pepper to the bowl along with your salmon fillets. Seafood and veggies fill every bite of this meal from the Pioneer Woman. This bowl is amazing!
22. Salmon Curry
Chopped salmon fillets are mixed into a curry, coconut milk, and ginger sauce. This meal from Detoxinista is sweet but also quite spicy. Serve the dish over rice or enjoy it like a soup. Add a little more curry seasoning if you like your curry extra spicy.
There are so many incredible ways to use your extra salmon which is packed with protein and other nutrition. Try one of these fantastic dishes to bring your leftover salmon recipes for lunch to life. Let us know which recipe you like best. If you have any creative ways to use extra fish, let us know! We are always looking for exciting new ideas to use our kitchen leftovers.