16 Best Leftover Salmon Recipes You Need To Try!

If you have some salmon leftovers and don’t want to throw them away, then you’re in the right place! 

We have compiled a list of the best leftover salmon recipes so you never have to throw out perfectly good salmon ever again. From quiche to dips, there are plenty of ways to make the most out of your salmon.

16 Best Leftover Salmon Recipes You Need To Try!

A great thing about salmon is that it is extremely versatile, whether broiled, baked, or grilled, there are a lot of ways to incorporate salmon into your meals. 

From breakfast dishes to dinner meals, below; you will find 16 of the best recipes for leftover salmon.

1. Coconut Curry Salmon

If you’re looking for different ways to spice up your regular salmon recipes, why not try this coconut curry salmon recipe. 

The coconut curry provides a strong taste so you don’t have to worry about any strong salmon flavors. 

For a more filling meal, include some rice to go with it. Alternatively, for a more authentic experience, eat it with naan bread.

2. Salmon Dip

With only simple ingredients such as leftover salmon, green chiles, green onions, cream cheese, and lemon juice, you will have yourself a delicious, summery dip. 

Only requiring 15 minutes, you can whip up this recipe in no time. 

However, it is best served chilled, therefore; leave it in the fridge for at least two hours before serving. 

Whether you use crackers to dip or spread it on a bagel, the choice is yours! Either way, it will be delicious.

3. Leftover Salmon Pasta

If you’re craving pasta but want to use up your leftover salmon, then this is the perfect recipe for you. It’s a triple threat: easy, affordable, and quick – all the things you’d want out of a meal!

You wouldn’t believe that leftover salmon and some tender linguine are transformed into a creamy, rich sauce. There’s no wonder that it makes a perfect combination. 

For an enhanced flavor, add some dill and a drizzle of lemon juice over your pasta to bring out the flavors. 

If you have some fussing children at home, try including some fun-shaped pasta! In no time they’ll be gobbling up their fiber and Omega-3-rich meal.

4. Salmon Cakes

This recipe is sure to satisfy all the members of your household. Made in the shape of a hamburger, both the children and adults of the family will love these salmon cakes. 

Not only do these patties taste delicious, but they are also relatively easy and quick to make!

All you need is your leftover salmon, a few extra ingredients, and your homemade tartar sauce (don’t worry, this is also incredibly easy to make), and you have yourself a delicious meal made from leftovers. 

In each bite, you’ll experience crispy on the outside and soft on the inside textures with big flakes of salmon without the overpowering fishiness. 

There are many different ways you can serve these patties, the choice is yours! Whether you pair it with a side of corn pudding, cucumber salad, or baked beans. These patties go great with an array of sides.

5. Salmon And Eggs Scramble

Whether served day or night, these salmon and eggs scramble makes for an impressive meal, without overdoing it!

While you may associate eggs with breakfast, this recipe does in fact make the perfect ‘brinner’ food (breakfast for dinner!). Don’t knock it until you try it!

Fresh eggs are mixed with citrusy dill and mouth-watering salmon for the perfect combination. To enhance your eggs, try adding a dollop of Greek yogurt.

6. Salmon Caesar Salad

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your regular caesar salads, then try adding some leftover salmon into the mix!

Just remember to include some crunchy croutons, fresh greens, and tasty dressing to finish off. In just under 15 minutes, you’ll have an impressive salad filled with different textures and flavors. 

The great thing about salads is that they are completely customizable, depending on your dietary requirements you can swap in and out ingredients to your requirements.

7. Salmon Spring Rolls

Why not make the most out of your situation and potentially try something new like these Vietnamese-style spring rolls! Be sure to use the finest spices and vegetables for the best results. 

Not only are these spring rolls jam-packed with nutrients but they are also incredibly filling; thanks to the rice vermicelli and salmon inside.

What’s great about these rolls is that they are incredibly versatile so you can include or exclude any vegetables you like or don’t like!

8. Leftover Dill Salmon Sandwiches

If you have some leftover salmon, but not enough to create a whole meal, then why not try this leftover dill salmon sandwich! 

The combination of dill and salmon is such a great combination of flavors that you’ll even enjoy it in a sandwich. 

Pair with some avocado, sprouts, Greek yogurt, and lemon, and you will have created a tasty treat.

9. Salmon Fried Rice

Have some leftover rice (see also ‘26 Simple To Make Leftover Rice Recipes‘) from your last meal? Then make the ultimate leftover dish with this salmon-fried rice recipe (see also ‘38 Delicious Rice Recipes‘). 

With one pan, minimal preparation work, and only a few ingredients, you can create a scrumptious and healthy meal in less than 30 minutes. 

For this recipe, you’ll need Japanese salted salmon. However, don’t worry, as it’s extremely easy to make! The only ingredients you need are salt, sake, and salmon.

Packed with flavors such as eggs, light seasonings, and scallions, this salmon-fried rice will provide you with an authentic Japanese taste. You won’t even realize it’s leftovers!

10. Salmon Soufflé With Herbs

Featuring delicious, flaky salmon in every mouthful, this soufflé is sure to become a regular on your menu. 

Whether served with a traditional tomato soup or with crusty French bread, either way, this is a great way to use up your leftover salmon.

11. Salmon Scalloped Potatoes

Upgrade your usual scalloped potatoes recipe by including salmon. This is a great way to include more flavor while simultaneously using up your leftover salmon. 

All you need to do is layer chunks of salmon among slices of potato, frozen peas, and Swiss or Havarti cheese, then pour on cream and add the finishing touch of parmesan.

Then simply let your oven do its magic!

12. Salmon Chowder

Perfect for those cold, winter days. This salmon chowder is not only creamy and hearty, but it is sure to warm you up from head to toe. 

Made with simple ingredients, you’re sure to find everything you need to make this recipe already in your pantry. You don’t need to worry about rushing to the grocery store and buying more food!

13. Salmon Pasta Salad

A cold salmon pasta makes for a perfect summer meal on the hot, sweltering days when eating hot foods doesn’t seem appealing. 

The best thing? This recipe can be prepared ahead of time to allow all the different flavors to develop. 

This recipe calls for a honey mustard dressing featuring paprika, shallots, bell peppers, Havarti cheese, and chives. 

Enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or both– it’s a great summertime meal when served with bread. 

Adjust the recipe to the different vegetables you have available. The assembly couldn’t be easier! In just a few minutes you’ll have an appetizing meal.

14. Salmon Quiche

Quiche is the perfect meal for experimenting with different foods, textures, and flavors. A great variation of quiche you may have never tried before is salmon quiche!

In no time you’ll have yourself a pastry case packed with cheese, cream, spinach, egg, and, of course, shredded leftover salmon. Essentially, this quiche provides a savory custard which helps to enhance this amazing seafood flavor. 

Use whatever leftover salmon you have left. Whether this is smoked, fresh, or canned salmon (see also ’13 Of The Most Delicious And Simple Canned Salmon Recipes‘), it will all taste amazing. 

You’ll know when the meal is done when the quiche resembles a fluffy and moist appearance with a flaky crust. 

If you’re looking to be even more adventurous, you could try tweaking the recipe by including crab meat (see also our favorite imitation crab recipes) or shrimp.

15. Salmon Nicoise Salad

This salmon Nicoise salad makes for a healthy, elegant meal made from crispy vegetables and leftover salmon. Toss on some blue cheese dressing and add some soft-boiled eggs to complete the meal. 

With its roots in the French city of Nice, this Nicoise salad is a French cuisine staple. Traditionally made with boiled eggs, tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, and olives. For a fancy twist, use leftover salmon instead of tuna. 

You will be left with an impressive but delicious-looking salad, featuring a range of different colors.

16.  Salmon Noodle Casserole

This is the perfect dump-and-bake meal for those uninspired midday meals. With very little effort you can create an indulgent meal. 

Condensed cream of celery soup and cheddar cheese are combined to create a delicious sauce and a layer of buttery, crispy breadcrumbs adds the perfect crunch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Tell If Salmon Has Gone Bad?

When removed from the packaging your salmon should have a mild smell, not any strong sour or ammonia smells.

An obvious tell-tale sign is any discoloration or loose flesh – this would indicate that it has gone bad. 

Final Thoughts

There’s nothing worse than throwing away perfectly good food. Therefore, to help you avoid doing this, we have compiled a list of the best leftover salmon recipes.

From fried rice to salmon cakes, these recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

16 Best Leftover Salmon Recipes You Need To Try!

16 Best Leftover Salmon Recipes You Need To Try!

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There are so many things you can do with leftover salmon; they make a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. Find out more here!

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