|December 9, 2020

Keto Fish Cakes with Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Keto Fish Cakes with Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce

Fish cakes recipe & content provided by Jordan Pie

Move over, chicken nuggets: Fish cakes make the perfect keto-friendly appetizer or weeknight dinner, and only take a few minutes to prepare. This recipe is filled with fragrant herbs and bright flavor — but to get it right, you need high-quality ingredients.

For the best fish cakes, use a white fish with firm flesh like bream, haddock, catfish, pollock, or pacific sole. These fish are low in mercury, and getting wild-caught filets will boost the nutrient profile of your fish cakes while adding delicious flavor. Just make sure you remove the bones!

Serve these golden brown fish cakes with the avocado lemon cream dipping sauce to add refreshing creaminess to this dish. If you have dipping sauce left over, store it in a glass container in your fridge and use it to top eggs, salad, or toasted collagen bread.

Enjoy every herby, buttery bite: These fish cakes serve up savory flavor with a creamy avocado lemon dipping sauce. (Keto, paleo, Whole30)

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Keto Fish Cakes with Avocado Lemon Dipping Sauce


Start to Finish: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound raw white boneless fish (preferably local and wild caught)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or grass-fed ghee for frying
  • Neutral oil for greasing your hands, such as avocado oil

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a food processor, add fish, herbs, garlic (if using), salt, chili, and fish. Blitz until everything is combined evenly.
  2. In a large frying pan on medium-high heat, add coconut oil or ghee and swirl the pan to coat.
  3. Oil your hands and roll the fish mixture into 6 patties.
  4. Add cakes to the heated frying pan. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. While fish cakes are cooking, add all dipping sauce ingredients (starting lemon juice) to a small food processor or blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Taste the mixture and add more lemon juice or salt if desired.
  6. When fish cakes are cooked, serve warm with dipping sauce.

Serves: 6

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 69
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Carbs: 2.7g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Net Carbs: .6g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Potassium: 167mg
  • Vitamin D: 1mcg
  • Calcium: 6mg
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