Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and now seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.

HIP’s volunteers and staff are back at North Helpline Food Bank each week, showing how to make healthy dishes easy and delicious. Check back here on The HIP Stockpot for new recipes each week.

Salmon Melt
Makes 2 Servings

Sometimes, you just don’t know what to do with canned salmon. The great thing about it is that it’s a cheaper and more convenient alternative to fresh or frozen salmon. Try this recipe when you need to make a quick meal or snack for yourself or your family.

1 can of salmon
2 T of mayonnaise or plain yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup cheese of choice
4 slices of bread
salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse off the can of salmon with water. Drain the salmon to get rid of the liquid in the can.
  2. Pour a little bit of oil into the skillet and start toasting one side of the bread. While bread is toasting, use a fork, mash and mix the salmon with mayonnaise (or yogurt), lemon juice, and pepper.
  3. Taste mixture and add salt if needed.
  4.  Turn heat down to low. Spoon ½ of the salmon mixture onto 2 toasted bread pieces. Top with cheese. Cover skillet with a lid and heat until the cheese melts. Place the remaining slices of bread on top of the sandwich and toast until lightly brown. Flip and toast the other side.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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