aaThe great thing about canned salmon is that it’s a cheaper and more convenient alternative to fresh or frozen salmon. But the question remains –  how do you turn this healthy yet slightly underwhelming mishmash of fish into a delicious dish? Well, we have an answer! Try this recipe when you need to make a quick meal or snack for yourself or your family.

Salmon Melt
  makes 3 servings


  Butter or oil
  ½ small white onion, chopped
  3 slices whole grain bread
  About 7.5 ounces canned salmon (choose wild salmon if possible)
  2 tablespoons mayonnaise or plain yogurt
  ½ tablespoon mustard
  ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  Salt and pepper, to taste
  ½ cup cheese of choice, shredded



  1. Melt ½ tablespoon of butter or oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, until softened. Remove onion from skillet.
  2. Add a little bit of butter or oil to the skillet and start toasting the pieces of bread (flip after a few minutes).
  3. While bread is toasting, rinse off the can of salmon with water. Open can and drain the salmon to get rid of the liquid in the can.
  4. Use a fork to mash and mix the salmon with mayonnaise (or yogurt), cooked onion, mustard, and lemon juice. Taste mixture and add salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Turn heat down to low. Distribute the salmon mixture evenly over the toasted slices of bread. Top with cheese. Cover skillet with a lid and heat until the cheese melts.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Note: You can toast the bread in a toaster or in the oven instead. An oven will also work for melting the cheese on top!

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