The Healthy-Haired Chef | Herby Salmon Patties w/ DF Tzatziki

Happy hump day our beautiful #boostbabes! Boy, have we got a great recipe for your eyes (and stomach) to devour on this week's edition of The Healthy-haired Chef. Perfect for a light lunch or made into burgers for dinner, these herby salmon patties are a tastebud sensation. What’s more, they are GF & DF, plus packed with nutrients your hair thrives on. Healthy, strong and shiny hair never looked so delicious! 

Healthy, Herby Salmon Patties 
w/ DF, Zesty, Tzatziki 
GF, DF, LC, 
Paleo, Pescatarian 
Makes 10
Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound fresh salmon (you can use tinned also)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp natural coconut yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Zesty Dill Tzatziki (optional):
  • 1 cup natural coconut yogurt 
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced 
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced 

Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Drizzle the salmon with a tablespoon of olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10-13 minutes, or until just cooked through.
  3. While the salmon is cooking, dice the onion and capsicum.
  4. Chop the fresh dill and parsley.
  5. Remove the salmon from the oven and cool in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  6. While the salmon is cooling, add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan and sauté the onion and capsicum for 6-8 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  7. Use your hands to flake the cooled salmon (removing the skin) into a large mixing bowl.
  8. Add the cooled onion and capsicum along with the dill, parsley, coconut yogurt, mustard, garlic, almond flour and eggs. Combine all ingredients with your hands until well mixed.
  9. Form the salmon mixture into 10 small patties with your hands and place them to the side.
  10. Heat several tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan on medium heat and cook the salmon patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove the salmon patties to a paper towel-lined plate.
  11. Serve the salmon patties with the zesty dill tzatziki.
Lemon Dill Mayonnaise:
  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.

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Finger-licking good, right? If you’re anything like us, we bet you can’t wait to jump into an apron and get cooking asap! But first, we wouldn’t be ‘The Healthy-haired Chef’, if we didn’t dish out (pun intended) all the hair thriving information this recipe boasts. Keep reading to learn how this dish will make your hair just as happy as your belly.

Nutrient

Ingredients 

Hair Benefit

Omega-3

Salmon

Omega3s, an essential micronutrient of fat, are vital to ensuring your hair is elastic and supple all year round. The fatty acid chains in Omega3s are readily absorbed by the body and prevent dry/ flakey scalps.

Protein

Eggs, Almonds, Salmon

Your hair is predominately made up of its own unique protein called Keratin. So, naturally, the hair will thrive off extra protein consumed through the diet, aiding in balancing hair’s moisture and keeping the strength of your locks intact.

Vitamin A

Capsicum, Dill, Parsley

Vitamin A (also known as retinol) is an antioxidant micronutrient that aids in the body’s cell and tissue development.

This development can help the scalp produce healthy sebum to nourish and protect the hair. This also strengthens hair and helps minimise breakage. 

Vitamin E

Almonds

Bursting with antioxidants, this vitamin diminishes the number of free radicals and oxidative stress that cause the hair follicle cells to break down.

This breakdown contributes to hair loss, so ensuring you’re getting enough vitamin E can aid in maintaining hair growth.

Vitamin C

Onion, Capsicum, Lemon

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and key component the body uses to create a protein known as collagen. Collagen is essential for hair health as collagen’s amino acids help strengthen the skin that contains your hair roots and build hair proteins.

Collagen has also been linked in aiding preventive hair effects such as follicle damage and greying.

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Recipe adapted from DOWNSHIFTOLOGY

 


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