Thanks Van’s Foods for sponsoring this post and helping me create flavorful Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

Time to expand your horizons- the classic meatball gets a major makeover! In place of ground beef and Italian seasonings, fresh wild-caught salmon combined with latin flavors results in the most delicious Southwestern Salmon Croquettes. Top them off with a Creamy Chipotle Sauce and it just doesn’t get much better!

Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)

 

These Southwestern Salmon Croquettes are literally bursting with delicious Latin flavors and have the perfect kick of heat without being too spicey. They work well with a variety of sides from serving atop a gorgeous salad or along with Spanish rice and beans.

Southwestern Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)

Soft, savory and gluten-free- Southwestern Chipotle Croquettes could not be easier to make. Start by grinding raw wild-caught Alaskan salmon in a food processor and then mix it with all other ingredients. The secret to incredibly tasty meatballs is using Van’s Lots of Everything crackers instead of breadcrumbs. After grinding your salmon, simply crumble the crackers using your food processor.

Southwestern Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)

Van’s Lots of Everything Crackers are so tasty with a lovely crunch, and also provide 16 grams of whole grains per serving without any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Not only did they work wonderfully in these Southwestern Chipotle Croquettes, but they were also pretty delicious dipped into the Creamy Chipotle Sauce. And I love that they keep this dish nutritious and gluten-free. In addition to Van’s delicious and nutritious gluten-free crackers, the brand also makes tasty waffles, granola, snack bars, and even pasta sides that are certified gluten-free.

Southwestern Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)

This meal is top-notch. You MUST try. It looks fancy, but it is so super easy and pretty quick too. These salmon croquettes are bound to become a signature meal for your family. They’re:

Protein-packed
So satisfying
Warm
Savory
Tender on the inside
Firm with a crust on the outside
Fresh
And bursting with flavor!

Southwestern Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)
Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)
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Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 222
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.7g38%
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Cholesterol 63.8mg21%
Sodium 838.4mg36%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 4.2g18%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 27.1g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:13 croquettes and 5, 1/4 cup servings of sauce
Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
 
Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)
Ingredients
  • The Croquettes:
  • 1 lb. skinless salmon cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
  • 1 small chipotle pepper in adobo sauce canned and minced
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Van's Foods Everything Crackers crushed into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 egg white from large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • The Sauce:
  • 1 small chipotle pepper in adobo sauce canned
  • 1 5.3 oz container fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large avocado seeded and removed from peel
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 5 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place the salmon in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. To the salmon add chipotle sauce, pepper, cracker crumbs, cilantro, egg white, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  4. Using a 2 tablespoon portions of the salmon mixture, form croquettes by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the croquettes on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  5. Bake until the croquettes are firm to the touch and cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Serve the croquettes with the chipotle sauce.
  7. While meatballs are baking, in the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the chipotle pepper, yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice, water and seasonings. Blend until smooth.
Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main
Cuisine: Spanish

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Southwestern Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce- a delicious, flavorful twist on the classic meatball with the perfect kick of spice! (gluten free and healthy)

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