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Grilled salmon burger patty on a bun with toppings.
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Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers make a great alternative to beef burgers. Made with only a few ingredients, they're nutrient-dense, protein-packed, and fun for summer grilling!
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Bun lettuce and tartar sauce for serving


  • Finely chop half the salmon and set aside. Cut the other half salmon into large-sized chunks, and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Add the greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and lemon zest and blend, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary, until the mixture becomes pasty.
  • Remove the blade from the food processor. Fold in the reserved chopped salmon along with the green onions, dill, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape into four burger patties.
  • Heat a grill to medium and brush the grates with oil or heat olive oil on medium heat in a large nonstick skillet or grill pan. Cook the salmon burgers for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once.
  • Serve on burger buns with tartar sauce and lettuce, if desired.



Nutritional label is for the salmon patty only and does not include toppings or bun. 
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 4 days in the fridge.
Freezing Instructions: You can also freeze patties before or after cooking for up to 3 months. To freeze, stack them between wax or parchment paper in a freezer-safe container. Alternatively, you can freeze them on a baking sheet, then place them all together in a ziplock bag. To re-heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop or microwave.
Equipment: I use the Kitchen Aid 7-Cup Food processor to make the salmon patties. It has a high and low pulse speed so you can blend the salmon well to stay put when forming the patties.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use all-purpose flour. 
  • To make it gluten-free, you can use quick oats, almond flour or panko breadcrumbs.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg