Salmon Burger Recipe

This salmon burger recipe only has simple steps and inexpensive ingredients. Give it a try for an effortless meal that tastes divine.

  • PREP TIME 15 mins
  • COOK TIME 15 mins
  • TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Course: Main CourseCuisine: Global
Keyword: How to make salmon burger, Salmon Burger, Salmon Burger Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 445 kcal

Ingredients (20)

  • 17 oz skinless boneless salmon roughly chopped
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 0.50 oz scallions chopped
  • 0.50 oz cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.25 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 0.50 tsp paprika
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice divided
  • 2.50 tbsp unsalted butter divided into 1 and 1 1/2
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 0.50 cup sour cream
  • 0.50 oz parsley chopped
  • 0.50 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 oz baby arugula
  • 1 oz red onion sliced
  • 4 oz tomato sliced


Add chopped salmon into a food processor and pulse it several times. Scrape down the sides and repeat the process 3-4 times. We want a mixture with bits of fish instead of a mushy paste.

Dump the mixture into a bowl and, with a spatula, mix in the egg, mustard, scallions, cilantro, garlic powder, coriander powder, paprika, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, and 1/2 tsp lemon juice.


Wet your hands and form 4 patties. Place the patties onto a wide surface, such as a large cutting board or baking sheet.


In that same pan, melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter and sear the patties for 5 minutes on each side. Take them out and place them onto a large, flat dish.


In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, parsley, garlic, and the remaining lemon juice.


Melt the remaining butter in a grilling pan over medium heat. Sear the buns for 2 minutes or until they are charred a bit. Take them out of the pan.

Assemble the burgers: bottom bun, arugula, tomato slices, red onion slices, the patty, sauce, and the top bun. Serve these burgers right away!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1329IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg