by Olena

Healthy Salmon Burgers (Video)

by Olena

5 from 2 reviews

Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burger Recipe

I have updated pictures and Alex made a video for these healthy salmon burgers. And they are to die for! Juicy, meaty and packed with flavor.

Like those wild salmon burgers from Costco but even better. The best part that homemade salmon burgers contain all ingredients I have control over.

Ingredients for Salmon Burgers

Now. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make this salmon burger recipe gluten free and meat go further. We all agree that salmon is expensive. I used red lentils. They are same orange color and you can barely taste lentils, I promise. Your kids will not notice but will lick the plates.

Other ingredients include: egg, onion, garlic and simple spices.

salmon burger toppings

Salmon Burger Toppings:

I think the best topping is this sweet and juicy mango slaw. It comes together in minutes that you can prepare while salmon burgers are cooking. You can serve burger on a bed of slaw or on a bun.

Other fun and tasty topping ideas would be salsa guacamole, healthy ranch dressing or Hawaiian bbq sauce.

How to Cook Healthy Salmon Burgers

  1. Cook red lentils and grind salmon fillet, onion and garlic in a food processor.how to cook salmon burgers
  2. Add to large mixing bowl along with cooked lentils, egg, Dijon mustard, parsley, salt and pepper. Then mix well using your hands.how to make salmon burgers
  3. Pack 1/2 cup measuring cup with salmon mixture, using your hands form into a patty and place carefully on a skillet. Cook for 4 minutes per side. Prepare mango slaw.salmon burgers and slaw
  4. To serve, place warm salmon patty on a bun or lettuce leaves (my choice) and top with a slaw. Or serve “naked”.

Can Burgers Be Grilled?

I’m pretty sure you could grill salmon burgers if you handle them gently, clean and oil grill well or use a grilling silicone mat.

What Is the Best Salmon to Use?

I recommend using only wild salmon. I know it’s not cheap. See, that’s why red lentils come to the rescue. I used sockeye salmon. Use any wild species like pink (the cheapest one), coho, spring etc.

Avoid farmed Atlantic salmon. Yes, if you see “Atlantic” on the package, it is farmed. Run away as fast as you with a shopping cart!

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Salmon Burgers

5 from 2 reviews

Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with crunchy mango slaw and one secret ingredient to replace breadcrumbs and stretch teh meat. Your kids will lick the plates!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 patties 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red lentils, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 lbs salmon fillet, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, cubed
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 10 whole wheat burger buns and/or lettuce leaves
  • Mango slaw

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, add lentils and water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In the meanwhile, add salmon to a food processor and pulse a few times until it has finely chopped texture. Do not over process into fine mush. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add onion and garlic to a food processor; process until pureed, stopping and scraping the sides of the bowl. Transfer to a bowl with salmon along with cooked lentils, egg, Dijon mustard, parsley, salt and pepper. Then mix well using your hands.
  4. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl about 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Pack 1/2 cup measuring cup with salmon mixture, using your hands form into a patty and place carefully on a skillet. Add as many patties as skillet can fit and cook for 4 minutes or until white edges appear. Carefully flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining mixture, cooking in batches and adding more oil.
  5. In the meanwhile, prepare Mango Slaw.
  6. To serve, place warm salmon patty on a bun or lettuce leaves (my choice) and top with a slaw.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Freeze: Lay patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze completely and transfer to a large Ziploc bag. Cook from frozen following recipe’s instructions + 5 minutes.

Notes

I used sockeye salmon. Use any wild species like pink (the cheapest one), coho, spring etc. Avoid farmed (Atlantic) salmon.

I’m pretty sure you could grill salmon burgers if you handle them gently, clean and oil grill well or use a grilling silicone mat.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

 

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I wanted to grill the burgers and tried the grill sheet as suggested. I also have a cast iron griddle on my grill so I put half on each. The cast iron griddle worked best. The grill shee cooked and left the grill marks but took twice as long. The Mango Slaw was a great accominement dish. Wow.. Great burgers. Somehow I got crossed on the recipe and only used 1 pound of salmon instead of 2 and it still came out great.

    1. Yes, grill mats increase cooking time but make sure food doesn’t stick or falls apart. Glad this recipe worked so well for you, even with less salmon.

  2. This salmon burger recipe is the best I have ever tried! I would never think to use lentils! Thank you!

  3. I’ve been looking for a good salmon burger recipe. This looks great! But I can’t eat lentils, I just don’t digest them well. Can I just leave them out? Or do they help bind the burger? Thanks!

  4. Olena
    These were very good and tasty. We used canned salmon and had to add crackers to it to hold together since we put in processor. Did not need eggs, moist enough. Cole slaw was very good too. Next time we will not put in processor at all.

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