by Olena

Salmon Burger Recipe

by Olena

Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!

I have updated pictures and Alex made a video for our healthy salmon burger recipe. And it is to die for! Like those wild salmon burgers from Costco but even better. The best part that homemade burgers contain all ingredients I have control over.

Not that Costco salmon burgers are the worst, they are not. In fact, let’s face it – we all gotta eat, at the end of the day. If you are a mom you need to have a backup plan which is pre-cooked meals in a freezer. So, I found those burgers made with wild salmon, processed in China and fried in GMO canola oil were one of my back up plans (check our my complete Costco shopping list).

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Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!

Now, one secret ingredient replaces the breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and meat go further. I used red lentils. Salmon is pricey, not to mention red lentils are the same colour as salmon. You can barely taste lentils, I promise. Your kids will not notice but will lick the plates.

Enjoy the salmon burgers!

How to Make Salmon Burger Recipe

  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. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  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. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  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. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  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. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  5. Carefully flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining mixture, cooking in batches and adding more oil. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  6. In the meanwhile, prepare Mango Slaw. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
  7. To serve, place warm salmon patty on a bun or lettuce leaves (my choice) and top with a slaw. Or serve “naked”. Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!
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Salmon Burger Recipe

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Easy and healthy Salmon Burger Recipe with fresh salmon and crunchy mango slaw. One secret ingredient replaces breadcrumbs to make burgers gluten free and cheaper. Your kids will lick the plates!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 patties

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.

 

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.