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fresh salmon burger sliced in half on a plate

Fresh Salmon Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 655kcal
Author: Meiko Temple


Whipped Feta

  • 1 6-oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons crema or sour cream
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Salmon Burgers

  • 1 1/4 lb salmon boneless, skinless, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 scallion greens chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • avocado or olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 buns toasted
  • desired toppings - optional - butter lettuce red onion, whipped feta, tomato, avocado


To make whipped feta:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides when necessary, until feta is super creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.

To make salmon burgers stovetop:

  • To a food processor add ⅓ of the chopped salmon with the mayonnaise and mustard and pulse 8-10 times or until the texture looks similar to ground beef. Add remaining chopped salmon, pulse 3-4 times. You should see assorted textures.
  • Dump the mixture into a bowl and, with a spatula, fold in the breadcrumbs, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper, black pepper, kosher salt, smoked paprika, celery seed, and lemon juice.
  • Divide mixture into four patties. Mold, transfer to a sheet pan and cover in plastic wrap. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes (see notes).
  • Heavily spray grill pan or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Sear the patties for 5 minutes on each side. 

  • Spread whipped feta over toasted buns and top with salmon burgers. Continue to assemble with your favorite toppings like butter lettuce, red onion, whipped feta, tomato. Serve right away.
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  1. Pro Tips For Making Salmon Burger Patties
    1. Pulse 4-5 times in 1-second bursts
    2. Wet hands before molding burger patties to keep from sticking
    3. To make the patties the same shape and size use a cookie cutter as a mold
  2. To grill salmon burgers: 
    1. Allow burgers patties to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking
    2. Spray both sides of burgers with cooking spray and add directly over high heat on grill. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees Fahrenheit.


Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1338mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 13mg


Meat Thermometer
Cast Iron Grill Pan - 12 inch
Food processor - small - 3 cup

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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