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Salmon Burgers Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Bright and flavorful, these homemade Salmon Burgers are simply divine! Made from scratch with fresh lemon juice, salmon, Dijon mustard, and more, these burgers are easy to make and cooked to perfection.
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  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups Panko bread crumbs divided
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Lemon wedges, tartar sauce, and hot sauce for serving


  • Cut half of the salmon into large chunks, and place into the bowl of a food processor. Add the lemon juice, mayonnaise, and mustard. Process into a paste.
    1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless salmon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    salmon paste in a food processor bowl
  • Dice the remaining salmon and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the green onions, ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and salmon paste from the food processor. Mix gently to combine.
    2 green onions, ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 ¼ cups Panko bread crumbs
    salmon burger mixture before mixing
  • Divide the mixture into four equal mounds and shape into patties. Place the patties on a plate, cover, and chill for 30 minutes (up to 2 hours).
    salmon burger patties on a white plate
  • Spread the remaining 1 cup of breadcrumbs onto a plate. Press both sides of each salmon patty in the breadcrumbs.
    salmon burger patty on a plate with breadcrumbs
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, being sure not to overcook. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Serve on buns or a bed of greens with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, and hot sauce.
    Lemon wedges, tartar sauce, and hot sauce



Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg