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Salmon Burgers

Serve these burgers over a bed of greens or tucked into a crisp lettuce wrap. Top with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a dollop of Avocado Garlic Sauce.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Whole30

Ingredients

Salmon Burgers:

  • 12 oz. wild-caught salmon, baked and chopped 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced  (~2 Tbsp.) + ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 small shallot, minced (may substitute 2 cloves garlic, minced)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped (may substitute 1 tsp. dried dill)
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil or ghee/clarified butter

For the Avocado Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 medium avocado, halved and pit removed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill (may substitute 1 tsp. dried dill)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Instructions

For the burgers:

  1. Combine all of the salmon burger ingredients, except the coconut oil, in a large bowl and mix well. If mixture is pretty wet, add additional almond flour 1 Tbsp. at a time.
  2. Form into 6-8 patties. Patties easily fall apart until they are cooked. Handle with caution.
  3. Heat coconut oil on a griddle or pan to medium-high heat.
  4. Once hot (oil must be hot), carefully add burgers to pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Patties should sizzle when added to pan.
  5. To serve, top with 1-2 Tbsp. avocado garlic sauce and tuck into a lettuce wrap if you wish.

For the Avocado Garlic Sauce:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients and process until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 servings (2 burgers)
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 24 g