Juicy Salmon Burgers

By Kristin MacDonald


Makes: 4 burgers
Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon fillet
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup tartar sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns


Remove skin from salmon fillet: With a sharp knife, cut a small corner of the skin away from the flesh. Then, gently pull and slice off remaining skin, trying to keep as much flesh intact to make the burgers. Discard skin; coarsely chop salmon.

Heat gas grill to medium-high or coals in charcoal grill to medium hot. Transfer salmon to a food processor, along with scallions, 1 tablespoon of the dill, the lemon zest, panko, salt and pepper. Pulse until salmon is the consistency of ground beef but still has some shape. Do not overprocess.

Form mixture into 4 patties, each about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Coat patties with nonstick cooking spray. Grill patties 5 minutes. Flip over and continue to grill another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir remaining tablespoon of the dill into tartar sauce. Divide lettuce evenly among buns. Top each with a burger patty and 1 tablespoon tartar sauce. 


Servings Per Recipe: 4 

PER SERVING: 485 cal., 18 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 95 mg chol., 720 mg sodium, 42 g carb. (6 g fiber), 39 g pro

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