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Zesty Salmon Burgers

Per Serving

Zesty Salmon Burgers

Makes: 4
Serving Size: 1 burger
Calories 265
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 310 mg
Protein 27 g
Choices: Carbohydrate 0.5, Lean meat 4, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 minute


2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lb. skinned salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
dash Old Bay seasoning
1/4 cup nonfat mayonnaise
1 tsp. small capers
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
4 (1-oz.) whole wheat hamburger buns (optional, not included in nutritional analysis)
4 thin tomato slices
4lettuce leaves


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the mixture to a bowl.
  2. Add the salmon to a food processor, and pulse just until coarsely chopped. Add to the sautéed vegetables.
  3. Add the mustard, bread crumbs, and Old Bay seasoning, and mix well. Shape into 4 (3/4-inch) patties.
  4. Coat the rack of an outdoor grill with cooking spray. Bring the grill up to medium-high heat. Add the salmon patties, and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce.
  6. Serve the salmon burgers (with or without the buns) with some of the sauce drizzled on top and a slice of tomato and lettuce. (Alternately, sauce, tomato, and lettuce can be served alongside.)

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