Healthy In A Hurry: Salmon Burgers


Spring is here, and summer’s right around the corner. When it comes to cooking, that usually means more time grilling out instead of cooking inside on the stove. This recipe has become a favorite at my house. It’s really easy to make – you can get it done in 30 minutes from start to finish – and you’ll have a healthy meal on the table that everyone will enjoy.

I’ve included a link at the end of this post, so you can download the recipe and add it to your recipe collection. If your husband is anything like mine, he’ll be glad for something new to try on the grill! 🙂

Salmon Burgers


1 cup broken herb-seasoned crackers

1 lb. skinless, boneless salmon fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 egg

1 T. honey mustard (you can also use Dijon mustard if you prefer that flavor)

4 whole grain buns (or reduce the carbs and calories by using whole wheat bread)

sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, lettuce (or any other favorite veggie burger toppings)


1. In food processor, place crackers. Cover and process until coarsely ground. Add half of the salmon, the egg, and the mustard. Cover and process until salmon is ground and mixture is thoroughly combined. Empty mixture into a bowl.

2. Put remaining salmon in food processor. Cover and pulse with several on/off turns until salmon is coarsely chopped. Return salmon/cracker/egg mixture to processor, cover and process until fully combined.

3. With damp hands, shape mixture into four patties.

4. Grill directly on a greased grill rack over medium heat three minutes per side or until cooked through. Grill buns, cut side down, the last 1-2 minutes of grilling.

5. Serve salmon burgers on buns with veggie toppings. Makes 4 large servings.

This is another recipe that you can tweak a bit in order to work with your family’s tastes depending on which veggies they prefer. I love this burger with just avocado, lettuce, and a little mustard. It’s also really good without any bun at all. The burgers reheat really well too, so don’t worry if you have leftovers – they’ll make a great lunch for tomorrow!

If you stack enough veggies on your burger, you’ll have a complete balanced meal in this one dish. Otherwise, just add a little side salad, and you’re set. Enjoy!

Download the recipe here: One Move Forward’s Healthy In A Hurry Salmon Burgers

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Healthy In A Hurry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This looks and sounds delicious. If I had a food processor, I'd be printing this off and sticking it on my fridge to BBQ on a warm spring day. I assume it would work on the BBQ?

    • Yes! We always grill it outside on the BBQ. You don't need a food processor. You can ground the crackers yourself – just put them between wax paper and use a rolling pin to crush them. You'll also have to cut the salmon much smaller, and then just mix it all together. It will work just fine! 🙂

  2. Awesomeness! I will be trying this ( When the rain stops) and sharing 🙂

  3. Thanks Nisha! I haven't had a salmon burger in years. My mom used to make them, but I don't think she ever used a recipe because I've never been able to find one in her books. I will definitely be trying these. 🙂

  4. Oh My this looks delicious!!! I will make this for sure!

  5. omg, my SO would love these!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  6. Oooh – We changed our diet to vegan/no oils 6 months ago so I can't eat burgers like that anymore…boo! When I did eat salmon burgers, we used to go to this great restaurant that made them and they added a pesto sauce and blackened the salmon – it was scrumptious!

  7. OH MY – that makes my mouth water (hadn't had lunch yet)…GREAT POST with an AWESOME recipe Nisha!

  8. Thanks Nisha, although we are vegetarian, this looks like a great one to share with my brother-in-law. He's a good cook and is especially happy at the grill!

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  10. These look so fantastic! I haven’t had much luck with fish burgers – I’ve made salmon and tuna burgers before and both have fallen to pieces, leaving me with more of a salmon/tuna salad. I’ll definitely give these a try, though!

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