These Fresh and Easy Salmon Burgers are made with simple ingredients and come together quickly! They can be made in a skillet, on a grill or in your Air Fryer!
We love our salmon around here and will eat it any way we can get it. Feta and Herb Crusted Salmon is a fave with well over a million views. And our Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa is another healthy salmon recipe.
One thing we don’t love? Tons of work to get to a good meal. That’s one reason we love this recipe! Simple ingredients all mooshed up together with big big flavor!
What you need to make Easy and Healthy Salmon Burgers:
- about 20 ounces of skinless, uncooked salmon fillet
- green onions
- dijon mustard
- panko crumbs
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Thats a pretty short list for something so yummy and healthy!
We start by rough chopping about 3/4 of the salmon. The rest we will put in either a food processor or even a blender (in a pinch) to make a fine almost paste like consistency. This is going to work as the binder along with the bread crumbs to hold the burger together.
Mix in the remaining ingredients and shape into 4 equal patties and your done!
PRO TIP: chill in the refridgerator for 15 minutes or so to firm them up before cooking.
Air Fryer Instructions for Healthy Salmon Burgers:
- 390 degrees for about 12 minutes, turning once during cooking. Optimal interenal temp for fish is 145 degrees.
What should I serve these burgers with?
- with or without your favorite bun.
- with Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard
- with Pickled Onions
- Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad – A delicious low carb salad!
- put anything on these burgers you love on your regular burger! Pickles, lettuce, tomato slices, mayo and mustard!
A few more of our burger recipes you might enjoy:
Greek Chicken Burgers – all the greek flavors you love in a ground chicken or turkey burger!
Chicken Avocado Burgers – chunks of avocado mixed right into the burger!
Tropical Salmon Burgers – a twist on this same burger
To Fast, Fresh and Healthy Dinners!
Kathi and Rachel
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Easy and Fresh Salmon Burgers
- 20 ounces salmon fillet skinless and uncooked
- 1/2 cup Panko style bread crumbs or regular bread crumbs
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Rough chop 3/4 of the salmon. Process remaining salmon in a food processor or blender until almost paste like.
- Add salmon and remaining ingredients to bowl and combine.
- Form into 4 patties.
- Chill for 15 minutes in refridgerator before cooking.
- Heat skillet, grill or air fryer to about 390-400 degrees.
- Cook 4 minutes on each side or until completely cooked through and center feels slightly firm. Internal temp should be 145 degrees.
Sharon K says
This is a great gluten free, egg free recipe. I used gluten free breadcrumbs. I sautéed red pepper and shallots, Dijon and instead of salt and pepper, I used 1 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning. Refrigerated for 45 minutes after forming the patties. and then cooked in a pan with avocado oil. Served with a sweet chili sauce. Easy and tasty recipe!
Kathi & Rachel says
Hi Sharon – So glad you loved it! Thanks for the 5 stars and for taking the time to leave such a nice note!
Luna Regina says
I love anything burgers. Salmon burgers are such a great idea, and I love the simplicity of this recipe.
Pamela Posey says
I have made these two times and they are yummy! I used flavored bread crumbs and I love them! So easy and fast. I agree they fall apart a little so maybe add another egg for moisture.
So glad you love them Pamela!
How many calories are in this?
Kathi @ LaughingSpatula.com says
Hi Nina – we have been going through and updating all the nutrition information for all 350 recipes! yikes! I have updated this one for you. Please take a look…you can see all our healthy burgers HERE! https://laughingspatula.com/?s=burgers
I made these last night for dinner and they were really excellent. I followed the recipe exactly re: ingredients but I changed up the technique just a wee bit. Once I formed the patties, I was afraid they would fall apart on the grill. Maybe I didn’t mince the salmon fine enough. Anyway, I took one of the burgers and whizzed it about in the food processor then reformed the patties. The processed salmon provided a little sticking power and they grilled up perfectly. I’ll be making these again. Also, I asked the fish monger to remove the skin for me = time saver!
Kathi @ LaughingSpatula.com says
Hi Sarah! Super great idea and I am so glad you loved these!
I’m not a salmon fan, but my husband loves it, and my freezer is full of red salmon(we live in Alaska) anyways, since I don’t eat it, I’ve never cooked it.. so please excuse the silly question.. but what about the bones? And Is this recipe using red salmon?
Magnific hamburguer fish, delicious, congratulations
Emily Johnson says
How many does this recipe make?
Kathi Kirk says
I like them big so I get 3 out of a pound but you could get 4 1/4 pounders if you prefer.
Great recipe! Have you ever frozen extra burgers? wondering if it’s worth trying since I have more salmon than I need to make these…
Kathi Kirk says
Hi Kara – I have not tried freezing these so not sure how they would hold up. Would probably depend on if the salmon had been fresh or previously frozen. My opinion would be that they would freeze up well. Glad you like them, let me know if you give it a try!
I freeze them all the time and they come out great. I don’t even thaw them before I put them on the grill. I take them out just a few minutes before cooking.
Anne|Craving Something Healthy says
This (and all of your burgers) looks so yummy! I eat a lot of salmon, but have never thought to make a burger out of it. I feel a recipe idea coming on…. Thanks!
Kathi, that looks like a super delicious salmon burger! A few years ago I tried those frozen salmon burgers and they didn’t go over with us too well. This looks so good I’m inspired to try making my own. Thanks 🙂
My family loves salmon! So I’m always on the lookout for a good salmon recipe and these look fantastic. Plus the weather is finally getting nice enough for us to get back out and grill some!
Kathi Kirk says
Hi Amy, I grill on my grill pan indoors most of the time. Seattle…need I say more! Thanks for your note!