Summer is grilling season. Traditional beef burgers are high in saturated fat. Swap the beef for salmon for a fun and healthy twist! Salmon is a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, reducing the risk of heart disease. You can eat these salmon patties plain or on a thin, whole wheat bun. Pair the burger with a side of fresh fruit salad or grilled vegetables. Happy Grilling!

Salmon Burger Recipe

  • Makes 8 burger patties


  • 2 pounds fresh salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal


With knife or food processor, chop salmon into small pieces.

In a large bowl, mix salmon, green onions, garlic, lemon juice, dill together and season to taste.

In another bowl, whisk together egg and egg white and add to salmon mixture.

Using your hands, gently mix the salmon mixture with cereal (mixture will be loose). Form mixture into burgers.

Heat large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side or until salmon flakes with a fork.

Nutritional Info Per Patty

Calories 188; Carbohydrates 7 grams; Fat 6 grams; Protein 25 grams

Terrific Tip: Salmon patties may be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to cook. If grilling, place salmon patties in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes and they will hold together better.