Crazy Good Grilled Salmon Burger

Crazy Good Grilled Salmon Burger

This is a crazy good alternative to beef and turkey burgers! Make these salmon burgers ahead of time and refrigerate them up to 8 hours for simple meal prep. Sprinkle with fresh dill and cilantro for tangy seasoning! They’re great with sweet potato fries.



23 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 pound skinless salmon portions (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon each lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 8 Napa Cabbage leaves
  • tomato slices
  • chive aioli

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium (375º- 425º). In a food processor, add red onion and bell pepper. Pulse 2-3 times. Add salmon, panko, egg, lemon juice and zest, mustard, salt and pepper. Pulse about 12 times or until ingredients are fully incorporated. Salmon should not be too finely chopped.

Step 2

Divide and shape into four equal-size patties (about 1 inch thick). Let rest 5 minutes. Place on grill and cook 4 minutes then flip. Grill 3-4 more minutes. Remove from grill, tent with aluminum foil and let rest 5 minutes.

Step 3

To serve, place salmon patty on a Napa Cabbage leaf. Top with tomato slice, dollop of chive aioli and a second cabbage leaf.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.