Grilled Salmon Burgers


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Grilled Salmon Burgers

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Bun topped with creamy sauce, arugula, salmon burger, sliced tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers with fresh lemon wedges as garnish

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This is the kind of recipe that will change the way you think about salmon. And burgers.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
Salmon Burgers
1 ½ lbs.boneless, skinless salmon, chopped, divided
1 tbsp.Dijon mustard
2 tbsp.chives, finely chopped
¼ c.Hy-Vee whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tsp.garlic, minced
½ tsp.Hy-Vee paprika
½ tsp.Hy-Vee crushed red pepper
Hy-Vee nonstick olive oil cooking spray
¼ tsp.Hy-Vee Hickory House Ooh La La seafood seasoning, optional
4Hy-Vee whole wheat buns, split
Arugula, for serving
½English cucumber, thinly sliced for serving
1beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced for serving
Lemon halves, for serving
Light Tartar Sauce
c.light mayonnaise
1 tbsp.dill pickles
¼ c.roasted red peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp.capers, chopped
1 tbsp.fresh lemon juice

Things To Grab

  • Food processor
  • Tray or baking sheet
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Small bowl


  1. Process 6 oz. salmon and the mustard in a food processor for 15 seconds or until nearly smooth. Add remaining salmon, chives, bread crumbs, garlic, paprika and crushed red pepper; pulse until salmon is chopped and ingredients are combined.
  2. Shape mixture into four patties and transfer to a tray; chill, covered, 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Coat grate with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Season patties with seafood seasoning, if desired. Lightly coat patties with olive oil cooking spray. Grill 8 minutes or until firm and cooked through, turning once.
  5. Light Tartar Sauce Stir together 2/3 cup light mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. finely chopped dill pickles, 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted red peppers, 1 tsp. chopped capers, 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley and 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice in a small bowl.
  6. Top bun bottoms with Light Tartar Sauce, salmon patty, arugula, cucumber and tomato. Top with bun tops. Serve with grilled lemon halves.

Nutrition facts


510 Calories per serving
1 burger

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 910mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 39g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 25%
Iron 20%
Calcium 10%

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Balance July 2017