Salmon Burgers

The salmon burger is probably one of my favourite meals I love to make at home. Mainly because they are simple to prepare and can accompany a quick salad or steamed or roasted vegetables very quickly after I finish work.  I often serve them with oven roasted sweet potato or a salad made from shaved fennel, rocket, lemon and cold pressed olive oil. These burgers are featured in Purely Delicious the cookbook.

What’s great about them:
Salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory to the body and critical for good health. Omega 3′s are essential fats that must be obtained from our diet. Omega-3s support the body’s health in every way and are vital in the fight against diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Omega 3′s also help to lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure, nourish the immune system and reduce symptoms of arthritis and depression. Another great thing about these burgers is that it’s a great source of quality protein that can help build and repair the body, nourish your immune system as well as sustain lean muscle.

500 g (1 lb  2oz)  fresh raw skinless and boneless salmon fillet, chopped
1 small bunch chopped parsley
2 spring onions (scallions), sliced
zest and juice from 1 lemon
good grind of pepper and a little sea salt
1 organic egg
50 g (1  3/4 oz / 1/2 cup) almond meal to coat (optional)

Combine the salmon, spring onion, parsley, lemon zest, juice, egg and a little salt and pepper into a food processor.
Process until just combined.
Remove and shape into 8 burgers.
Coat them lightly in almond meal if using and rest in the fridge for 15 minutes to help them firm up.
Cook the burgers in a pan over a low – medium heat with a splash of olive oil until crisp, golden and cooked through.
Serve with your choice of steamed greens, roasted sweet potato or leafy greens.
Makes 8 burgers.
Serves 4

Notes + Inspiration
These burgers keep for 2 – 3 days in the fridge after cooking. They are also delicious thrown into your lunch time salad for an added protein hit.


185 g (61/2 oz) tin wild salmon drained
1 organic egg
1 spring onion, sliced
1 tablespoon parsely, chopped

Combine the salmon, egg, parsley and spring onion, then season with freshly ground black pepper. Have a look at your mix and test cook a batch to see it holds together when cooked. Add another egg if needed.
Place spoonfuls of the salmon mixture into a pan and cook over a medium heat with a splash of olive oil for 1 – 2 minutes each side until golden.


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17 Responses to “Salmon Burgers”
  1. Natalie says:

    Sounds lovely, what do you suggest as an alternate to egg as a binder? I’m allergic to eggs. Thank you.

    • The egg in the recipe makes a lighter buger – however if you have an egg allergy, just skip that ingredient because the salmon is raw, there will be enough protein for the salmon to bind when cooked. Let me know how you go :) x

  2. Angelique says:

    Hi Teresa,
    Can I freeze these?

  3. Sal says:

    Can’t wait to make these tonight. Thank you for sharing all your lovely recipes!

  4. Mj says:

    Made these last night, I did use almond meal and they were great- thanks for the recipe, very nice!

  5. sharon fernandez says:

    My fiance just made these for me with roasted veges just delicious!!!!!!:) great recipe

  6. Georgi says:

    These are absolutely delicious! My husband even loved them! I served them with your Kale salad and it was divine. Thanks Teresa!

  7. Kim says:

    Hi Teresa

    Made the Salmon Burgers tonite. They were awesome!! But they fell apart. Would mixing some almond meal with the mixture help bind the Burger together?
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Kim :)

  8. Emily Higham says:

    Thanks Theresa, just made the tinned version. Couldn’t resist coating them in a little almond meal too. Made a great cheap and healthy meal for a poor student :)

  9. Andrew says:

    Using canned salmon is the measurement of 185g can salmon correct?

  10. Bec Angus says:

    Can you make these using other fresh fish? Like wa white fish fillet? Or some tinned tuna? Not a big fan of salmon…

  11. Alex says:

    Hi Teresa,,
    I have made these for dinner and was wondering if they freeze (either after or before they’re cooked)?
    Thank you!

  12. Mel says:

    Made these with tinned salmon tonight for dinner and they’re delicious! I served them with a salad and mayo. I even have enough left for lunch tomorrow – yay!

  13. Priscilla says:

    Made these last night, super easy and delicious. Ate it with some sriracha chilli sauce :)
    WIll be making again!

  14. Robyn says:

    Yum – I used the tin version and added a little sweet potato into the mix cause I added 2 eggs and the mixture was a little wet. Absolutely delicious!!! Will definitely make the again. A great quick dinner. Thank you for sharing

  15. Kate says:

    Hi Teresa, I have nut allergy what can I substitute for almond meal I know you said optional but would be nice to know the best substitute for other recipes?

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