Healthy Reboot: Salmon Burgers Recipe

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Remember that old standby of mom’s–“salmon patties?” This recipe takes the flavor and the health benefits of this perennial favorite up a notch…just in time for National Nutrition Month.

Salmon Burgers


  • 1 pound of canned salmon, skin and bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (more if you really like ginger)
  • ½ tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon Sriracha (or other hot sauce; adapt this for your heat preference)
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • A few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
  • Olive oil for cooking the burgers


  1. Process salmon, ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha, green onions, and pepper in a food processor until well blended. Place the salmon mixture in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the egg and panko.
  3. Make 4 patties from the mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour or so (optional).
  5. Lightly oil a non-stick skillet.
  6. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side.
  7. Test internal temperature to 145º-150º F.

Serves 4; Serving Size: 1 burger

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Chill Time (Optional): 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 25 minutes- 1 hour 25 minutes