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Fresh Salmon Burgers with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce


"These are a little like crab cakes, but they're made with fresh salmon and grilled. The secret to juicy (not pasty!) salmon burgers is to chop the salmon coarsely with a knife."
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30 m servings 465 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 burgers)

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  1. Chop salmon into 1/8- to 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a bowl with 2/3 cup parsley, 1/4 cup green onions, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; mix together with your hands. Divide into 8 equal portions and pat into 3 1/2-inch patties (1/2 inch thick). Chill, covered, at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  2. Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons parsley, 2 tablespoons green onion, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F).
  4. Brush patties with oil. Oil grate. Grill patties, turning carefully, until cooked through and a thermometer inserted in center of each patty registers 160 degrees F, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve on buns with sauce and arugula.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Avoid the temptation to use your food processor to chop the salmon. The secret to juicy (not pasty!) salmon burgers is to chop the salmon coarsely with a knife.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 465 calories; 20.9 g fat; 29.5 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; 145 mg cholesterol; 793 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this recipe, both the burgers and the sauce, exactly as written, and wouldn't change a thing. I used my Weber Smokey Joe to grill them, making sure to slow things down a bit by closing v...

I loved these, especially the lemon-yogurt sauce. I found that I had to freeze the cakes for about 20 minutes so they wouldn't fall apart. I pan seared them instead of grilling. Thank you for...

There is no comparison using fresh instead of canned salmon. Followed the recipes except added a little dill to both the salmon and the sauce. No buns, just greens and tomato slices. Will defi...

Best salmon recipe I ever had! Added fresh dill from my garden along with the other herbs/spices, and fried them in a cast iron skillet. I plan to make again for sure!

Used gluten free crumbs. Really nice. Froze some for later.

Excellent! I made it exactly as described but cut the recipe in 1/2. We both really liked it, unusual since we don't share the same taste in food. This will be a regular at ur house.

This was excellent! Tried it for something different and will definitely make again. We skipped the buns but kept the sauce. The sauce was also a keeper.

Made exactly according to recipe and it felt like it was missing something, but still really tasty!