1amcooks-salmon-burgersSalmon is a delicious superfood with many health benefits for the body’s cardiovascular and nervous systems. The proteins in salmon help to improve bone density and strength and regular consumption can help reduce other health risks too. Since everyone loves a good burger, take a break from the red meat and try these salmon burgers. You’ll reap all the health benefits without the guilt.


  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds salmon filets, skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 toasted sandwich buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices

Sesame mayonnaise

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the sesame mayonnaise. Cover and keep chilled.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine peppers, panko bread crumbs, garlic and salmon.

Step 3: In another small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice and salt; add to salmon mixture, tossing gently to combine. Form into 8 patties.

Step 4: Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Grill or cook the patties, 5 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Spread the sesame mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Top each with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice and salmon patty. Cover with tops of buns and enjoy.

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