Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers

These Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are savory, delicious and packed with protein and healthy omega 3s.

Jazz up a weeknight dinner or wow your dinner guests tonight by using salmon!

salmon burgers with sriracha aioli

How to Make Salmon Burgers

I hope you’re about to make these salmon burgers because you WILL NOT be disappointed. They’re a great way to jazz up a weekday meal or impress your next dinner party.

Step 1: Mix Up Sriracha Aioli

First, place all ingredients for the sriracha aioli into a small bowl and mix well. If your cream cheese is especially chilled, soften on the counter or in the microwave before mixing together sriracha aioli. Place into the refrigerator for later.

Step 2: Prep Salmon

Next, remove skin and debone salmon. Then, cut it into chunks and place salmon chunks into a high-speed food processor.

salmon burgers prepped in a food processor

Step 3: Food Process + Season

Cover food processor and slowly pulse salmon until it is ground (similar to ground chicken).

Next, add lemon zest, shallot, fresh garlic, dill, salt, pepper, and almond meal to the food processor and slowly pulse ingredients together until all ingredients are combined.

Step 4: Make Salmon Patties

Remove the blade from the food processor and evenly separate salmon mixture into four equal parts and create patties with your hands. They should be around 1.5  inches thick.

Step 5: Cook Burgers Your Way!

On the Grill: Turn grill on and heat to 400ºF. Place a piece of tin foil on the grill and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place salmon patties on the grill and cover. Grill for 4-6 minutes, flip, and let cook for another 4-6 minutes, and then remove from heat.

On the Stove: Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. When olive oil is fragrant, place salmon patties in the pan and cover. Let cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, and then remove from heat.

In the Oven: Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray, and place salmon patties on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 400ºF flipping burger patties halfway through.

Temperature

The internal temperature of the salmon burgers should be at least 130ºF. Our recommendation would be to take the burgers off of the heat source at 130ºF and let them sit for 5 minutes.

They will continue to cook after removing them from the heat, but if you prefer a more well-cooked salmon burger, let salmon burgers cook until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Serve salmon patties on a bun or in butter lettuce with aioli and your favorite toppings!

sriracha aioli for salmon burgers

Sriracha Aoili

This sriracha aioli is the perfect sauce pairing for these salmon burgers, and you only need a few ingredients to pull it together:

  • Nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Cream cheese
  • Sriracha
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh chopped dill

We’ve found it’s easiest to mix up this sriracha aioli first and then let it chill in the fridge as you prep and cook your salmon burgers. Plus, we’re betting you’ll want to make a double or triple batch to use as dipping sauce for everything from sweet potato tater tots to chicken tenders to veggie sticks.

Topping Ideas

We topped these salmon burgers with thinly sliced red onion and micro greens, but feel free to get creative and top your salmon burgers with whatever your little heart desires, like:

  • Tomato slices
  • Bib lettuce
  • Arugula
  • White onion
  • Swiss cheese

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Recipe

Lemon Dill Salmon Burger

Meet the burgers of your dreams! These Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers with sriracha aioli are savory, delicious and packed with protein and healthy omega 3s. Jazz up a weeknight dinner or wow your dinner guests tonight. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x
Category: Lunch and Dinner
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ingredients

Sriracha Aioli

  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers

  • 1.33 lbs. salmon, skinned and deboned
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely ground almond meal

Optional Toppings + Fixings

  • 4 burger buns
  • Sliced red Onion
  • Microgreens

Instructions

  1. First, place all ingredients for sriracha aioli into a small bowl and mix well. Place into the refrigerator for later.
  2. Next, remove skin and debone salmon. Then, cut it into chunks. Place salmon chunks into a high-speed food processor.
  3. Cover food processor and slowly pulse salmon until it is ground (similar to ground chicken).
  4. Next, add lemon zest, shallot, fresh garlic, dill, salt, pepper, and almond meal to the food processor and slowly pulse ingredients together until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Remove the blade from the food processor and evenly separate salmon mixture into four equal parts and create patties with your hands. They should be around 1.5  inches thick*.
  6. On the Grill- Turn grill on and heat to 400ºF. Place a piece of tin foil on the grill and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place salmon patties on the grill and cover. Grill for 4-6 minutes, flip, and let cook for another 4-6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. On the Stove- Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. When olive oil is fragrant, place salmon patties in the pan and cover. Let cook for 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.
  8. In the Oven- Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place salmon patties on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 400ºF flipping burger patties halfway through.
  9. The internal temperature of the salmon burgers should be at least 130ºF. Our recommendation would be to take the burgers off of the heat source at 130ºF and let them sit for 5 minutes. They will continue to cook after removing them from the heat. If you prefer a more well cooked salmon burger, let salmon burgers cook until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.
  10. Serve salmon patties on a bun or in butter lettuce with aioli and your favorite toppings!

Notes

  • The aioli is about 1 tablespoon per burger, so if you want more, double the recipe.
  • *Nutrition includes salmon burger, aioli, and micro greens and red onion toppings. Nutrition does not include a bun.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 602
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 32
  • Cholesterol: 69
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