Salmon Burgers

      Salmon Burgers

      These are delicious! A simple and tasty way to eat salmon, which is so good for you! Serve as burgers on hamburger buns with lettuce and tomato, or serve with a baked potato and green vegetables for a salmon patty dinner.

      Hands-on - 25 min. Serves 4


      red or pink salmon, packed in water,
      rinsed and drained (or 2 cups flaked)
      1 can (15 oz)
      saltine crackers 8
      seeded and diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup
      Miracle Whip Light 3 T
      lemon juice (bottled or fresh squeezed) 1 tsp
      Tabasco sauce 4 drops
      fresh asparagus or green beans 1 bunch
      hamburger buns (preferably whole-grain) 4
      lettuce leaves 4
      tomato, sliced 1
      watermelon cubes 4 cups


      • In a medium bowl, remove skin from fish and flake with a fork, mashing bones (great calcium).
      • Crush the crackers and add to bowl.
      • Add the bell pepper, Miracle Whip, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. 
      • Mix well. Set aside.
      • Snap off asparagus bottoms or ends of green beans and place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high 7 minutes, until crisp tender.
      • Shape the salmon mix into 4 patties.
      • Coat a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
      • Cook salmon cakes, turning once, until lightly browned on each side.
      • Assembled the salmon burgers.
      • Serve with asparagus and watermelon on the side.

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      Nutrition information

      For 1 salmon burger on whole-grain bun,
      6 asparagus spears and 1 cup of watermelon

      Calories 396
      Calories from Fat 32%
      Fat 15 g
      Saturated Fat 2.4 g
      Fiber 5 g
      Cholesterol 42 mg
      Sodium 716 mg
      Protein 27 g
      Total Carbohydrate 42 g
      Sugars 17 g
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