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.

    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