Salmon Burgers

Leslie's Featured Recipes.
A tasty - and nutritious - alternative to beef burgers.  The recipe calls for canned salmon but I'll also use leftover grilled or baked salmon if I have it on hand. Don’t forget the horseradish – it pairs well with these burgers!

Salmon Burgers


Quantity Ingredients
1 medium egg
1/2 cup / 125 ml whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tbsp / 15 ml ground flaxseed
2 cans (213 g each) salmon, drained
1/4 cup / 50 ml finely chopped onion
2 tbsp / 25 ml chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp / 25 ml lemon juice
1/4 tsp / 1 ml coarse sea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tbsp / 15 ml canola or grapeseed oil
2 6-inch (15 cm) whole wheat pita pockets, toasted and cut in half
2 tsp / 10 ml horseradish
1 cup / 250 ml baby spinach leaves
1 medium tomato, sliced


In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, flaxseed, salmon, onions, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Using clean hands, thoroughly mix ingredients together and form into 4 patties.

Heat oil in a skillet over high heat; when pan is hot, add salmon patties and reduce heat to medium.  Cook patties for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Remove from heat and serve each patty in half a pita pocket, topped with horseradish, spinach and tomato.

Serves 4.

Nutrition: Per burger with pita, spinach and tomato: 271 calories, 22 g protein, 15 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 73 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen