Welcoming my delicious and Easy Grilled Salmon Burgers. These simple salmon burgers are perfect for popping on the barbie, but just as delicious pan-fried if the weather isn’t behaving! This salmon burger recipe is super easy, ready to enjoy in 15 minutes, and made with 6 simple ingredients you can find at the grocery store.
Recipe Difficulty – Easy
Why this recipe works
Barbecued meals are always great for summertime, but this perfect salmon burger can be enjoyed year-round when cooked inside on a frying pan. Serve in buns with your favourite burger toppings and a selection of salads for a relaxed, easy meal and you are onto a winner!
I was inspired to create this recipe as my Sweet Chilli Salmon Cakes recipe was so popular. The best thing about that recipe is that it can be totally transformed depending on what you serve it with and what sauce you choose! My favourite way to serve this recipe is with my Creamy Courgetti Salad recipe along with my Air Fryer Chips.
Ingredients to make Easy Grilled Salmon Burgers
- Salmon Fillet – remove salmon skin before preparing this barbecue salmon. If you have any spare then chuck them into my Dairy Free Fish Pie recipe.
- Gluten-Free Oats – gives a delicious crust to these healthy salmon burgers and helps to bind all of the ingredients together.
- Lemon Juice – I recommend you use fresh lemon juice for the best flavour. The acidity that comes from the lemon pairs so well with seafood!
- Chilli Flakes – adds a gentle kick to this salmon patty recipe, however don’t worry it’s not too overbearing!
- Garlic Granules – are the easiest way to add a great garlic flavour. You could also dice one small garlic clove.
- Fresh Dill – gives a great citrus flavour to these fresh salmon burgers. It’s my favourite herb to use with salmon!
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Gluten-Free Oats – another option that still leads to a delicious crust is gluten-free breadcrumbs, which can be easily made by blending gluten free bread until a crumb is formed!
- Garlic – if you don’t have garlic, you can use lemon zest from half a lemon.
- Dill – flat-leaf parsley would be a great substitute if you don’t have dill.
- Salmon – A cod or haddock fillet would be a great substitute for a salmon burger.
- Lemon Juice – If you don’t have lemon juice, you can use lime juice in its place.
- Buns and Toppings – these are up to you! I like salad leaves, fresh herbs, sliced tomatoes and gherkins, and a good dollop of homemade vegan mayonnaise!
- Spicy – use red pepper flakes instead of chilli flakes in the salmon burger patties for a nice kick. You could also increase the quantity of chilli flakes if you preferred.
- Deluxe – simply add a toasted bun and you’ll be amazed what it does for this salmon burger recipe! Consider gluten-free brioche buns for something extra special! You could also eat these as salmon croquettes instead of as burgers with a vegan lemon sour cream sauce or dill sauce.
- Kid friendly – this is a great recipe to get children involved with. Make the toppings and burger building fun and part of the cooking process. If you are cooking with children, be sure you check out my Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, it’s delicious!
See these Asian Salmon Kebabs on my website for a fun variation!
How to make Easy Grilled Salmon Burgers
Step 1: Firstly, roughly cube your skinned salmon. Combine in the food processor with the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture starts to stick together.
Step 2: Divide salmon mixture into four equal portions and shape into burgers.
Step 3: Brush oil on both sides of each fish burger. Cook salmon patties on a preheated BBQ or nonstick skillet for about 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.
Hint: If you notice the mixture climbing the edge of the food processor, scrape it down with a spatula.
Store any remaining salmon burgers in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap for 3-4 days. You can also freeze these, allow to cool before freezing individually. Allow to defrost then heat through until piping hot.
Lettuce, red onion, and tomatoes are classic toppings for all burger recipes and work great for salmon burger toppings as well. For a salmon burger sauce, you can use ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or your favourite sauce.
Yes! If you want to prepare the patties ahead of time, follow the step-by-step instructions until you get to brushing the patties with oil. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. When you’re ready to cook them, brush them with oil and cook them up!
The stripes that appear when you cook food on a grill grate are classic. When cooking on the hob, I like to use a ridged grill pan to give that classic striped effect.
They are! Fresh fish is one of the healthier options when it comes to meat, especially red meat. Served with greens rather than on a bun makes it even healthier!
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Easy Grilled Salmon Burger
- Chopping Board
- sharp knife
- food processor
- Shallow frying pan or BBQ
- 500 g salmon fillet skinned
- ½ cup gluten-free oats (or breadcrumbs)
- juice of ½ lemon
- ¼ tsp chilli flakes
- ¼ teaspoon garlic granules (or 1 small garlic clove)
- small handful of fresh dill (or flat-leaf parsley)
- large pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
- oil for brushing
- burger buns and toppings of your choice to serve
- Firstly, roughly chop your skinned salmon into cubes and add to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until the mixture starts to stick together.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into burgers
- Brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Cook on a preheated BBQ or in a frying pan, for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through
Please note that Nutrition information is a rough estimate