Enjoy a 10% discount on all orders over $60

Perfect Homemade Salmon Burger Recipe

Homemade Salmon Burgers are an easy and delicious version of the classic burger made with seafood. Perfect for a quick lunch or family dinner!

June 15, 2023
The Ultimate Homemade Salmon BurgerPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Remove the skin from the salmon fillet and chop the salmon into small pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chopped salmon, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, red onion, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the salmon mixture into four patties.
  4. Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before cooking.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. After cooking, remove the salmon patties from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve the salmon burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, and a dollop of tartar sauce. Enjoy your homemade salmon burgers hot!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 The Ultimate Homemade Salmon Burger
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20 g25.6%
Protein 25 g50%
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 100 mg33.3%
Sodium 621 mg27%
Potassium 539 mg11.5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use salmon filets or steaks. Look for firm, bright, and glossy flesh.
  • You can add other herbs and spices to the salmon mixture for extra flavor. Dill, chives, or a bit of cayenne pepper would all be great additions.
  • If the salmon mixture is too wet to form patties, add a bit more breadcrumbs. If it's too dry, add another egg.
  • Shape the salmon mixture into patties. Place them on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This helps the burgers firm up, making them easier to handle and less likely to fall apart during cooking.
  • For a healthier version, you can grill the salmon burgers instead of frying them.
  • Don't overcook the salmon. Salmon is best enjoyed when it's still slightly pink and tender in the center. Avoid overcooking the fish. Otherwise, they can become dry and lose their juiciness.
  • Serve the salmon burgers with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
Rate This Recipe

There's nothing quite like a homemade burger, especially when it's a salmon burger! Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and a ton of flavor, Salmon Burgers are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional beef burgers. Whether you're a seafood lover or just looking to switch up your burger game, this salmon burger recipe is sure to impress.

What Toppings Go On A Salmon Burger?

What To Put on a Salmon Burger? Toppings for a salmon burger can vary based on personal preference. Some popular salmon burger toppings include lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, avocado, and a variety of sauces such as tartar sauce, mayo, or a dill yogurt sauce.

Lettuce or Baby Spinach: Add a bed of fresh greens for a refreshing and crisp element to the burger.

Sliced Tomato: Place juicy tomato slices on top of the salmon patty for a burst of freshness.

Red Onion: Thinly sliced red onion provides a sharp and slightly sweet flavor.

Pickles: Tangy and crunchy pickles add a delightful zing to the burger. Opt for dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, or even pickled onions.

Dijon Mustard: Spread a layer of Dijon mustard on the bun for a sharp and tangy flavor.

Cheese: Melt a slice of your favorite cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, or feta, on top of the salmon patty for an extra layer of indulgence.

Should I Put Cheese on My Salmon Burger?

While not traditional, adding cheese to a salmon burger can add an extra layer of flavor. Some good options include cream cheese, goat cheese, or a slice of cheddar. For more, check out our ‘Types of Cheeses’ article.

What Is The Difference Between Salmon Patties And Salmon Burgers?

The main difference between salmon patties and salmon burgers is how they are served. Salmon patties are often served on their own or with a side dish, while salmon burgers are typically served on a bun with toppings, similar to a traditional burger.

Are Salmon Burgers Healthy?

Yes, salmon burgers are a healthy meal option. Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. By choosing whole grain buns and adding plenty of fresh veggies as toppings, you can make your salmon burger even healthier.

The Origin of the Salmon Burger

The salmon burger, much like its beef counterpart, has its roots in the United States. The Pacific Northwest, known for its abundant salmon population, is often credited with the creation of the salmon burger. As people began to look for healthier alternatives to traditional beef burgers, the salmon burger emerged as a popular choice. Its unique flavor profile and health benefits quickly made it a favorite among seafood lovers and health-conscious diners alike.

The Evolution of the Salmon Burger

Over time, the salmon burger has evolved and diversified. Chefs and home cooks alike have experimented with different seasonings, cooking methods, and toppings to create a wide variety of salmon burger styles. Some prefer to keep it simple with just a few key ingredients to let the flavor of the salmon shine, while others incorporate bold flavors and unique toppings to create a gourmet experience. Regardless of the style, the key to a great salmon burger is using high-quality, fresh salmon.

Today, the salmon burger is enjoyed worldwide and continues to grow in popularity, particularly with the rise of pescatarian and flexitarian diets. It's a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit various dietary needs and preferences, making it a staple in many households and restaurants. Whether grilled on a barbecue during a summer cookout or pan-seared for a quick weeknight dinner, the salmon burger is a testament to culinary innovation and the enduring appeal of simple, flavorful food.

What To Serve with Salmon Burger?

When serving salmon burgers, there are plenty of delicious accompaniments that complement their flavors and create a well-rounded meal.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Salmon Burgers:

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @PETITEGOURMETS using the hashtag #PGRECIPES and share on Instagram. We'll feature you on our site.

Shop on Petite Gourmets