Salmon Burgers

I made this recipe for dinner this week on a whim and now I’m wondering why it’s taken me this long to make salmon burgers? Honestly, this recipe came together so easily and so quickly I had to recheck my measurements and timing to make sure I hadn’t missed a step!

Not only are these burgers so simple but I love that they’re made with my go-to canned wild sockeye salmon which is gluten-free, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and B vitamins. It makes the perfect healthy base for these burgers along with nutty almond flour, some fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lemon.

We enjoyed them with a gluten-free English muffin (partly because I didn’t have any GF burger buns) but it was surprisingly such a good vessel for serving! We also added some perfectly sliced avocado, green onion, and chopped fresh parsley from our garden. So good!

If you need to serve more than 2 people just double or triple the batch for more burgers (also not a bad idea if you want leftovers- which you will!)


Salmon Burgers

Author: The Hungry Happy Mama


Yields: 2 burgers

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 8-10 minutes


  • 6oz canned wild caught sockeye salmon
  • 1/4 c almond meal or flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil for pan
  • gluten-free and/or grain-free rolls, lettuce, tomato, and/or avocado to serve


  1. Preheat your skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with avocado oil to prevent sticking and to get that nice golden crust.
  2. In a bowl add all of the ingredients (except the oil) and mash together with a fork until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture in half and shape into two burgers.
  4. Place burgers onto your preheated pan and cook about 4-5 minutes per side until golden. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes until burgers are cooked through.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite bun and toppings!

Storing: burgers will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.



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