Delicious and Healthy Salmon Burger Recipe

Picture this: the sun is shining, the grill is hot, and a delicious salmon burger with fresh avocado salad is sizzling away. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a hearty meal on a warm summer day, and this easy salmon burger avocado salad recipe is perfect for just that.

But it’s not just about taste – there are plenty of health benefits to this dish as well. Salmon is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s, while avocado provides healthy fats that can help lower cholesterol levels. So you can indulge in this mouthwatering meal without any guilt!

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also versatile – you can switch up the toppings and sides to make it your own. Whether you’re in the mood for a spicy chipotle salmon fillet burger or a curried salmon case-less patty, this recipe has got you covered.

So fire up the grill and get ready for a dinner that’s both satisfying and nutritious. With this easy salmon burger avocado salad recipe, you’ll have a meal that’s sure to impress your taste buds and your body.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad
Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad

Are you looking for a heart-healthy and delicious meal that is easy to prepare? Look no further than this Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad recipe. Not only is this dish quick and simple to make, but it also packs a powerful punch of nutrients and flavor.

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is because it uses canned salmon, which is a less expensive and more sustainable option than fresh salmon. Don’t let the lower cost fool you though – canned salmon provides a generous serving of heart-healthy omega-3s that are essential for brain function and good heart health.

Additionally, these salmon burgers cook quickly, making them an easy option for busy weeknights or last-minute summer barbecues. The addition of spicy mustard and fresh dill adds a burst of flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds.

But wait, there’s more! The avocado salsa adds a delicious twist to this classic recipe, providing a creamy texture and zesty kick that perfectly complements the grilled salmon. And if you’re looking for even more variety, there are plenty of substitutions and variations listed in the following sections.

Overall, what’s not to love about this dish? It’s healthy, easy, flavorful, and versatile – everything you want in a meal. So whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking for something new to try, give this Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad recipe a chance. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you.

Ingredient List

Let’s Get Cooking: Gather Your Ingredients!

Preparing an easy salmon burger avocado salad recipe is simple – all you need is salmon, avocados, green onions, mayonnaise, spicy mustard, and olive oil. These ingredients make up the base of the burgers and the avocado salsa that goes on top, adding fresh flavors to create a nutritious meal. Optionally, you can also use fresh dill, lime juice or lemon juice for seasoning.

Choose your salmon wisely: you can use fresh salmon fillet or smoked salmon to make your burgers. Alternatively, canned salmon is a perfect option if you want to keep it case-less and less expensive. Don’t underestimate canned salmon as it provides a generous serving of heart-healthy omega 3s! Additionally, the salmon cooks quickly making easy salmon burgers for those who are short on time.

Here’s a full list of ingredients you’ll need to make these easy salmon burgers with avocado salsa:

  • Fresh Salmon
  • Avocado
  • Green Onions
  • Mayonnaise
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Dill (Optional)
  • Lime Juice or Lemon Juice (Optional)

This list can be adjusted based on your taste preference so feel free to experiment with different variations!

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have introduced the recipe and its benefits, let’s dive into the most important part of this article. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to prepare easy salmon burger avocado salad recipe.

Salmon Burger Recipe

  • 1 can (14.75 oz) canned salmon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of spicy mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon, juiced


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the canned salmon, mayonnaise, spicy mustard, dill, green onions, black pepper and lemon juice.
  2. Using your hands, form the mixture into four equal-sized patties.
  3. On a preheated grill, cook the salmon burgers for about 5 minutes per side or until they are cooked through.
  4. Remove the burgers from the grill and let them rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

Avocado Salad Recipe

  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce


  1. In a small bowl, toss together the diced avocado, lime juice, and kosher salt.
  2. In a larger bowl, toss together the shredded romaine lettuce with the avocado mixture until fully combined.

Assembly Instructions

  • Grilled salmon burgers
  • Avocado salsa
  • Romaine-lime avocado salad
  • Toasted hamburger buns or rolls (optional)


  1. Place one grilled salmon burger on top of each bottom bun or roll.
  2. Spoon the avocado salsa on top of each grilled salmon patty.
  3. Add a scoop of romaine-lime avocado salad to each sandwich.
  4. Place each top bun or roll on top of each sandwich.
  5. Serve immediately while still warm.

There you go! You’ve now mastered how to make a scrumptious salmon burger avocado salad that is sure to impress all who try it out!

Substitutions and Variations

Ah, the joy of experimenting! I love to play with ingredients and make modifications to recipes – this recipe is no exception. Here are my favorite substitutions and variations that will make the dish taste even better.

First off, let’s talk salmon burgers. If you cannot find grilled salmon burgers in your local market or fishmonger, don’t worry. You can easily substitute them with fresh salmon fillets or even canned salmon. Remember, canned salmon is less expensive than fresh salmon fillet but provides a generous serving of heart-healthy omega-3s.

Perk up the avocado salsa by adding diced chipotle smoked salmon or curried salmon for an extra kick. If you’re a fan of spice, swapping spicy mustard for traditional mustard and adding green onions or a splash of hot sauce will bring the heat.

For the avocado sauce, instead of mayonnaise or sour cream, try using Greek yogurt or silken tofu as a healthy substitute. You can add a tablespoon of olive oil to make it creamier.

If you’re looking to add more greenery to the dish, toss some Brussels sprouts or romaine lettuce into the salad mix. The avocado salsa pairs well with greens, especially when tossed in fresh lime juice and topped with finely chopped dill.

Lastly, have fun with your burger toppings! Instead of avocado salsa, you can try sliced avocados seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil on top of your salmon burger. Or swap out the grilled salmon patties for smoked salmon cakes or even baked salmon fillets.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to experimenting with this easy salmon burger avocado salad recipe. Get creative in the kitchen and let your palate guide you.

Serving and Pairing

As a master of pairing, I’m here to tell you the best way to serve these savory and juicy burgers. The burgers are already packed full with flavors, so no need to go overboard with any fancy toppings or garnishes. Simply serve them on a burger bun, lettuce wrap or on top of your favorite salad greens, and let them shine on their own.

One great option for pairing is to whip up a quick and easy avocado salsa or avocado aioli for extra creaminess and that tasty avocado flavor. The coolness of the avocado will perfectly balance the spiciness of the mustard and green onions in the burgers. To make the avocado salsa, mix chopped avocados, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro together. Or for an extra kick of spice, try adding some chipotle to the mix.

For side dishes to serve with the salmon burgers, opt for something light yet flavorful such as a simple Caesar salad with tangy dressing or roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon juice and olive oil. As for beverages, a crisp cold beer goes perfectly with these burgers but if you prefer something non-alcoholic, try serving it with sparkling water infused with lime or lemon.

There you have it folks! A delicious combination of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds like never before. These easy salmon burgers are sure to become a family favorite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

You’ve got a hectic day ahead, and you’re wondering if you can prepare this salmon burger avocado salad recipe in advance. The answer is YES! Fortunately, this recipe is particularly great for meal prepping.

To do so, grill your salmon burgers grilled, prepare your avocado salsa, and make the avocado sauce ahead of time. You can store the components separately in airtight glass containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

When you’re ready to serve, simply assemble the ingredients and enjoy! This allows you to save a substantial amount of time on meal prep during busy weeknights!

If you have leftovers and intend to store them, it’s advisable to disassemble everything and keep each component in separate glass containers in the refrigerator. Ensure that you only store items that are free of contamination and smells that may ruin other components.

Reheating leftovers should be done carefully over medium heat as excessive reheating may dry out your delicious salmon patties. By reheating them slowly and adding an extra dollop of avocado sauce, you will revive the flavors just as they were when initially assembled, ensuring a sensational food experience every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you’ve got the basics of making this delicious salmon burger avocado salad recipe down, it’s time to dive into my tried and tested tips for perfect results. Trust me, these tips will help take your burger from good to truly great.

First and foremost, when it comes to making salmon burgers, always opt for fresh salmon fillets over pre-made canned salmon patties. Not only is fresh fish healthier for you, but it also has a superior taste and texture that can make all the difference in your finished dish.

A key tip to remember when handling fresh salmon is to avoid overworking it. Be gentle when mixing in your seasonings and forming your patties. Overworking the fish meat can cause it to become tough and rubbery once cooked.

Another tip is to be mindful of the temperature of your grill or skillet when cooking the salmon burgers. You want to cook them on medium-high heat so that they cook through evenly without burning on the outside. For best results, I like to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

For an extra zing in your avocado salsa, try adding a squeeze of lime juice and a dash of spicy mustard. Trust me, these flavors work wonders together and add an extra layer of depth to the overall taste of the dish.

Lastly, remember that less is often more when it comes to toppings for your burger. Keep it simple and let the flavors of the grilled salmon and creamy avocado shine through. Adding too many additional toppings or sauces can overpower the natural flavors of the dish.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create perfect salmon burgers with avocado salsa every time!


Now, let’s move on to item (9): FAQ. It’s common to have some questions when trying out a new recipe, so here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about this delicious Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad Recipe.

What is the best thing to put on a salmon burger?

Looking to add a flavorful kick to your next meal? Consider trying out a delicious French-style remoulade sauce! By mixing together rich and creamy mayo with tangy capers and fresh herbs, this sauce can add a touch of sophistication to even the simplest dishes. For a classic serving suggestion, try pairing it alongside fresh slices of tomato, crisp red onion, and leafy lettuce.

Is guacamole good on a salmon burger?

One of our favorite flavor combinations for a burger is juicy salmon topped with a generous scoop of chunky guacamole. It’s an unbeatable duo that you need to try if you haven’t already. And the best part? This burger is completely grain and gluten-free, so just swap out a regular bun for a gluten-free option if necessary. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this delicious meal.

What side dish goes with salmon burgers?

As part of my job, I have been able to gather some recipe suggestions that are perfect for any occasion. These include:
– A delectable Potato Salad with Miracle Whip that is perfect for barbecues and outdoor gatherings.
– A refreshing Summer Pasta Salad that boasts of a combination of flavors that will leave you craving for more.
– Mom’s Best Cucumber Salad which is an easy-to-make dish that features fresh cucumbers and tangy dressing.
– A Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad that will add a pop of color and taste to your plate.
– Mexican Quinoa Salad that is packed with protein, fiber and other essential nutrients.
– The Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze that is an all-time favorite featuring fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
– Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts which is a delicious and hearty side dish.
– Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts which is an Asian-inspired dish that is both sweet and savory.

Below, I have provided some detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for one of these recipes, the Mom’s Best Cucumber Salad.

How do you keep salmon patties from falling apart?

Salmon patties are a delectable seafood treat that can easily fall apart while cooking if not properly prepared. To prevent this from happening, it is essential to add binding agents to the salmon mixture. Options like breadcrumbs, panko, or crushed saltine crackers coupled with eggs will provide the necessary cohesiveness to the patties. Additionally, if the mixture appears to be too dry, blending in some salmon juice can help to maintain its consistency. With these tips in mind, you can make perfect salmon patties that hold their shape without crumbling away.

Bottom Line

The Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad Recipe may seem like an ordinary dish, but with the right ingredients and methods, it can transform into something extraordinary. With heart-healthy omega-3s from the canned salmon, fresh flavors from the avocados and lime, and a little kick from the chipotle or spicy mustard, this recipe makes for an unforgettable meal.

Whether you choose to grill or bake your salmon patties, this recipe accommodates a variety of dietary needs with its gluten-free option and customizable toppings. Plus, with tips for making ahead and storing leftovers at the end of this article, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or low-maintenance hosting.

So what are you waiting for? Whip up these easy salmon burgers with avocado salsa or curried avocado aioli for your next dinner party or family meal. Combine them with a crisp romaine and lime salad on the side, and you’ll be patting yourself on the back for choosing such a delicious yet healthy meal.

Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad

Easy Salmon Burger Avocado Salad Recipe

This is a nice quick and yummy way for me to get my protein! The Avocados go great with the burgers and give you some nice good fats. Don't use the Trader Joes Fresh Salmon Burgers, the frozen are much better!. Also use real Mayo, not the nonfat Soy Junk.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Easy, Lunch, Weeknight
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 279.1kcal


  • 2 frozen salmon patties (I recommend Trader Joe's Frozen Premium Burgers)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • 3 green onions (optional)
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 1 dash pepper


  • Cook Burgers as directed.
  • Mash Avocados.
  • Add all other ingredients, mix, and enjoy!

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Serving: 150g | Calories: 279.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.9g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 24.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 7.6mg | Sodium: 274.4mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 2.6g

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