Homemade Fresh Salmon Burgers: A fast 20 minute real food meal the whole family loves!
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20 Minute Fresh Salmon Burgers

Fresh salmon burgers are my go-to busy weeknight dinner. Homemade salmon burgers are simple to make and nearly fail-proof. In other words, the pizza delivery guy can have the night off!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon Burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 burgers
Calories 111 kcal
Author Kristin Marr


  • 1 lb salmon skinless and deboned, cut into chunks
  • 2 slices sandwich bread any bread will do
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 TB red onion finely chopped
  • 1 TB mayonnaise
  • 1 TB dijon mustard
  • 1 TB fresh herbs chopped, I like to use parsley and/or dill
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TB butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges, optional


  1. In a food processor, pulse the bread for 40-60 seconds until the bread resembles coarse crumbs. Pour the crumbs in a large bowl. Add the salmon chunks to the food processor and pulse until the salmon is ground and sticks together (about 30-60 seconds). Add the salmon to the large bowl.
  2. To the salmon and breadcrumbs add the remaining ingredients: lemon juice, red onion, mayonnaise, mustard, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Stir the ingredients together.
  3. Form the ingredients into hamburger patties.
  4. In a large skillet (I use a large cast iron skillet), over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add the salmon burgers and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until lightly brown.
  5. Serve warm with lemon wedges (optional).

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