Budget-Friendly Salmon Burgers

Budget-Friendly Salmon Burgers
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These burgers are a good way to spice up your menu! They are packed with heart-healthy salmon, plus some veggies. To keep the carbohydrate count low, these are served over bibb lettuce instead of on a bun. Serve these burgers with a green salad drizzled with a sesame ginger vinaigrette for a light, refreshing meal.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 salmon burger
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 salmon burger
  • Amount per serving Calories 150

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 390mg
  • Phosphorus 225mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • small onion (chopped)
  • garlic (chopped)
    1 clove
  • red bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • Thai red curry paste
    1 tbsp
  • salmon (skinless, cut into chunks)
    1 lbs
  • eggs
  • fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup
  • lettuce leaves
  • green onion (scallion) (thinly sliced)


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Place the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and Thai curry paste in a large food processor and blend until smooth.

  3. Add the salmon and puree until smooth. Add the egg and cilantro and puree until incorporated.

  4. Scoop the mixture in 1/2 cup portions onto the baking sheet and press lightly to form a patty. Repeat to make 6 patties.

  5. Spray the top of each patty with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve each salmon burger in a lettuce leaf and top each with 1 Tbsp. sliced scallions.