These four ingredient salmon burgers are the perfect weeknight meal, when you need a low-fuss dinner that delivers big on taste. Reason being, there’s only four ingredients, and you can whip them together in no time. Cook them in a skillet or on the grill, either way these burgers are healthy and delicious. This is one healthy burger recipe you will come back to time and time again.

Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers - Healthyish Foods

About Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers

For these four ingredient salmon burgers, I used Scottish salmon. It has a slightly higher fat content than sockeye salmon which tends to be more lean. Atlantic salmon would work well too. You just want to make sure that you use a fatty salmon for the extra flavor. It will also help keep the burgers moister than lean salmon would.

Watching carbs? Swap the bun with butter lettuce to reduce the carbs. This will help keeps things light and fresh. I also recommend topping these simple salmon burgers with my tangy lemon dill yogurt sauce. This yogurt sauce is a great substitute for mayonnaise or cheese and adds a ton of zippy flavor.

Grilled Salmon Burgers

Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. Brush the grates with avocado oil. Add the burgers to the hot grill grates and cook for 4ish minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your burgers. Remove from the grill and enjoy.


Store any leftover burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Enjoy them through the week as alight and healthy lunch recipe. To reheat, simply microwave until they are heated through. You can also enjoy these burgers over a salad.

Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers - Healthyish Foods
Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers - Healthyish Foods

Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers

Simple salmon burgers for a quick homemade dinner.
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Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 lb. Scottish salmon, remove skin and chop small
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sweet onion, diced small, almost minced
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs, or Italian
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped small
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper



  • Deskin and remove pin bones from the salmon filet, if it’s not already done for you. Next, cube salmon into medium-sized pieces.
  • Add cubed salmon to a food processor, lightly chop. (Be careful to not over chop salmon. It will make the patties get too dense when cooked.)
  • Remove the salmon from the food processor and place in a small mixing bowl. Then, add the mustard, finely diced onion, panko breadcrumbs, salt and black pepper. Gently combine.
  • Form salmon mixture into four evenly sized burger patties. Lightly spray a skillet with cooking spray and cook patties for 4-5 minutes on each side over medium heat. (This will give you a medium-temperature burger.)
  • For the lemon dill yogurt sauce, combine plain yogurt, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped dill, salt and pepper. in a small bowl. Add toppings of your choice to burgers and finish with a dollop of yogurt sauce.



Serving: 1burger no sauce, Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 266mg, Potassium: 594mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 49IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg