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.

About this recipe

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 a 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 yogurt sauce. This yogurt sauce is a great substitute for mayonnaise or cheese and adds a ton of zippy flavor.


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.

Looking for more quick dinner ideas? Try my chicken and broccoli stir fry or my chicken sausage lettuce cups. Both are simple dinner recipes that will make weeknight cooking a breeze.

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Four Ingredient Salmon Burgers

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

  • 1 lb. Scottish salmon, remove skin, debone
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, or similar
  • ½ cup sweet onion, diced small
  • ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs


  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 medium tomato

Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley or fresh dill
  • Combine ingredients together in a small bowl. Add a dollop to the top of your cooked Salmon burgers.


  • skillet
  • food processor
  • mixing bowl


  • Deskin and remove bones from salmon filet, if it’s not already done for you. Next, cube salmon into medium-sized pieces and set aside.
  • Add cubed salmon to a food processor, followed by Dijon mustard. Lightly chop. (Be careful to not over chop salmon. It will make the patties get too dense when cooked.)
  • Remove the salmon and mustard mixture from the food processor and place in a small bowl. Then, evenly dice white onions into small pieces. Gently fold the onions and the breadcrumbs into the salmon mustard mixture.
  • Form salmon mixture into four evenly sized burger patties and season with salt and pepper. 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 yogurt sauce, combine plain yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and chopped parsley in a small bowl. Add toppings of your choice to burgers and finish with a dollop of yogurt sauce.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 252mg, Potassium: 870mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1841IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 2mg