Low Carb, 4 Ingredient Salmon Burgers

Keep dinner light and healthy with these 4 ingredient Scottish Salmon Burgers.  These burgers are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner without the fuss. And since they are only four ingredients you can whip them together in no time.

And don’t worry, even though they are light on the ingredients that are loaded with flavor and will leave you feeling completely satisfied.

What makes these burgers Healthyish?

We removed the bun to reduce the carbs and kept the ingredients light and fresh. We replaced the mayonnaise with a bright and tangy yogurt sauce that really rounds out the recipe.

You’re going to love these Healthyish tweaks!

So, let’s get started!

What you’ll Need: Makes 2 Burgers

  • .5 lb. of fresh Scottish Salmon
  • 1 tablespoon of Dejon mustard (or similar)
  • ¼ of a small white onion
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian breadcrumbs


  • 1 head of butter lettuce
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • Fresh parsley

Yogurt Sauce – Optional but recommended

  • ½ cup of plain yogurt
  • Juice from ½ a medium sized lemon
  • Handful of fresh chopped parsley
  • Combine ingredients together and add a dollop to the top of your cooked Salmon burgers
Healthyish Brand, 4 Ingredient Salmon Burgers


  • Grab your Cuisinart and a small mixing bowl.
  • First, you’ll want to de-skin and de-bone your Salmon filet if it is not already done for you.
  • Next, you will cube the Salmon into medium sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Evenly dice your white onion into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Add the cubed Salmon in the Cuisinart along with 1 tablespoon of Dejon mustard.
  • Lightly chop!

**Make sure you do not over chop your Salmon. Otherwise, your Salmon patties will get very dense when you cook them. **Remove the Salmon and mustard mixture from the Cuisinart and add it to a small bowl.

  • Gently fold in your onion and breadcrumbs.
  • You can use panko breadcrumbs, but I had Italian on-hand so that’s what I used, and they tasted great.
  • Form the Salmon mixture into 2 evenly sized burger patties.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly spray a skillet with cooking spray and cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side over medium-heat. I like my patties medium in temperature, but you can cook to your liking.

Finally, you can top the burgers with any toppings you like, but I used a few slices of fresh red onion, ripe tomato, and a dollop of yogurt sauce. I replaced the bun with two butter lettuce cups to keep it lower carb.

Serve and Enjoy!

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Welcome to Healthyish! I am so glad you’re here. Together we will reinvent classic recipes and make them Healthyish. Which means they’ll include light, healthy and clean ingredients that your body will crave (with the occasional ISH). I will also be sharing some fitness and self-care tips for beginners. So, let’s get started! XOXO

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