Looking for a tasty recipe to whip up in a flash? Try these spinach salmon burgers. Perfect meal prep recipe for lunch through the week, or as a delicious impromptu dinner.

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

These burgers are easy to make and loaded with flavor. Try topping these burgers with my homemade whipped feta. The feta cheese is fluffy, creamy, and tangy which tastes so good with the juicy salmon burgers. Add any other toppings you desire, and you are 30 short minutes away from a delicious meal.

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

Scottish vs. Sockeye Salmon

For this recipe, I used a filet of Scottish salmon. Scottish and Atlantic salmon are my favorite types of salmon to use for burgers. That’s because Scottish and Atlantic salmon tend to be a bit fattier than sockeye salmon. The fat in the Scottish and Atlantic salmon helps keep the burgers juicy and moist. Plus, it adds a layer of flavor that is hard to beat.

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

That said, sockeye salmon is typically leaner, but also has more of a fishy flavor. So, if you like a stronger salmon taste, I would suggest using sockeye. I also recommend adding olive oil or another healthy fat to the recipe to help keep the sockeye salmon moist and juicy.

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

Assemble the salmon burgers

Enjoy these spinach salmon burgers on top of or inside of a toasted pita. Load them up with fresh sliced tomatoes, arugula, whipped feta cheese and sliced mini cucumbers. As a finishing touch, give these burgers a squeeze of fresh lemon and you are in for a delicious meal.  

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

Looking for more salmon recipes? Try my BBQ salmon bowl or my blackened salmon with white bean coconut milk puree.  You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious preparations. If you guys do try any of these recipes, please leave a review or comment. I am always eager to hear your feedback!

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta – Healthyish Foods

Spinach Salmon Burgers with Whipped Feta

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Ingredients

Spinach Salmon Burgers

  • 1.5 lbs. Scottish salmon , remove the skin and pin bones
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh spinach , chop into small pieces
  • ½ cup diced white onion , diced small
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Whipped Feta

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Toppings

  • mini pita bread
  • sliced tomatoes
  • mini cucumber slices
  • lemon wedges
  • arugula

Equipment

  • 11-inch non-stick skillet
  • mixing bowl
  • food processor

Instructions 

Prepare the salmon:

  • Remove the skin from the salmon using a sharp knife. Cube the salmon and add it to the food processor. Buzz until the salmon is ground.
  • Add the ground salmon to a large mixing bowl.
  • Next, add the panko, egg, Dijon, diced onion, chopped fresh spinach, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Mix until well combined. Form into patties. I was able to get 6 large patties from this mix.
  • Next, you’ll spray an 11-inch non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Place it over medium heat.
  • Add 3 patties to the pan at a time. This will prevent overcrowding the pan.
  • Cook for 4 minutes on each side, only flipping once. If they begin to get too brown, reduce the heat.
  • This will give you a medium-well temperature on your burgers.
  • Remove the burgers from the pan and set them aside.

Prepare the whipped feta:

  • Add the cream cheese, feta, lemon juice, and salt to the food processor. Buzz everything together until it's creamy and smooth, no lumps.

Assemble the burgers:

  • Toast your pita bread so it's warm and easy to open.
  • Once you open the pita, add a slice of tomato, one salmon burger, a dollop of whipped feta, sliced cucumbers, and a handful of arugula. Finish with a squeeze of lemon.
  • Serve and enjoy!