Naked Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

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Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!

Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

So much flavor in these burgers made with wild salmon, served on a bed of arugula and topped with sliced avocado and a spicy sriracha mayo – a bun would only disguise it. You might also like  naked Salmon Quinoa Kale Burgers, Swordfish Burgers with a Lemon Vinaigrette, and super juicy Turkey Burgers with Zucchini.

Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!
These burgers can be formed earlier in the day, or even the night before. Refrigerating them before cooking helps them hold together firm during cooking. Another tip is to put some of the salmon in the food processor or chopper. It creates “glue” that keeps everything together.

Last fall, Calphalon released a new line of Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware and they sent me a few items of my choice to review. I’ve been using their nonstick cookware for years, as you may have seen in many of my photos so I replaced some of my favorites items with their new line, because I don’t know about you, but as much as I love cooking – washing dishes is not for me! I put this grill pan to the test with these salmon burgers and was very happy with how they cooked.
Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!

Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!

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Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!
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Naked Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

290 Cals 26 Protein 11 Carbs 15 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 burgers
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Some burgers are just meant to be eaten without a bun. These delicious, omega-packed, naked salmon burgers with sriracha mayo are the perfect example!

Ingredients

For the Spicy Sriracha Mayo:

  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise, Hellman's
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

For the salmon patties:

  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 6 tbsp panko, or gluten-free panko
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound wild salmon fillet
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cooking spray
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 oz avocado, sliced

Instructions

  • Combine mayonnaise and sriracha, set aside.
  • Remove the skin from the salmon, and cut about a 4 oz piece off.
  • Place in a food processor or chopper to finely chop. This will help hold the burgers together.  With a knife finely chop the remaining salmon.
  • In a medium bowl combine the salmon with the bell peppers, panko and garlic.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt; add to salmon mixture, tossing gently to combine.
  • Form mixture into 4 patties and refrigerate at least one hour, this will help the burgers become firm and hold together during cooking.
  • Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Cook the patties 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Place arugula on each plate, top each with salmon burger, 1 tbsp of mayo and avocado slices – enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen for Food Network

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 290kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 397mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 7
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164 comments

  1. Quick, easy & delicious! I substitute 2 cans of Costco Wild Caught Alaska Pink Salmon (drained) in place of the fresh salmon. I keep everything else the same. Sometimes I use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce and it tastes the same. 

  2. I make these at least once a month! Super easy and delicious. I often buy a large piece of salmon and cut into filets. I use the very thin pieces to make these burgers. I hate to hand chop so I use my mini food processor to chop it. I serve with a big salad for a perfect and quick weeknight dinner.

  3. Soooooo good….I used an indoor grill press and cut the cooking time.  Perfect.  
    Red onion as a garnish was nice with the Mayo.  

  4. Very good but I only used 1/2 tablespoon of Sriracha. The Sriracha mayo gives the burger great flavor.

  5. WOW! These were so moist and delicious. My MIL even asked for the recipe. 😉
    Followed recipe exactly but added minced red onion. Loved them.

  6. I LOVE this recipe! I have made it 4-5 times for just myself.
    I use spinach instead of arugula but I think both are good options.
    It is just a really healthy low carb meal with lots of veggies. And the avocado with the siracha mayo and salmon is just an AMAZING food combination that I love.

    Thank you Gina for another great recipe.

  7. I made this with all ingredients listed but used  salmon leftover from last night.  (not raw.).  My adult son had turned up his nose at it when I said we were having salmon patties for dinner  but when he tasted it, he Couldn’t get over how delicious it was.   We all loved it.  Thank you, Gina!!

  8. This was SOO Good and I’m not even that big of a fan of Salmon. Only thing I switched out were the breadcrumbs for a Paleo “breadcrumb” mix but it was sooo delicious and good with the sriracha mayo and the creamy avocado. Thank you for making all these fantastic recipes for us Gina!

  9. Love these, made them last and they were great. One question, how is it that they are WW blue only 3 points?  It seems low since freestyle points were 7. 

  10. These fishcakes are fabulous and have become a staple in my house.  They even make glorious salmon burgers with fresh baked rolls. 

  11. AMAZING!! I even used the salmon skins as a treat to my dogs (roasted it)! Highly recommend. I even made a side of mushroom farro to go with it! Yummmmmy! 

  12. Love this. I tossed the arugula with a touch of evvo and lemon juice. Also used coconut oil to cook the burgers

  13. This is the first recipe from your site I made and WHOA. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of buying fresh salmon for burgers, but talk about elevating your parent’s tired and dry salmon patties! It’s a favorite of mine now and I make them often for guests who are wanting to “eat light.”

  14. I make it with the canned salmon from Costco and think it is delicious. It quick easy & always in my pantry. I’m guessing made with fresh salmon is even better!