Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
These delicious, healthy Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers, made with wild salmon, quinoa, and kale are loaded with good-for-you omegas and tons of protein!
- 16 oz wild salmon fillet (skin removed)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup diced shallots
- 1 cup kale (chopped)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp Old Bay
- 1 large egg (beaten)
For the salad:
- 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
- 2 tbsp minced shallots
- 1 1/ 4 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 10 loose cups baby arugula
- 1 large pink grapefruit (peeled and diced)
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, shallots, dijon, salt and pepper.
Cut about a 4 oz piece off or the salmon and 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, transfer to a large work bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the oil and saute shallots and kale. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until wilted and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Transfer to the bowl with salmon along with quinoa, Dijon, Old Bay and egg. Mix to combine, then form into 5 patties, about 1/2 cup each.
Lightly heat a nonstick grill pan or skillet over medium heat, when hot spray with oil and add the salmon patties. Cook the 4 to 5 minutes, then gently turn and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
Toss the dressing with the arugula and grapefruit; divide on four plates.
Top each salad with a salmon burger.
Serving: 1burger with salad, Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 338mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 8