Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

Here's a great make-ahead dinner recipe--the salmon burgers can be assembled in advance and kept in the refrigerator up to 8 hours. The snappy lime mayonnaise takes just three ingredients (and yes, you can make that easy recipe ahead, too).

Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
38 mins


  • 1 pound fresh salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • ¾ cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 recipe Lime Mayonnaise

  • Sandwich buns and leaf lettuce (optional)

Lime Mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon red onion, minced

  • 2 teaspoon lime juice


  1. Rinse salmon and pat dry; cut into 1-inch chunks. Place salmon in food processor; cover. Pulse 7 times to coarsely grind (do not overprocess); set aside. In bowl combine panko, green onions, cilantro, ginger, garlic, eggs, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Stir in salmon.

  2. Line a tray with parchment paper or foil. Divide salmon into four (2/3-cup) mounds on the tray. Shape into 1-inch-thick patties. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours (mixture will be easier to handle after chilling).

  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (160 degrees F). Serve with Lime Mayonnaise on buns with lettuce.

Lime Mayonnaise

  1. In a bowl stir together mayonnaise, red onion, and lime juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
30g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 544mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 507mg 11%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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