Budget-Friendly Salmon Burgers

These burgers are a good way to spice up your menu! They are packed with heart-healthy salmon, plus some veggies. To keep the carbohydrate count low, these are served over bibb lettuce instead of on a bun.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 salmon burger

  • Calories 165
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Protein 19 g
  • Fat 8.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 150 mg
  • Potassium 355 mg

This Recipe Serves 6


Cooking spray
½ small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 pound skinless salmon, cut into chunks
1 egg
¼ cup cilantro
6 iceberg or bibb lettuce leaves
2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and Thai curry paste in a large food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the salmon and puree until smooth. Add the egg and cilantro and puree until incorporated.
  4. Scoop the mixture in ½ cup portions onto the baking sheet and press lightly to form a patty. Repeat to make 6 patties.
  5. Spray the top of each patty with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve each salmon burger in a lettuce leaf and top each with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions.

Side Suggestion: Serve these burgers with a green salad that has been drizzled with light sesame ginger vinaigrette.

Recipe Cost: $10.28 for 6 servings

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