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Asian Salmon Burgers

Asian salmon burgers with fresh ginger, garlic, and liquid aminos. Top the burgers with pickled ginger, avocado, and cilantro for a fresh and flavorful entrée. 

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon

Prior to making this recipe, salmon burgers were on my To Make list for years.

I have no good excuse as to why it took me so long to make them other than I simply didn’t carve out the time. Funny though – as it turns out, salmon burgers don’t require much time at all to prepare.

Now that I know how ridiculously easy and insanely tasty they are, I have my mind set on all the salmon burgers.

For instance, Greek or Mediterranean-style with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and olives, Jamaican spiced, Hawaiian BBQ-style with BBQ sauce and grilled pineapple, Mexican-style with a fresh n’ frisky homemade salsa, American-style with cheese and bacon…you name it, I want all the flavor combos that can be burgered.

How to Make Asian Burgers:

All it takes to prepare salmon burgers is buzzing up the ingredients in a food processor.

You start by chopping a skinless salmon fillet into chunks, adding it to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients, and pulsing until everything is well-combined, leaving the mixture fairly chunky.

From there, you make patties out of the mixture and cook them in a cast iron skillet.

In this sense, preparing salmon burgers doesn’t require much more energy than regular burgers, and you’ll never believe how fresh they taste.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon

For these particular burgers, I went Asian-style, using fresh ginger, garlic, and liquid aminos (you can also use soy sauce).

I added a few tablespoons of gluten-free flour in order to help hold the burgers together – you can also go flourless, or add gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Topping the burgers with pickled ginger, avocado, and cilantro on a bed of greens kicks the experience up a notch.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon

I used Sockeye Salmon delivered to me by Copper River Salmon for these burgers, and my gosh, it’s just the best sockeye I’ve tried.

In case you’re new to Copper River Salmon, you can learn more about them in my Grilled Salmon Recipe and Broiled Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa.

This fish was sustainably sourced from the Prince William Sound in Alaska. I’m typically much more of a king salmon fan (because: fat) than sockeye, but this fish was so fresh and unique in flavor, I’m now a true believer.

These burgers are..

Recipe Highlights:

  • Crispy on the outside
  • Moist and tender on the inside
  • Flavorful and healthful
  • Packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Easy to adapt according to your personal taste

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon

Recipe Adaptation:

  • You can 200% eat these burgers à la bun.
  • If you’re a wasabi sauce lover like me, you can prepare the wasabi mayo from my Ahi Poke Sushi Bowls with Wasabi Mayo.
  • Omit the gluten-free flour to make these burgers grain-free and paleo friendly. If you don’t need to restrict gluten from your diet, you can also use regular all-purpose flour.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon

I hope you enjoy these delicious healthy Salmon Burgers as much as I do!

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Pickled Ginger | #healthy #dinner #recipe #fish #glutenfree #copperriversalmon #wildalaskansalmon
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Asian Salmon Burgers

Asian Salmon Burgers are fresh, flavorful and loaded with nutrients!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Burgers
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Julia


For Serving:

  • Mixed greens
  • Cabbage thinly sliced
  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Avocado sliced
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sesame seeds


Prepare the Salmon Burgers:

  • Add all of the ingredients for the salmon burgers to a food processor and pulse until combined, but still chunky. Avoid making a paste - you may need to stop the food processor, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula, and re-start several times.
  • Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons over medium-high in a cast iron skillet, and form burger patties out of the salmon mixture.
  • Once the skillet is completely hot, carefully place the salmon burgers on the hot surface. Cook for 3 minutes per side, or until burgers are golden-brown on both sides.
  • Serve salmon burgers on a bed of mixed greens with pickled ginger, red onion, avocado, and cilantro.


Serving: 1of 3 | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 1g
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GiGi Eats

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

SALMON ANYTHING calls to me!!!!!

Medha @ Whisk & Shout

Saturday 23rd of July 2016

Love the way you seasoned this burger! The color is awesome :)

Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Friday 22nd of July 2016

I have never tried a salmon burger but you make me want to. They are so bright and lovely! Yum!


Sunday 24th of July 2016

Wahoo! So happy to hear you're inspired to try them. Let me know if you do!

Nora (A Clean Bake)

Friday 22nd of July 2016

Is it just me, or do you hear these burgers screaming "eat me, Nora!!" too!? I can't wait to try them!


Sunday 24th of July 2016

They're totally screaming your name! I think you'd love them, girly!


Friday 22nd of July 2016

What a wonderful way to enjoy salmon! We eat it often, I bet we'd love these!


Sunday 24th of July 2016

Yaaas! I hope you and your family enjoy! They're super easy and are awesome for salmon lovers!

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