Health

Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon Burger With Yogurt Sauce

sesame-seed-crusted-salmon-burger-yogurt-sauce Photo: Quentin Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) salmon fillet, skinned and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted and divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns

Preparation


1. Combine salmon, spinach, panko, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ginger, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form mixture into 4 (3 1/2-inch) patties. Place remaining sesame seeds onto a plate, and dip one side of patties into seeds to coat.

2. Stir together yogurt, dill, garlic, and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a small bowl.

3. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Cook burgers over medium heat, turning, 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Grill buns, cut sides down, for about 2 minutes or until golden.

4. Place burgers on buns, and top with 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce.


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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 463
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 6g
Protein per serving: 37g
Carbohydrate per serving: 44g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 72mg
Iron per serving: 5mg
Sodium per serving: 660mg
Calcium per serving: 202mg