Bell pepper, red onion, and fresh parsley mix with salmon fillets for form delicious Broiled Salmon Burgers. Top Salmon Burgers with your favorite burger toppings--we chose basil, tomato slices, relish, and yogurt.Get nearly 100% of your daily requirement of protein. Salmon is rich in hearth-healthy fats, but if it’s too fishy, swap in shrimp. Trade hamburger buns for whole-wheat buns or whole-wheat pitas for added fiber.


Credit: Romulo Yanes

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30 mins
Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)


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  • Preheat the broiler to medium-high with the rack 4 inches from the heat source. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with the oil.

  • Combine the garlic and one-third of the salmon in a food processor. Process to a purée, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container as necessary.

  • Add the remaining salmon along with the onion, bell pepper, parsley, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pulse until the salmon is chopped, but not too finely. Shape the mixture into 4 patties and put on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Broil, undisturbed, until the side exposed to the heat develops a browned crust (3-5 minutes). Carefully turn the burgers and repeat on the other side, cooking until the salmon has turned opaque throughout (3-5 minutes more). Serve on buns with the basil, tomato, relish, and yogurt.


Recipes adapted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from "How to Cook Everything The Basics" by Mark Bittman. Copyright © 2012

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 2.9g; mono fat 4.1g; poly fat 5.5g; protein 40g; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 95mg; iron 4mg; sodium 387mg; calcium 128mg.