Salmon Burgers

The very moment I took my very first bite I decided salmon burgers are terribly underrated.

The salmon burger was so surprisingly delicious. My mouth watered for more. It was then I realized a new love!

To make these gloriously delectable salmon burgers canned salmon is mixed with bread crumbs, onion, garlic, Dijon, mayonnaise, lemon, dill and parsley then formed into burgers, coated in panko and pan-fried to a golden crispy finish.

The panko crumbs give them a nice crusty coating to complement the creamy, flavorful interiors. And a dollop of dill tartar sauce brings out their best.

Aside from being economical, they’re easy to make using pantry ingredients and can also be frozen.

You can serve them on hamburger buns or on skillet flatbreads made bun-size with lettuce, tomato, onion and my sweet and sour dill tartar sauce.

Salmon Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Salmon Burgers

Surprisingly delicious salmon burgers come together in no time using mostly pantry ingredients!


1 can (14.75 oz) skinless, boneless pink salmon, drained and flaked
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup panko crumbs
vegetable oil, for pan-frying
4 hamburger buns or 8 small flatbreads
lettuce, tomato and onion for serving
dill tartar sauce
1/2 cup regular or low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
sea or Kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine salmon, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, dill, parsley and black pepper. Refrigerate mixture 30 minutes, then form into 4 patties. Add the panko to a shallow dish and coat the patties with them, pressing them on with your hands.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add enough oil to generously coat bottom of pan. Fry until golden brown on bottom, turn over and continue to cook until browned on both sides.
  3. Serve on toasted hamburger buns or flatbreads topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce as desired.
  4. Tartar Sauce
  5. Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper.




  1. Kerstin says

    I can see why you fell in love – they look delicious! I think salmon in sandwiches in general is underrated – salmon BLTs make me so happy :)

  2. BeadedTail says

    These look so good!  We already love making your black bean burgers so I know this will be a family favorite too! 

    Hope Moon got some salmon!

  3. Monetm1218 says

    I agree…salmon burgers are amazing. Ryan brought home so much salmon from Alaska…I may have to sub some of those frozen fillets for the canned in this recipe. Thank you for sharing another tasty meal with me today. Your culinary
    creativity inspires me in my own baking endeavors. I hope you had a good
    Monday. Smiles and love this week!

    • Reeni says

      It does take a minute to load – sorry you’re having problems! I have another
      print option/link at the bottom of the recipe you can use.

  4. mia xara says

    It looks delicious, Reeni! I love the crunchy exterior and the tartar sauce!!! I’m sure everyone in my family will love it too! XO

  5. Peggy Labor says

    Both the burger and the tartar sauce sound absolutely delicious Reeni!  Well done =)

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