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Salmon Burgers

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"These salmon cakes are the perfect snack or meal. They have a high quality, clean protein, veggies, healthy fat and fiber! And they're quick and easy to make ahead and have ready for the week and just delicious."

Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I love wild salmon and wanted another way to enjoy it besides salmon salad. Well these wonderful burgers fit the bill as they are high protein, healthy fat and fiber, are easy and fast to put together and can be used as a main course, which I do often, or as a nutritious snack.

Ingredients You'll Need

14.75 oz. can of wild Alaska Salmon

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

1 teaspoon chili powder (I like Ancho)

1 Tablespoon of cumin (very anti-inflammatory!)

2 eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 small organic zucchini, grated

1 small organic carrot, grated

1 stalk of organic celery, finely chopped

Coconut or avocado oil for cooking


Drain the salmon and break up with a fork in a large bowl. Don't worry about any soft bones. Just mash them in. They are edible and a great source of calcium.

Add veggies, seasonings, flax seeds and coconut flour and combine well. Add eggs and lemon juice and mix well.

I use a regular ice cream scoop and form into 4 good-sized burgers. You can also use a generous tablespoon sized scoop and form into smaller patties and use as a snack.

Cook in a small amount of healthy oil about 5 minutes or until golden over medium heat; gently flip and cook the other side.

You can eat them warm as a main course or cold as a high protein snack.

*My very favorite way to serve them is to roast some sweet grape tomatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano (I do this often in the summer when I have so many grape tomatoes from my garden) and then combine them with a good quality Kalamata type olive and spoon some over each burger. It's absolutely delicious!

Pairs Well With

As a main course you could top with the olive-grape tomato topping and call it a day. You can also serve with a big, green salad or roasted sweet potatoes or other veggies.

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