Spicy Salmon Burgers


Last Updated on December 3, 2023

Spicy salmon burgers served with all your favorite fix-ins! These meal prep friendly burgers are my favorite protein to stock the freezer with.

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Spicy Salmon Burgers

I love a good handheld dinner during busy weeknights, and these insanely delicious salmon burgers have been a staple for years! They’re simple, quick, and SO satisfying. Plus, they come together within 30 minutes, making them the perfect weeknight meal.

I love serving them with a spicy slaw mix or my sumac red onions.

These salmon burgers are a great make ahead option to keep in the freezer. You can make them into sliders to serve as an appetizer, or toss them onto a salad to lighten things up during the week.

If you’re not a huge salmon fan, you can substitute any other fish in this recipe and it would be just as good. I’m confident that ground chicken or turkey would work well, too!

I love these burgers because they’re quick to make, and nutritious. You get some good quality protein along with heart-healthy omega-3 fats with every serving.

I love them on a bun, over a kale salad, or even in a wrap. I always double the recipe so I have a quick dinner on the table during busier nights.

What to serve with your salmon burgers:

  • spicy slaw– I love to incorporate a fresh veggie with my burgers and this super simple spicy slaw is a winner! it’s made with cabbage, jalapeño, mayo, lemon juice and sriracha
  • spicy mayo- can you tell we like things spicy around here? 2-ingredient spicy mayo is our favorite condiment on just about everything!
  • avocado– I’m not a huge fan of avocados on burgers, unless its a fish burger. The flavors work so well together, and you boost up those omega-3 fats
  • pickled or sumac onions– they add the perfect flavor to these burgers

Other topping ideas: fresh or caramelized onions, tomatoes, or pickles. You can serve these burgers as pictured, or on a lettuce bun, wrap, or in a salad. Either way, you’re going to love them!

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Salmon Burgers with Spicy Slaw

5 from 3 votes
Course: Main


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NOTES: to double the recipe, I suggest doubling all of the ingredients except the coconut aminos. Use only 1/3 cup of the coconut aminos or 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce


  • 1 lb 1 salmon, skin removed

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 whole wheat breadcrumbs or panko crumbs, use gluten-free if needed

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 coconut aminos or 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 2 stalks green onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp 1 dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp 1 sriracha

  • 1 tbsp 1 sesame seeds

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped

  • Pinch of salt & pepper

  • Spicy Slaw
  • 2 cups 2 shredded cabbage

  • 1 small 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp 2 mayo

  • 1 tbsp 1 sriracha

  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Spicy Mayo
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 mayo

  • 2 tbsp 2 sriracha

  • Serve with:
  • Pickled onions or sumac onions

  • Whole wheat bun, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, pickles


  • Grind the salmon in a food processor until fully chopped
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix well with remaining ingredients
  • Form into 4 palm sized burgers and grill on a lightly greased skillet for about 4-5 minutes per side on medium heat
  • Toss together slaw ingredients and serve on top of burgers or as a side. Top with spicy mayo and add-ons of choice!
  • You can freeze them cooked or uncooked for up to 3 months!

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Tag @somethingnutritious on Instagram- I’d love to see your creations!

More salmon recipes you’ll love:

Salmon Sushi Salad

Honey Garlic Salmon

Pan-seared Salmon with Pearled Couscous


  1. Alexandra

    I saw this originally on your IG. It looks like you put sesame oil as well in it, but I don’t see it in the recipe here! Wondering if I do want to include, how much?

  2. Made these for dinner tonight and they turned out amazing! Even added pickles as a topping and sliced avocado and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  3. Allison

    This recipe is a winner in my book! It’s super easy to prepare (with mostly standard pantry items!), cooks up quickly, and is utterly delicious. Thank you!

  4. Kate S.

    I made these on a Monday morning when I had a quick work break and needed to prep meals for the week! I stuck the patties in the fridge until we were ready to grill them! They stayed solid on the grill mat and refrigerated/reheated well. Will definitely add to the rotation!

    • Yay! I’m happy to hear they worked out well for you 🙂

    • Made these for dinner last week. My 6 year old said it wasn’t his favorite but somehow devoured every last bite! I will definitely be making these again.

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