Alaskan Salmon Burgers

Not sure how to use canned salmon? Try this easy recipe for salmon burgers. Serve on a bun with a side of crunchy veggie sticks.

Alaskan salmon burger recipe prepared on a bun with lettuce and tomato.

Serves: 6

Serving Size: 1 patty

Prep and cook time: 20 minutes


1 12-oz. can of pink or red salmon
3 slices whole wheat bread or ½ cup corn meal
½ tsp. dried mustard (optional)
¼ cup chopped onions
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 egg whites or 1 Tbsp. egg substitute
1 tsp. canola oil


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Flake the salmon, blending in the skin and the tiny soft bones.
  3. Put in a colander and rinse under cold water for 1 minute to remove some of the extra sodium.
  4. Tear bread into small pieces.
  5. Stir together salmon with bread, onion, lemon juice, mustard (if using), and egg whites until well blended.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. While it heats, form the salmon mixture into six patties.
  7. Cook patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.

Menu Ideas:

Serve each burger on a bun with lettuce and tomato slices. Serve with veggie sticks and a glass of nonfat milk for a complete meal.


Heidi Bennett
Nutrition Connections Teacher
Asst Extension Teacher
Phone: (603) 641-6060
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824