in , ,

Salmon Burgers with Smoked Paprika Sauce

You can Swap ground beef for fresh salmon to make healthy salmon burgers. Similar to a crab cake, these tender salmon patties will melt in your mouth with great multitude of fabulous flavors.

Salmon Burgers with Smoked Paprika Sauce

Here's an easy recipe for homemade salmon burgers with a healthy take on secret sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burger, Salmon, Salmon Burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 958kcal


  • 14-Cup Food Processor
  • 12-Inch Nonstick Skillet
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set



  • cup Each mayonnaise and sour cream
  • 2 tsp. Minced fresh dill
  • 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. Red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 ½ cups Butter cracker crumbs (such as Ritz), about 20 crackers
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. 2Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tsp. Each garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and black pepper
  • 1  lb. Skinned salmon fillet, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. Capers
  • 1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Safflower or vegetable oil


  • 4 Hamburger buns split and toasted
  • Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, and sliced red onion


  • Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, paprika, and pepper flakes; season with salt.
  • Pulse cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, minced onion, lemon juice, mustard, egg white, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and black pepper in a food processor to combine. Add salmon and capers; pulse until semi-smooth with a few larger pieces.
  • Gently shape salmon mixture into four patties the same size as the buns, then freeze until firm, 10–15 minutes. Dredge salmon patties in panko.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add patties and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Assemble burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, and sliced onion. Serve burgers with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories958
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 66g 102%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 56%
  • Cholesterol 90mg 30%
  • Sodium 952mg 40%
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g 18%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Protein 35g 70%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    What do you think?

    Written by Lisa Yarde

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating

    GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

    Perfect Pie Crust

    Honey Mustard Baked Salmon