Grilled Salmon Burgers with Zesty Avocado Salsa

Elevate your burger game with these delectable Grilled Salmon Burgers topped with a cool Avocado Salsa. These burgers are packed with flavor and healthy ingredients, making them ideal for a light and satisfying meal on a sunny day. Prepare to impress your taste buds and guests with this delicious recipe!


For the Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 lb (450g) salmon fillet, skin removed, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for grilling

For the Avocado Salsa:

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • Burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. Prepare the Salmon Burgers:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped salmon, breadcrumbs, dill, green onions, garlic, Dijon mustard, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix until well combined, then divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
  • Shape each portion into a patty, ensuring they hold together well. If the mixture feels too wet, add a few more breadcrumbs.
  • Place the salmon patties on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to help them firm up.
  1. Preheat the Grill:
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  1. Grill the Salmon Patties:
  • Once the grill is hot, carefully place the salmon patties on the grill.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the patties are cooked through and have grill marks.
  • Remove the patties from the grill and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Avocado Salsa:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the diced avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño (if using), lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Gently toss until all ingredients are evenly coated. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  1. Assemble the Burgers:
  • Toast the burger buns on the grill for a minute or until lightly golden.
  • Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun, followed by a grilled salmon patty.
  • Top each patty with a generous spoonful of avocado salsa.
  • Place the top half of the bun over the salsa to complete the burgers.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Serve the grilled salmon burgers immediately, accompanied by any remaining avocado salsa on the side.
  • Enjoy the explosion of flavors and textures in every bite!

Grilled Salmon Burgers topped with zesty Avocado Salsa provide the ideal balance of freshness, flavor, and nutrition. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or looking for a light and satisfying meal, these burgers are a surefire hit. Turn on the grill and treat yourself to a delicious culinary adventure!