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Healthy Salmon Burger Recipe | This clean eating healthy salmon burger is delicious! It's just as yummy and juicy as an ordinary burger, but so much lighter and better for you. It doesn't leave you feeling heavy or bloated and always goes down well at BBQs and picnics!

Healthy Salmon Burger

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 burgers


For the burgers

  • ½ lb salmon fillets chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the herb cream cheese

  • 4 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from approx ½ a lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoon salt

Healthy salmon burger toppings (optional)

  • lettuce leaves
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced onion
  • burger buns


  • Place all the ingredients for the salmon burgers into the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times until the salmon has broken down and the seasonings are mixed in. Don't pulse too much - you still want a few salmon chunks for texture.
  • Tip the salmon mix onto a clean counter and divide into 2. Mold each half into a patty using your hands.
  • Place a large non-stick pan over a medium-high heat and cook the burgers for 4 minutes on each side. While the burgers are cooking, stir together all the ingredients needed for the herb cream cheese and chill until needed.
  • Spread the herb cream cheese on top of the burgers and enjoy. Alternatively, add some lettuce, tomato and onion to your burgers and sandwich them inside a bun for a yummy, filling sandwich.