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California Salmon Burger

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 10 min.
Try this healthy variation as a delicious alternative at your next backyard barbecue.


  • 1 1/3 lbs boneless, skinless salmon, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sliced olives, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp minced lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 cups loosely packed arugula leaves
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice


  • Place salmon in bowl of food processor and pulse 3 to 5 times until coarsely ground. Transfer to clean mixing bowl and stir in 3/4 cup olives, chives, fennel seeds, lemon zest and salt. Form into 6 patties and grill over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side.
  • While burgers are cooking, slice buns in half and place on grill until lightly toasted, then transfer to serving plates. Combine shallots, arugula, lemon juice and remaining olives in small mixing bowl. Set aside. Place 1 cooked burger on the bottom half of each bun. Top with arugula mixture and remaining buns.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 298
  Calories from Fat 98 (33%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(15%)Cholesterol 45mg
(28%)Sodium 678mg
(17%)Potassium 580mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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