Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers Recipe

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Addison Published: January 29, 2021 Modified: September 7, 2021
Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers Recipe

How To Make Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers

Loaded with protein-filled ingredients like wild salmon, kale, quinoa, and more, these Salmon Quinoa Burgers are equally flavorful and healthy!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 16ozwild salmon fillet,skin removed
  • 1tspolive oil
  • cupshallots,diced
  • 1cupkale,chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¾cupquinoa,cooked
  • 2tbspdijon mustard
  • ½tspold bay
  • 1large egg,beaten

For Salad:

  • tbspolive oil
  • tbspchampagne vinegar
  • 2tbspshallots,minced
  • tspdijon mustard
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 10cupsbaby arugula,(loose)
  • 1large pink grapefruit,peeled and diced


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, shallots, dijon, salt and pepper.

  2. Cut about a 4 ounces piece off of the salmon and place in a food processor or chopper to finely chop. This will help hold the burgers together.

  3. With a knife, finely chop the remaining salmon, then transfer to a large work bowl.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the oil and saute shallots and kale.

  5. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes until wilted and tender.

  6. Transfer to the bowl with the salmon along with the quinoa, dijon, old bay and egg.

  7. Mix to combine, then form into 5 patties, about ½ cup each.

  8. Lightly heat a nonstick grill pan or skillet over medium heat. When hot, spray with oil and add the salmon patties.

  9. Cook the patties for 4 to 5 minutes. Gently turn and cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

  10. Toss the dressing with the arugula and grapefruit. Divide among four plates.

  11. Top each salad with a salmon burger.


  • Calories: 359.43kcal
  • Fat: 16.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.68g
  • Fiber: 4.25g
  • Sugar: 5.86g
  • Protein: 26.24g
  • Cholesterol: 78.02mg
  • Sodium: 565.31mg
  • Calcium: 108.74mg
  • Potassium: 770.00mg
  • Iron: 2.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.15mg
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