Salmon burger with a creamy lime and basil sauce

by Dannii on February 16, 2013

Salmon Burger
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When I was shopping the other day, they had salmon on offer so I bought around 20 salmon fillets and put them in the freezer. Salmon is my favourite fish, it is super tasty, very healthy and you can do so much with it. It takes on other flavours really well as well, so it is great for turning into things like burgers.

I make these with some Thai flavours, but you could really do anything with them, or even keep them super simple.

If you don’t have a food processor, just chop everything up really fine and then follow the other steps. I really would recommend a food processor though – they are so handy and they save a lot of time in the kitchen.

We had ours on a large salad, but you could add it to a burger bun too.


Ingredients – Serves 2:

- 2 salmon fillets

-3 garlic cloves

- 1 lemongrass stalk

- 4 shallots

- A thumb sized piece of ginger

- 2 small green chillies

- Juice of 2 lime

- 4 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt

- 4 tbsp fresh basil


1) Put the skinless salmon, 2 of the garlic cloves, lemon grass, shallots, ginger, chillis and juice of 1 of the limes in a food processor and blend until ground. Take out and form into 2 burger patties.

2) Heat some oil in a pan and cook for around 4 minutes each side.

3) Meanwhile, put the Greek yoghurt, the last garlic clove, juice of 1 lime and the basil in a food processor (clean after using it for the salmon) and blend to make a sauce.

4) Serve with sauce on top of the salmon burger.



Nutritional Information – per person for salmon burger and sauce:

Calories: 243

Fat: 11.5

Carbs: 10

Protein: 25

Fibre: 2


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allie

Another win :) I’ve been trying lots of your recipes lately and have not been disappointed. Thank you very much.


2 Jamie Gibbs

This looks awesome! I need more reasons to eat fish, and I think this will do nicely. I tend to avoid cooking fish dishes because I have little clue how to cook them!

Jamie @ The Zombie Fitness Blog


3 Holly

I am new to your blog, but I love all the recipes and great advice. Thanks.


4 Ingrid

That sauce looks like it would really go well on a burrito.


5 Kirsty

I love these. I make something very similar


6 Miranda

I am always looks for new salmon recipes.


7 Kelly

The sauce sounds amazing.


8 Rachel

I am going to make these with some Mexican spices and add salsa and avocado. yum!


9 andrea

Another great recipe! Keep them coming please.


10 Tabatha

I am going to make this tonight. Off to the store I go!


11 Kate

The sauce sounds delicious, and versatile too. Thanks for all your recipes Dannii.


12 Sue

I love salmon too. I have a salmon salad about 3 times a week :)


13 Gillian

These sound really good. Can’t wait to try them.


14 Bev

We usually always have beef for our burgers, this might be a good way to get my kids to eat fish. Thank you.


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