Burger Night with a Healthy, Delicious Twist: How to Make Salmon-Spinach Burgers Image

Burger Night with a Healthy, Delicious Twist: How to Make Salmon-Spinach Burgers

July 26, 2022

When you think beyond the usual combos, a whole new world of juicy flavor awaits. With this recipe from one of our readers, we beef up a staple of nearly every household - by removing the beef. Salmon burgers are a healthier variation of the classic burger, but are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, have less fat, and pack amazing taste!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. skinless salmon fillets (preferably wild Alaskan) roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 4 teaspoons fresh juice and wedges for serving
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach or baby-greens mix, tough stems trimmed
  • ½ English cucumber, seeded and cut
  • 8 small tomatoes, quartered
  • Warmed pita bread

Directions:

  1. Put the goat cheese, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and oregano in a bowl. Mash together. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse half if the salmon into a paste. Add 2 cups of spinach and the remaining salmon, lemon zest, and 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp pepper and pulse. Shape the mixture into four patties.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of oil. Cook patties until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Prepare a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and 2 cups of spinach. Add oil and lemon juice and season to taste.
  5. Plate with the pita bread.

This delight only takes 40 minutes to prepare and serves 4.

Do you have a recipe that you’d like us to share? Submit your favorite recipes below for a chance to be featured.

Submit Recipe

Share:
RECENT POSTS
5 Fun Ways to Spread Kindness on National Random Acts of Kindness Day
5 Fun Ways to Spread Kindness on National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Simple gestures can make a big difference for all of us. Everyone appreciates a kind word, a comforting hug, or a warm and


Read More

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Heart Health
7 Do’s and Don’ts for Heart Health

It's February – American Heart Month – a time when the nation spotlights heart health and disease, the No. 1 killer


Read More

Struggling With Your New Year's Resolution? The 'Monday Reset' Can Help You Attain Success
Struggling With Your New Year's Resolution? The 'Monday Reset' Can Help You Attain Success

If that “New Year, New Me” resolution is proving to be more difficult to achieve than you anticipated, you’re


Read More

Jeremy Renner, Actor Who Plays Superhero Hawkeye, Has Life Saved Thanks to Emergency Airlift
Jeremy Renner, Actor Who Plays Superhero Hawkeye, Has Life Saved Thanks to Emergency Airlift

News spread fast on New Year’s Day that actor Jeremy Renner was hospitalized after a “weather-related


Read More

Stay up-to-date on state employee news

Subscribe >

©2020 Texas Public Employees Association. All Right Reserved.