Salmon Burgers with Basil-Garlic Mayo


Here is another recipe that came as a result of my thinking “what should I do with this salmon today”? The combination of the salmon, red onions and basil mayo made this burger recipe a keeper . It was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to have another for lunch soon.

Buen provecho!



(4 burgers)

  • 1 pound salmon, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions,chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Hambuger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Mayo

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. To make the burgers: place the salmon, onion, scallion, lemon juice, salt and peper in a food processor and process until all the ingredients are blended.
  2. Divide the salmon mixture into 4 patties. Place on a plate and refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the mayo: Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil and cook the patties for about 7 minutes on each side or to your more or less to your liking.
  5. To serve: Place 1 bun bottom on each plate, top with lettuce, red onion, and 1 patty. Spread the basil mayo on top of the patty and cover with the bun top.
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  1. says

    Really good one, Erica. And the great thing with this type of dish is you can change it’s ‘ethnicity’ by just the addition of a few different seasonings.

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