Salmon Burgers with Basil-Garlic Mayo

by Erica Dinho on August 25, 2010


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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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan Nova August 25, 2010 at 12:57 PM

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.


2 Mari's Cakes August 25, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Looks delicious, now I can’t wait till I make some for me!!

Love the mayo ingredients, must taste wonderful.


3 Belinda @zomppa August 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I can just imagine!!!!!!!!!! I want some!


4 Faith August 25, 2010 at 4:44 PM

I love salmon burgers too! Yours look fantastic, especially with that flavored mayo you made!


5 Simply Life August 25, 2010 at 8:19 PM

wow! those burgers look amazing!


6 gloria August 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Erica I love these salmon burgers, look fantastic! gloria


7 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog August 25, 2010 at 9:17 PM

I’d love to try this recipe, but here salmon is so expensive…anyway I know that taste super!




8 my boyfriend cooks for me August 25, 2010 at 9:22 PM

This looks fantastic!!!! Great idea.


9 Oysterculture August 25, 2010 at 11:00 PM

This just looks yummy, cannot wait to try it. BTW, I shared your site with my Columbian friend and she is so excited. Have a great week.


10 Jhonny Walker August 25, 2010 at 11:42 PM

you rock Erica..this is real good


11 Chef E August 26, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Ummm, I have to make these and some crab cakes soon! Your photo is so beautiful…


12 Barbara August 26, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Now this is right up my alley, Erica! Sounds delicious and what a super photo!


13 Lisa August 26, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Those look gorgeous.


14 Kim August 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Ooohhh! Basil and Garlic mayo would pair so well with salmon. It looks fantastic!!


15 5 Star Foodie August 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Fantastic burgers and the basil-garlic mayo is super flavorful!


16 Chris August 28, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Wow, I love the summery flavors of this dish, Erica!

I made your spinach cake for a post at Our Krazy Kitchen ( and we also made your arroz con coca cola to go with the lomo al trapo I made Thursday. So glad I had your blog as a resource! Keep up the great work, Erica.


17 Erica August 28, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Chris- Thank you so much!


18 Sophie August 28, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Delightful salmon burgers!!! I also love the basil garlic mayo with it!! I will make them tomorrow!!

thanks again, my friend!


19 Angie's Recipes August 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Why didn’t I think of using salmon to make a burger?! :-) Looks fabulous!


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