Salmon and Spinach Burgers

Did you know salmon is a bit of a rock star? This oily fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are are considered essential for the body. Plus, salmon is a great source of protein and marries well with a variety of flavors. This recipe was created by accident — how many great dishes are invented! I was looking for a use for day-old grilled salmon and whipped up these veggie-infused, super moist burgers in a pinch. Ever since, they have become staples in our kitchen and I hope they become favorites in yours.

Salmon and Spinach Burgers Recipe

Salmon and Spinach Burgers



  • 6 salmon fillets roughly 8z each
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Touch of honey


  • Cooked salmon flaked (recipe above)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper


Salmon prep

  1. Marinate salmon in the fridge for one hour, tossing to coat as needed.
  2. Prepare oven or outdoor grill.
  3. Cook on each side for approximately 5 minutes or until crisp on edges.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Using a fork, remove skin and flake salmon into bite size pieces.
  6. Set aside.

Burger Prep

  1. In a large skillet on low heat, fry onions until translucent and slightly golden.
  2. Add ginger and cook until fragrant.
  3. Raise heat and add spinach until wilted.
  4. Set aside and cool.
  5. In a large bowl, mix spinach mixture and flaked salmon.
  6. Add eggs.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Form burgers into palm shaped patties and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Refrigerate to set.

Cooking the burgers

  1. In a large skillet fry burgers in a touch of olive oil to brown each side.
  2. Transfer burgers to oven and finish cooking.


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