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Gorgeously garnished salmon burgers

Classic hamburgers are a summertime staple, but why not switch things up a bit next time you get the urge to fire up the grill? This tasty salmon burger garnished with crispy toppings galore is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and something fresh and different for a nice spring supper on the deck with mom.

(Makes 6 servings)

For the patties:

  • 700 g (about 1.5 lbs.) fresh salmon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the tartar sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup relish
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced cucumber
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced sweet pickles
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the burgers:

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Place onion slices in a bowl of cold water. Set aside.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the patties. Make four equal-sized patties. Set aside.
  3. Mix together all the ingredients for the tartar sauce.

4. On a preheated BBQ grill, cook salmon patties approximately 4 minutes each side. Toast buns on grill for last minute of cooking.
5. Remove onion slices from water and pat dry.
6. Assemble the burgers by placing a handful of baby spinach, a salmon patty, a spoonful of tartar sauce and a few onion slices on each bun.