These salmon avocado burgers are a nutritional jackpot! Even better, they’re quick to make, a fantastic food prep staple, and so tasty — you and your entire family will love them and dinner will be served in under 20 minutes!
As a flexitarian, I do waiver over to the pescatarian walk of life every once in a while. Sometimes I just crave fish. I’m not totally sold on the fact that “a craving is our body’s way of telling us that it’s missing a nutrient,” but I typically listen.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I undoubtedly believe that we MUST listen to our bodies!!! Get in touch with your hunger and satiety signals (we lose them around age 5 if we’re not careful!). If we eat when we’re hungry and stop when we’re full, pounds will appear to fall off and true nourishment will begin!
This recipe will appeal to a savory craving or two and double as a quick weeknight dinner your entire family will love. I don’t often post meat or fish recipes on C it Nutritionally, but when I land on a recipe I’m obsessed with, it’s a must-share!
These salmon avocado burgers are…
- Packed with omega 3 fatty acids (found in in salmon, avocado, and flaxseeds), which reduce inflammation, fight chronic disease, and boost brain health!
- A significant source of protein!
- Contain fiber, which is a nutrient we hardly ever get enough of.
- Contain vitamin D, which is rarely found in food, (it’s potent in salmon)!
- A good source of calcium, which is found in canned salmon.
While I try to minimize my intake of canned products, canned salmon is one product I will eat, as long as I purchase it carefully. First, I make sure the cans are BPA-free and free of dents or bulges. Then, I aim to buy wild salmon. Several studies have shown that wild salmon has superior health benefits than farm-raised salmon. I try to use Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon when possible.
Despite how good these burgers taste, I must warn you…your home may stink a little after this one, so open your windows!
- 14 oz salmon (I used Wild Alaskan canned salmon without skin or bones)
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash or other no-salt mixed seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 medium avocado
- 1. Flake salmon into a medium-sized bowl. Add all other ingredients, except for avocado, and mix until well combined.
- 2. To avoid green burgers, add avocado and gently combine so you still have some chunks visible.
- 3. Form into six patties. If the mixture seems too wet, add another tablespoon of ground flaxseeds or quick oats.
- 4. In an oil-coated grill pan, place burgers over medium-high heat. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on one side (without moving!) to let brown, then gently flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. A golden crust should form.
- 5. Serve on a whole grain bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and more avocado or a top a large salad!
- 6. Enjoy!
Mmm I think these would go well with my lemon avocado dressing! Ya think I’m ready for summer?!