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Salmon-Basil Burgers
with green bean “fries”

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Salmon burgers are a lighter variation on the classic hamburger. This version is served with a tangy sauce that is also used as a dipping sauce for green bean “fries." Our community loved these burgers when they were first featured in 2015.
Smarts: We know that it’s a stretch to call green beans “fries,” but we do think they are nearly as fun to dip as their starchy counterpart. Just be sure not to overcook the beans so they still retain some crunch.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Salmon-Basil Burgers:
  • Basil - 8 leaves, finely chopped
  • Salmon - 1 lb
  • Panko - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 1
  • Capers - 2 Tbsp, drained and rinsed
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves, leaves torn (sub iceberg)
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4
Balsamic Aioli:
  • Mayonnaise - 6 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
Green Bean “Fries”:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make balsamic aioli - Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and lemon zest. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Basil / Green beans - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make salmon patties - Rinse salmon and pat dry. Use a knife to chop up the salmon meat. Combine salmon, panko, egg, basil, capers, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Form into 3/4” / 2 cm thick patties (1 patty / serving). The patty should feel quite wet, but if it feels too wet to hold together, add some additional panko. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then salmon patties to heated oil. Sear on each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover pan with a lid or foil, and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until patties feel firm to touch. Remove from heat and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Place green beans in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, until tender but still a bit crunchy.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over green beans and season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Toast buns.
  5. Assemble salmon burgers with half the balsamic aioli (reserve the other half), salmon patties, lettuce, and tomatoes. Serve green beans on the side with the remaining half of balsamic aioli for dipping. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 42 reviews

Very impressed with this recipe. Everyone enjoyed it. Patty had great flavor.

By: Brenda
Posted: Jul 18, 2019
Diet: Original

LOVED this. Brings flavors from the PNW we've greatly missed!

By: Juliana
Posted: Nov 10, 2018
Diet: Original

If good salmon wasn't so expensive near me, I'd eat this every week.

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Diet: Original

Didn't actually make the veggie burger patties (time dictated frozen patties instead), but did do the green beans and aioli. The beans were quick and yummy! They didn't really even need the aioli.

By: Caroline
Posted: Sep 19, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

Really good. I would make it again.

By: Carri
Posted: Sep 05, 2018
Diet: Original

Oh man, I was really into this. I ate the burger without the bun just to save some calories, and it was still great.

By: Jenna
Posted: Aug 29, 2018
Diet: Original