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Salmon-Basil Burgers
with fennel and green bean salad

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
Salmon burgers are a fun way to get your omega-3's. Served up with a side fennel and green bean salad, this is a light summery meal.
Smarts: Cook up more patties and keep a few extra in the freezer.


Salmon-Basil Burgers:
  • Salmon - 1 lb
  • Basil - 2 Tbsp , finely chopped
  • Gluten-free breadcrumbs (sub almond meal) - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 1
  • Capers - 2 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, butter - 4 leaves , for burger toppings
  • Tomatoes, large - 1 , sliced for burger
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Gluten-free burger buns - 4
  • Creme fraiche - 4 Tbsp
Fennel and Green Bean Salad:
  • Basil - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Fennel, small - 1/2 bulb , sliced
  • Green beans - 1 lb , trimmed
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 Tbsp
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp


  1. Salmon - Rinse and dry. Use a knife to chop up the salmon meat.
  2. Basil (for burgers and salad) / Fennel / Green beans - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make patties - Combine salmon, breadcrumbs, egg, basil (just the burger’s portion), 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 more breadcrumbs. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep burger toppings.
  5. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together red wine vinegar, mustard, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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  1. Place trimmed green beans in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until tender but still crunchy.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then 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.
  3. Toss fennel, green beans, capers, and basil with vinaigrette.
  4. Toast buns if desired and assemble salmon burgers with patties, creme fraiche, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other burger condiments you enjoy. Serve with green bean salad on the side.



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