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A bite taken out of a salmon burger with lemon dill sauce.
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Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce

Flavorful salmon burgers are topped with a homemade lemon dill sauce. You can serve these salmon burgers plain or between 2 buns.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 patties


  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets - skin and bones removed
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped (can use dill in place of the parsley if you'd like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • vegetable oil - for frying (can also use olive oil)

Lemon Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch lemon pepper


  • In the bowl of a food processor add the salmon and pulse until salmon is lightly ground. About 6, 5 second pulses. Transfer the salmon to a large bowl. Add the panko bread crumbs, egg, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and lemon juice to the salmon. Mix everything to combine. 
  •  Form the mixture into 6 equal sized patties. 
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot add the patties to the skillet and fry for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and golden and slightly crisp. See note #1.
  • Can serve the salmon burgers with or without a bun. I love to eat mine on a bun topped with lettuce or arugula. Smear the lemon dill sauce on the bun or atop the salmon burger prior to serving.

Lemon Dill Sauce

  • In a medium size bowl whisk together the mayo, garlic, dill week, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and lemon pepper.


  1. You may need to cook your salmon patties in batches, depending on how large your skillet is. I cooked mine in 2 batches. 
  2. Store the lemon dill sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep in the fridge for about 10-14 days.
  3. Store any leftover salmon burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  4. You can make this recipe with just 1 lb of salmon fillet if you'd like. Rather than making 6 patties, it will make about 5. 
  5. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender to gently grind the salmon. Be careful as you do this, as we don't want the salmon ground too fine. A few quick pulses (just like the recipe card notes) and you'll be in business!


Calories: 324kcal (16%), Carbohydrates: 4g (1%), Protein: 25g (50%), Fat: 22g (34%), Saturated Fat: 4g (20%), Cholesterol: 105mg (35%), Sodium: 418mg (17%), Potassium: 578mg (17%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Vitamin A: 124IU (2%), Vitamin C: 2mg (2%), Calcium: 28mg (3%), Iron: 1mg (6%)