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These easy salmon burgers are healthy, quick, fresh, and have a Cajun twist. Want to know how to cook these delicious burgers? Click for the recipe! Make them low-carb with lettuce, or load up a bun.

Easy Salmon Burger Recipe

These easy salmon burgers are made from simple ingredients and come together fast. The zingy Cajun seasoning in the burgers paired with the lemon garlic mayo sauce makes these burgers irresistible! Ready in about 20 minutes.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 burgers


  • 1 pound skinless fresh salmon 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon scallions chopped
  • Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) for coating the patties
  • Olive oil for frying

Lemon + garlic mayonnaise:

  • 1/3 cup mayo 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  • 4 buns
  • Lettuce/salad greens/arugula (I used butter leaf lettuce) to taste
  • Avocado to taste


  • Add the lemon mayo ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  • Cut the salmon into smaller pieces and add them to a food processor. Pulse a few times until you've got a loosely combined mixture (don't overdo it). Alternatively, you could use a knife to finely chop the fish.
  • Add the salmon to a bowl along with the lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, salt, garlic powder, parsley, and scallions. Use your hands to gently mix it together.
  • Add some panko onto a plate (start with only a small amount - you can always add more).
  • Form the mixture into 4 patties, then coat each of the patties in the panko. The patties will be very delicate and may need to be patted a few times so they stay together. They don't shrink up like beef burgers, so keep the in mind when shaping them.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, cook the salmon patties in 2 batches. I made my burgers fairly thin, so they only took about 3-4 minutes/side. 
  • Assemble burgers with the mayo and toppings. Enjoy!


  • Try not to over-work the salmon mixture or the burgers won't be as good.
  • I don't recommend BBQing these burgers because they're very delicate and can come apart easily.
  • If you're not into the Cajun spice blend, feel free to replace it with your favorite herb/spice blend.
  • This is the food processor I used to make this recipe.