Salmon Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce | @foodiephysician

Salmon Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce

My Salmon Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce are a great way to incorporate nutritious seafood into your family’s diet.

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 255 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 ½ lbs skinless wild Alaskan salmon fillet
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ounce fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs about ½ cup made from 1 slice of bread*
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce like Sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Dill Yogurt Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup plain reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 6 multigrain hamburger buns or bread toasted
  • Assorted toppings like sliced avocado tomato or baby spinach
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  1. Finely dice half of the salmon into pieces about ¼-inch in size. Cut the remainder of the salmon roughly into chunks and place them in a food processor. Pulse until a paste forms. Transfer the paste to a large bowl and add the diced salmon, scallions, mustard, mayonnaise, Old Bay, lemon juice, zest, breadcrumbs, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Gently mix the ingredients together until combined. Form the mixture into 6 equal patties.
  2. To make the sauce, mix the yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, and dill together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Turn on the grill or spray a large nonstick skillet with olive oil spray and heat over medium high heat. Add the burgers (working in batches if needed) and cook 3-4 minutes until browned on the bottom. Flip the burgers over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Serve the burgers on toasted buns with dill yogurt sauce and desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

*To make the fresh breadcrumbs, remove the crusts from a slice of whole wheat bread and tear the bread into pieces. Pulse in a food processor until crumbs form. Can substitute 1/4 -1/3 cup panko or unseasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Total Carbohydrates 4.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 26.8g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.