Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Celebrate Cinco - Cilantro Salmon Burgers

These burgers taste fantastic and take less than 15 minutes to cook. I'm so glad they turned out to be as amazing as they are, now I can add them to our list of favorite fast recipes for summer. The sauce adds a lot of flavor, and icy cold cucumber slices are key - they add so much flavor and texture. Serve them with some baked sweet potato fries and a huge margarita and you have yourself a Cinco de Mayo meal!

You can use fresh or canned salmon, and these burgers are a great use for leftover cooked salmon. You can grill them outdoors, indoors on a grill pan, or saute them quickly in a non-stick pan like I did.

Cilantro Salmon Burgers (serves 4)

Sauce
1/4 cup low-fat mayo (we used Miracle Whip, which added a nice sweet taste)
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
dash of salt and freshly ground pepper


Burgers
1 lb. salmon, flaked
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 chopped green onion
1/2 jalapeno, diced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
salt & pepper to taste


Fixings
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
1 chilled cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
lettuce
1 lime, cut into four wedges


Instructions
Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Combine burger ingredients and mix well. Form into four equal-sized patties. Grill over medium heat until cooked through.

Divide sauce evenly among four hamburger buns. Top with burger, cucumber slices and lettuce. Serve with lime wedge for garnish.

Nutrition
Calories: 341
Fat: 11.5
Protein: 31.6
Carbs: 30.9
Fiber: 1.8

7 comments:

Gina said...

That sounds so good! Every time I've tried salmon burgers (about twice a year), no one else will eat them but me. Pout.

MyRunningJourney said...

Those sound delicious! I'm going to save that recipe and give these a try!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Thanks so much for posting this!! My hubby is SUPER excited!!

Joyce said...

thanks for sharing this tasty recipe! I will give it a try. Have a golden weekend.xoxo

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

We tried it on Friday night and LOVED it!! Thanks again!

No.35style said...

ohh, will have to try..love cilantro!

Christine (Diet Once A Month Mom) said...

I'm working these into a monthly Diet OAMM menu soon!! These look delish!