Spring Time Recipe: Salmon Burgers

March 20th, 2014 by Live Well Omaha Kids

It’s finally spring — which means it’s time to put away the comfort foods and start thinking light. This week’s recipe idea is Salmon Burgers. This light, tasty burger proves that salmon can be every bit as satisfying as beef. Pair it with Asparagus, Grapes and 1% or Skim Milk for a fantastic meal.

Asparagus is high in folate and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Wrap the bottom of the asparagus spears in wet paper towels and keep in a plastic bag in the refridgerator for up to four days. Before eating, rinse the asparagus spears under running water and cut or break off the wood portion (the spear will snap easily at this point). Try grilling or roasting the asparagus for the best flavor!

Salmon Burgers
Makes 6 servings


1-2/3 c. course cracker crumbs*1/2 small onion
1 (15 oz.) can salmon OR 2 (6 oz.) cans tuna in water, drained
2/3 c. low-fat milk
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 c. celery, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Mixture will be moist.
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat skillet. Drop fish mixture onto skillet using a 1/3 or 1/2 cup measuring cup.
  3. Brown on both sides.

* Dry bread crumbs, crushed unsweetened cereal, or uncooked oatmeal can be used instead of the cracker crumbs.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 230
Total Fat 9g (13% DV)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (12% DV)
Cholesterol 120mg (41% DV)Sodium 730mg (31% DV)
Total Carbohydrate 17g (6% DV)
Dietary Fiber 1g (3% DV)
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 20%
Iron 10%

Content source: University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension’s Eat Smart. Be Active. 2014 Calendar

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