herb cream cheese stuffed salmon burger

herb cream cheese stuffed salmon burger

prep time: 25 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 35 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 1 burger each


  • 4 (6 oz.) skinless salmon fillets, cut into chunks and divided
  • 3 Tablespoons minced sweet onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced basil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced cilantro (or use your favorite fresh herbs: dill, oregano, chives, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Assorted toppings: sliced red onion, cilantro, lettuce, tomato, cucumber

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat grill to medium high. Place 3 oz. salmon in a food processor and pulse to grind; transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Add remaining chunked salmon, onion, egg, panko, salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice; blend well. Form 8 thin patties and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, blend cream cheese, minced garlic, herbs and garlic salt together.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of herbed cream cheese onto the center of 4 of the patties; top with the remaining 4 patties. Press along the edges of the patties to seal; brush patties with olive oil.
  5. Grill 3–5 minutes each side or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  6. Serve on top of buns with toppings of choice

per serving: 410 calories, 21g fat, 7g saturated fat, 155mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 40g protein