Salmon Burgers with Greek Yogurt and Dill Lemon Sauce

During the summertime I love to be outside, and grilling is such a fun weeknight activity to do with your family or friends. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cheeseburger, but these salmon burgers are a great healthy change every once in a while. They are so easy to make and packed with flavor from all the capers, zesty lemon, and dill. When I make these burgers I usually make a double batch so I can freeze the extra patties. I fully cook them and then individually wrap each one for easy weeknight dinners! Happy grilling!

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Salmon Burgers with Greek Yogurt and Dill Lemon Sauce

  • Prep Time: 25m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 45m
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 4 patties


for the Patties:

  • 1 lb salmon, skin removed
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. capers
  • 1/4 c red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper

for the Sauce:

  • 1 c 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. dill, minced
  • 2 tsp. capers, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Toppings, optional

  • arugula
  • whole grain buns
  • sliced avocado
  • Sriracha


  1. Cut the salmon into small cubes and place them in a food processor. Add the onion, egg, bread crumbs, capers, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the processor. Pulse the mixture until just combined. You do not want to over-mix the salmon mixture or they will become tough.
  2. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium/high heat. Drizzle the grill with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. When the grill is hot, add the patties. I like to cook 2 at a time because my grill pan is not very large. You do not want to overcrowd the grill. Cook the patties until the salmon starts to turn a light orange/pink color on the cooking side, about 5 to 7 minutes. Flip the burgers and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. The second side will not take as long to cook. When the burgers are done, you can let them rest while you make your sauce.
  3. To make the sauce, mix the greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill, capers, salt, and pepper in a bowl together. Taste the sauce. It should be very flavorful so you may need to adjust the seasoning or acidity.
  4. To serve the burger, I keep them open face with arugula, plenty of sauce (it\'s healthy so why not!), sliced avocado, and the salmon patty. Sometimes I drizzle them with Sriracha for a little kick!

xo, Rachel



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