Lemon Salmon Burger with Creamy Basil Sauce

A quick and tasty way to serve up canned salmon. Enjoy this Lemon Salmon Burger with Creamy Basil Sauce with or without the bun and with a salad.


1 (14-to 15-ounce) can salmon, drained
2 eggs
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
½ teaspoon dried oregano
⅛ teaspoon salt
pinch red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 soft hamburger buns
4 crisp lettuce leaves
4 large tomato slices

for creamy basil sauce:
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh basil, minced


In a medium bowl, combine the salmon, eggs, parsley, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, lemon juice, basil, oregano, salt and red pepper flakes. Form into four patties.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties and cook for about 4 minutes per side or until nicely browned.

the creamy basil sauce:
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon basil.

To serve, set the salmon burger on the bottom bun, a dollop of the basil mayonnaise, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice and the top bun.
Serve right away.

Makes 4 servings

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