Easy Salmon Burgers With Dill Honey-Mustard, Horseradish, and Avocado Recipe

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Dill, onions, and horseradish bring these juicy salmon burgers to life. J. Kenji López-Alt

A juicy, flavor-packed salmon burger stuffed with dill, onions, and horseradish, served with a sweet and creamy honey-dijon mayonnaise and avocado slices on toasted buns. It's cooked with just one skillet, and finished in about 15 minutes.

Why this recipe works:

  • Using honey helps to bind the burgers together while adding a touch of sweetness that matches nicely with the browned flavors of the burgers.
  • Filling the salmon with fresh dill, crunchy onions and horseradish adds tons of flavor.

Recipe Facts

4.5

(2)

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless salmon fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 small red onion

  • 1/2 cup fresh dill fronds, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, divided

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 toasted split rolls

  • 4 leaves Butter lettuce

  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, sliced

Directions

  1. Place half of salmon in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, about 10 short pulses. Transfer to a large bowl and repeat with remaining salmon. Alternatively, chop salmon by hand and transfer to a large bowl. Finely mince half of the onion and add to salmon. Thinly slice remaining half onion and set aside.

  2. Add half of the dill, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the honey, and half of the horseradish to the salmon. Season lightly with salt and pepper and knead with hands until homogenous. Form into 4 patties about 4 inches across and 1/3-inch thick. Season exteriors with salt and pepper and set aside.

  3. Combine mayonnaise, dijon mustard, remaining honey, and remaining dill in a small bowl and stir until homogenous

  4. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the patties and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the burgers are just barely cooked through and still slightly rare in the center, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined tray and allow to rest for 2 minutes.

  5. Divide lettuce and onion between the four bottom buns and place a salmon patty on top. Spoon honey mustard over them, then top with avocado and top bun. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
713 Calories
44g Fat
46g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 713
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1138mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 958mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)