Salmon Burger with Sesame Sauce

The Salmon Burger with Sesame Sauce is an exquisite culinary creation that transcends the boundaries of traditional burgers, offering a refreshing alternative to beef.

This burger features a tender, flaky salmon patty that’s both hearty and healthy, complemented by a rich, creamy sesame sauce that’s nutty with a hint of sweetness. It is an ode to the fusion of American and Asian flavors, making it a gourmet choice for those looking to indulge in something unique yet familiar.


For the Salmon Patties:

  • 1 pound fresh salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Sesame Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

For the Toppings:

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Mixed greens or arugula
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced


  • 4 whole wheat or sesame burger buns, toasted


Salmon Patties:

  1. Finely chop the salmon fillet or pulse a few times in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ground salmon, green onions, dill, lemon zest, beaten egg, panko breadcrumbs, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Form the mixture into 4 equally sized patties.

Sesame Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and rice vinegar until smooth.
  2. Stir in sesame seeds.

Cooking the Patties:

  1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly oil it.
  2. Cook the salmon patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.


  1. Spread a generous amount of sesame sauce on the bottom half of each toasted bun.
  2. Place a salmon patty on each bun.
  3. Top with slices of avocado, a handful of mixed greens or arugula, and a few rings of red onion.
  4. Finish with the top half of the bun.


  • Present the Salmon Burger with Sesame Sauce immediately, showcasing the luscious, moist texture of the salmon against the robust flavors of the sauce.


  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • This recipe yields 4 salmon burgers, ideal for a family meal or an upscale backyard barbecue experience.


The Salmon Burger with Sesame Sauce stands out for its delicate balance of flavors. The salmon patty is a heart-healthy alternative to red meat, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and provides a delicate seafood sweetness that is beautifully enhanced by the tangy zest of lemon.

The sesame sauce, with its creamy texture and toasty undertones, envelops the patty in a velvety blanket of flavor. The fresh, crisp vegetables add layers of texture and freshness, while the toasted buns offer a subtle crunch and earthy notes.

Together, these components unite to create a burger that is both nutritionally balanced and explosively flavorful—a truly sophisticated choice for the discerning burger aficionado.