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Salmon Burgers with Creamy Chimichurri

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time28 mins

This recipe for Salmon Burger with Creamy Chimichurri is similar to a classic crab cake. Salmon gives you good fats and healthy omega-3’s. The Greek Yogurt is a healthy substitute for mayo, and the creamy chimichurri is a perfect complement with herbs and avocado. Get this one to a grill near you!

Pair Recipe with Salmon Burgers with Creamy Chimichurri with:
Beet and Squash Chips

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Beef Burger with Caramelized Onions and Sundried Tomato Ketchup
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For the Salmon Cakes:
 10 oz cooked salmon, flaked (canned is ok!)
 1 egg
 ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  cup breadcrumbs
 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
 Dash or two of hot sauce (optional)
 ¼ cup packed chopped fresh parsley
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp lemon zest
 Salt and pepper
 Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Pan Frying
For Serving:
 Red onions, thinly sliced
 4 brioche buns
For the Creamy Chimichurri:
 1 cup Italian parsley (fresh and firmly packed)
 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
 4 garlic cloves
 ¼ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 tbsp lime juice
  cup Greek yogurt
 2 tbsp Colavita White Wine Vinegar
 1 large avocado
 ¼ tsp salt
 red pepper flakes (to taste)

In a large mixing bowl, place the greek yogurt, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, hot sauce (optional), parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest. Mix to just combine.


Now add to the bowl the salmon, egg, and salt and pepper. Mix until very well combine.


Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but can be left overnight.


Once chilled, form the mixture into 4 patties with your hands.


Add about 4 tbsp Colavita olive oil to a large, wide skillet and heat until shimmering.


Add the patties to the skillet and pan fry 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.


Remove from the skillet to a paper towel lined plate.

To Make the Chimichurri:

Combine all the chimichurri ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning. The creamy chimichurri can be stored in the fridge for a week, covered.


Place some lettuce on the bottom half of the brioche buns.


Top with a salmon patty.


Dollop the chimichurri on top of the salmon patty.


Garnish with red onions and top with the other half of the bun.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4