Sunday, May 4, 2014

Salmon Burgers with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

As the primary cook of our little family, I'm always on the hunt for new recipes to experiment with (salad and quinoa can get boring after a while). Since I work full-time during the week, I love to plan at least one meal that is a little "over-the-top", and completely different from our usual round-up, to make on the weekend.  Lately, this meal has been Sunday dinner.  When I saw a recipe for a Hawaiian Salmon Burger (here), I was so excited to make my own version and knew that it would be perfect for a quick after church lunch!  I love that this is full of healthy fats from the salmon and the avocado, and it's jam-packed with flavor! Seriously, the BBQ sauce for this is mind blowing.  My personal tip, toast the hamburger buns!  Something about charr marks on bread really gets my taste buds going.  Here is what you will need:

Serving Size: Makes 4
Cook time: about 30 minutes total


1 LB. of skinless salmon
1 bunch of cilantro
2 TBS lime juice
1/2 cup BBQ sauce of your choosing
2 TBS. pineapple juice
1 fresh/ripe avocado
1 head of Iceberg (or butter) lettuce
1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 TBS parmesan cheese
4 Hamburger Buns of your choosing


Combine BBQ sauce, pineapple juice, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl and set aside.  In a food processor quickly pulse the salmon meat together (it should be skinless). In another bowl, combine the panko, parmesan, and two TBS of the BBQ mixture (previously set aside) with the salmon and form 4 burger patties (if your mixture is too dry, feel free to add a bit more of the sauce). Reserve the remaing BBQ sauce for topping the burgers later.  On a grill (or pan) cook the salmon patties for 3-4 minutes on each side (make sure to coat the pan/grill with either PAM or Butter/Coconut oil).   About halfway through cooking the burgers, cut the buns in half, coat with butter, and place on the grill (this helps them get nice and toasty). Once the burgers are done, layer bun, lettuce, pattie, and mashed avocado then add a drizzle of BBQ!


  1. Yum!! These look delish!

    1. Thanks :) Let me know if you try them out!