Heart Healthy Salmon Burgers
Try this quick and easy recipe for salmon on a budget. Using delicious, easy to fix canned salmon is the perfect trick to increase omega-3 rich seafood in your everyday diet. Omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke. Our bodies do not make omega-3 fats so we must get them from the food we eat. Foods like salmon, walnuts and leafy green vegetables are great sources of omega-3 fats.
Salmon Burgers on Whole Wheat Bun
15 ounces canned salmon, boneless, skinless and drained
8 crackers (saltine-type), crushed
3 tbsp. light mayonnaise
¼ c. chopped bell pepper, seeds removed
1 tsp lemon juice
4 drops hot sauce, optional
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato
Put salmon in a medium bowl.
Add cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, bell pepper, lemon juice and hot sauce (if you like) to the bowl. Mix well.
Shape the salmon into 4 patties.
Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray or olive oil. Place skillet on stovetop over medium heat.
Cook salmon cakes, turning once with a spatula, until lightly browned on each side.
Put burgers on buns. Top with a lettuce leaf and slice of tomato if you like, and serve.
*The burgers can also be served with salad or vegetables instead of the bun for an even lower carbohydrate alternative.
Nutrition information per serving (includes bun):
Calories 360, carbohydrate 34g, cholesterol 75mg, fiber 3g, fat 10g, protein 27g