Salmon Burgers

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

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Instructions:

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

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