5-Ingredient Salmon Burgers from Holley Grainger

5-Ingredient Salmon Burgers

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Dinner, seafood, main dish
  • Cuisine: American


Transform canned salmon into simple and savory Salmon Burgers. Serve these on a bun with avocado and hot sauce or as is with lemon juice and briny capers.



  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 6 in oz. can wild Alaskan salmon (water, drained)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add in oats, pulsing into a flour-like consistency.
  2. Add in drained wild Alaskan salmon, diced onion, minced garlic, egg, salt and pepper. Pulse to combine until mixture forms paste-like consistency. You may have to stop to scrape down the sides a few times.
  3. Form into 4 pattties and place in fridge to chill for 15-20 minutes.
  4. When ready to cook, heat pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Place patties in pan when hot, and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Enjoy as is, or stuff in between two buns for a perfectly tasty alternative to your traditional burger!