Dr. Nandi’s Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon Burger

Dr. Nandi's Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon Burger

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Swap your beef burger for salmon and get less saturated fat and more omega-3’s. Sesame seeds and soy sauce add an Asian flair, and the savory yogurt sauce enhances the grilled buns.

  • Author: Therese


1 (1-lb.) salmon fillet, skinned and chopped

2 cups chopped baby spinach

1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided

1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger

1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted and divided

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill

1/2 tsp minced garlic

Olive oil cooking spray

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns


  1. Combine salmon, spinach, panko, 1 Tbps lemon juice, ginger, soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form mixture into 4 (3 1/2-inch) patties. Place remaining sesame seeds onto a plate, and dip one side of patties into seeds to coat.
  2. Stir together yogurt, dill, garlic, and remaining 1 Tbsp lemon juice in a small bowl.
  3. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Cook burgers over medium heat, turning, 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Grill buns, cut sides down, for about 2 minutes or until golden.
  4. Place burgers on buns, and top with 2 Tbsp yogurt sauce.
Swap your beef burger for Dr. Nandi\'s hearty Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon Burger recipe!