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.
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
- 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.
- Stir together yogurt, dill, garlic, and remaining 1 Tbsp lemon juice in a small bowl.
- 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.
- Place burgers on buns, and top with 2 Tbsp yogurt sauce.