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Salmon Burger topped with Ginger Wasabi Mayo with lettuce and onion

Salmon Burgers with Ginger Wasabi Mayo

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


Change up burger night with these Salmon Burgers with Ginger Wasabi Mayonnaise. A delicious dinner with a ton of flavor – perfect for fish lovers!



  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets, pin bones and skin removed
  • 1/4 finely cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced or grated, divided
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 hamburger buns or brioche buns
  • Lettuce and sliced red onion, for topping


  1. Cut the salmon into cubes and place in a food processor. Process until it is coarsely ground. You want it to be the texture of ground beef – don’t take it too far. 
  2. Transfer the salmon to a large bowl. To the bowl, add the bell pepper, garlic, 3/4 of the ginger, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, grill seasoning, and pepper. Stir until combined.
  3. Form the mixture into 4 equal sized patties that are about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Drizzle with the oil.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, about 5-6 minutes, then carefully flip and cook the second side, another 5 minutes.
  5. While the patties are cooking, combine the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, lime juice, and remaining ginger.
  6. To serve, spread the ginger-wasabi mayonnaise on the buns and top with a salmon burger, lettuce,  and sliced onion.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Rachael Ray Book of 10

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 714
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 1226 mg
  • Fat: 42 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 50 g
  • Cholesterol: 109 mg

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