Salmon Burgers with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Lemon, horseradish, and scallions brighten these healthful salmon burgers. Broiling them creates a delicious golden-brown crust without extra fat.


  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons plain dried breadcrumbs

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • Romaine lettuce, for serving


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. In a medium bowl, combine salmon, horseradish, lemon zest and juice, egg, scallions, breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; mix gently with a fork.

  2. Form salmon mixture into four 3 1/2-by-1-inch patties; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil without turning until browned on top and opaque throughout, 6 to 7 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine yogurt and dill in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Serve burgers on buns with yogurt-dill sauce and lettuce.


Cook's Notes

To finely dice salmon without crushing it, start by thinly slicing the fillet with a sharp knife. Cut the slices lengthwise into strips, then crosswise.

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