Salmon Burgers with Creamy Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Canned salmon is one of those staples I always keep in the house. I try and get more fatty fish in my diet, but also wild salmon can get super expensive when you buy it fresh. Thank goodness for canned salmon as an affordable option!

These salmon burgers are one of my favorite ways to enjoy canned salmon. They are simple to make and really flavorful from the addition of lemon zest, grill seasoning, and capers. It’s a great basic salmon burger recipe that gets taken up a notch with the creamy yogurt-dill sauce.

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I like to enjoy these on a bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion, or as a main with roasted veggies and potatoes.

Salmon Burgers with Creamy Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 lbs canned wild salmon

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup whole grain panko

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Yogurt-Dill Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain full fat yogurt

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard

  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon horseradish


  1. In a large bowl, mix salmon, eggs, panko, lemon zest, grill seasoning, capers, salt and pepper. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a large sided skillet.

  3. Form four patties with the salmon. Place patties in the skillet, press down with the back of a spatula, and cook about 5-7 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. 

  4. While burgers are cooking, whisk together yogurt, mustard, dill, lemon juice and horseradish. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve patties with creamy mustard dill sauce.

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Everything Bagel Salmon Burger

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