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Salmon Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

Does anyone else have picky children? My kids are the weirdest! If I put a salmon fillet in front of them they won’t eat it but if I put a salmon burger in front of them, they’ll gobble it right up! That’s why I came up with these Salmon Burgers with Broccoli Slaw. They’re an absolute slam-dunk in our house! Pleasing all, from toddler to Daddy.

Because our family is wheat-free, we opt to eat things like burgers over a salad, slaw, or wrapped in lettuce. Occasionally we will eat our burgers with a gluten-free bun. But just because the label says “gluten-free”, doesn’t mean it’s healthy so I’m always careful to read my labels or I make my own!

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This is a very versatile recipe and the burgers themselves can be served in many different ways! Wrap the burgers in lettuce with fresh tomato and avocado, sandwich it in-between your favorite gluten-free bun, or serve overtop your favorite salad or on the side of your favorite vegetable dish!

If you aren’t a big fish fan, the Broccoli Slaw is a great side to bring to a Summer potluck. It is perfect served alongside some delicious barbecue!

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Salmon Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

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Salmon Burgers

  • 14 ounces salmon fillet, skin and pin bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon fine ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Broccoli Slaw

  • 3 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine ground sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chopped onion


  • Place the salmon in a food processor and pulse it until it resembles a course ground meat, about 3 seconds. Transfer the salmon to a bowl and add the dijon mustard, lemon juice, chives, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Gently combine. Divide the mixture into 4 to 6 equal parts, depending on how large you like your burgers, use your hands to form the patties. 
  • On the stove top, preheat a 12-inch cast iron pan over medium-high heat. When the pan has warmed, add the oil. Place the patties inside of the pan and cook until each side is golden brown and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • To assemble the slaw, place the cabbage and broccoli slaw in a large bowl and set aside. In a wide mouth mason jar combine the avocado, water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, chives, salt, garlic powder, and chopped onion. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture and toss to coat. Serve the salmon burgers over the broccoli slaw. 
Servings: 4
Author: Brittany Williams


    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Broccoli slaw is a salad that is a variation of traditional coleslaw, prepared using shredded raw broccoli stalks substituted for cabbage. I usually pick up a large bag at Costco.

    1. Hello Elizabeth,
      I am not quite sure why they fell apart. Personally I have never had that outcome. It could be a variety of things for example if your mixture was too crumbly before you stuck them together, you could just add some more wet ingredients. Did you happen to substitute any of the ingredients or use cooked salmon? Any slight changes to the recipe can always yield different results.

  1. this recipe was tasty but they did not hold together at all. I added an egg to see f that would help but they just fell apart. i did use canned salmon so maybe that’s why

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious. I added sunflower seeds and some of my favorite spices. Definitely a keeper and so versatile. Thank you!

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