Nutrition Fact: Swap out your traditional hamburger with this heart healthy alternative. Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Swapping out breadcrumbs for quinoa not only makes this a gluten-free meal, but also increases dietary fiber and lean protein in the dish helping you stay satisfied longer!
Total Time: 70 minutes
Makes: 5 servings
16 ounces wild salmon fillet, skin removed
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup diced shallots
1 cup kale, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
1 large egg, beaten
1. Cut 4 ounces of salmon off the 16-ounce salmon fillet and place in a food processor to finely chop. With a knife, finely chop the remaining 12 ounces of salmon. Transfer all of the salmon to a large mixing bowl.
2. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil, shallots, and kale. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until wilted and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Transfer shallots, kale, cooked quinoa, Dijon mustard, Old Bay and egg to the salmon mixture.
4. Mix to combine, then form into 5 patties (about 1/2 cup each).
5. Lightly spray a nonstick grill pan or skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
6. When hot, add the salmon patties.
7. Cook each patty for 4 -5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Serving Size: 1 Salmon Burger
Calories: 205cal, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 21g, Sodium: 301mg
Adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com/healthy-salmon-quinoa-burgers/