Thai Salmon Burger Recipe

Healthy salmon burgers

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Made with salmon and Thai curry paste, these healthy homemade burgers are an easy way to enjoy oily fish. Serve in buns with salad and a slaw on the side


Try these healthy salmon burgers, then check out our healthy poached salmon, healthy fish cakes and healthy salmon pasta. We’ve also got plenty more healthy salmon recipes and healthy fish recipes to try. 



  • skinless salmon fillets 400g, roughly chopped
  • fresh breadcrumbs 50g
  • mayonnaise 5 tbsp
  • Thai red curry paste 1-2 tbsp
  • ginger 2 tsp, grated
  • coriander small bunch, stalks and leaves separated
  • sunflower oil for frying
  • wholemeal, burger or brioche buns 4
  • avocado, red onion and rocket to serve
  • sweet chilli sauce to serve


  • limes 2, juice only
  • caster sugar 2 tsp
  • white wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • carrots 2, shredded
  • radishes 100g, finely sliced
  • white cabbage 100g chunk, shredded
  • Braeburn apple 1, cored and cut into matchsticks


  • Step 1

    Pulse the salmon in a food processor until very finely chopped. Scrape into a bowl with the breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp of the mayo, curry paste, ginger and some salt and pepper. Finely chop half the coriander stalks and mix these in with everything else. Shape into 4 patties and pop into the fridge for an hour, or the freezer for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Make the slaw by whisking the remaining 3 tbsp mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar and vinegar in a mixing bowl with some seasoning. Mix the carrots, radishes, cabbage and apple into the dressing with your hands. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and mix these in.

  • Step 3

    To cook, heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan – non-stick if you have one. Fry the burgers, turning once, until browned on the outside and just cooked through – about 3-4 minutes on each side. Sandwich into buns with your choice of avocado, red onion and rocket and an extra dollop of chilli sauce if you like, then serve with the slaw.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 592
  • Fat 33.4g
  • Carbs 44.9g
  • Fibre 6.4g
  • Protein 28.1g
  • Salt 1.7g