Salmon Burgers

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Cost per serving: $2.36
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Cutting board, sharp knife, large frying pan, fork, measuring cups and spoons, grater, can opener, large bowl, spatula.
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.
Fondation OLO | Recipe | Salmon Burgers


  • 2 cans (2 x 213g) pink salmon, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 125 ml (½ cup) quick cooking rolled oats
  • 125 ml (½ cup) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 20 ml (4 tsp) molasses
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) mustard powder
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) canola oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, regular size (can be toasted, if you wish)


1. Pour the contents of both cans of salmon into a large bowl. Remove the skins with your fingers. Do not remove the bones — simply crush them between your fingers.

2. Add the egg, rolled oats, mozzarella cheese, molasses, garlic, mustard powder, green onions, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with your fingers.

3. With your hands, make 4 patties about the size of your hamburger buns.

Variation: Children love mini burgers! Make 12 mini patties instead of 4 and buy mini hamburger buns.

4. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden.

Tip: Use the cooking time to prepare your side dishes.

5. Serve in hamburger buns with your choice of toppings.

Tip: The patties taste great on their own, served with rice and vegetables of your choice.