Salmon Burgers

These salmon burgers feature labneh, a tangy spreadable yogurt. The labneh holds everything in place, while the capers, everything bagel seasoning, tomato and red onion combine with canned salmon and rye bread to give this burger a lox-and-bagel flavor.

a recipe photo of the Salmon Burger served with a slice on bread, sauce, and onions and tomatoes
Photo: Brie Goldman
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 (7.5 ounce) cans no-salt-added boneless, skinless wild pink salmon, drained

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons everything bagel seasoning

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup finely chopped scallions, divided

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup labneh (see Tip)

  • 4 slices rye or pumpernickel bread, halved lengthwise

  • 4 slices beefsteak tomato

  • 4 slices red onion


  1. Flake salmon into large pieces in a medium bowl. Add panko, parsley, mayonnaise, egg, capers, everything bagel seasoning, salt, 3 tablespoons scallions and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest; stir to fully combine. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 4 patties (3 1/2-by-3/4-inch). Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties; cook until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Combine labneh, the remaining scallions (about 2 tablespoons) and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a small bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon labneh mixture over 1 side of each bread piece. Place 1 burger on each of 4 bread pieces. Top with tomato and onion. Top with the remaining bread pieces, labneh-side down.


Labneh is a thick, spreadable yogurt made from cow's milk; it's often used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Look for labneh in the yogurt aisle. Can't find labneh? You can use whole-milk Greek-style yogurt in its place.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
20g Fat
35g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 burger
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Vitamin A 768IU 15%
Vitamin C 15mg 17%
Vitamin D 11IU 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 85mcg 21%
Vitamin K 99mcg 83%
Sodium 704mg 31%
Calcium 324mg 25%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 500mg 11%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 4mcg 167%
Omega 3 2g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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