Air Fryer Salmon Burger

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If you love the idea of adding healthier meals to your recipe repertoire but don't often have the time for a home-cooked meal, then you need to check out this air fryer salmon burger recipe.

This flavorful, healthy, and hassle-free recipe is a must-try for seafood lovers and anyone who loves a nutritious meal on the go.

Use this easy-to-follow recipe to prepare perfectly seasoned salmon patties that are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside without the need for excess oil. Perfect meal in only 10 minutes!

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Why This Recipe Works

This air fryer salmon burger recipe is going to become a favorite because of how easy it is, how customizable it is, and how convenient it will make mealtime for you.

Armed with little more than some typical kitchen staples and 5 minutes of your time, you can have enough burger patties prepared for the whole family. And since these air fryer salmon burgers require little more than 10 minutes of cooking time, a healthy, home-cooked meal never looked so easy.

These air fryer salmon burgers are also incredibly customizable. Experiment with different seasonings and toppings to suit your personal tastes.

Additionally, they will transform dinner time with how quickly you can have them on the table. Make these tasty homemade patties in advance and freeze them until needed for a meal on the go. Then, simply air fry as many as desired. Who doesn't love a healthy, home-cooked meal that tastes great and can be ready in only 10 minutes?

Ingredients

Salmon:

There are many different types of salmon you can use to make your air fryer salmon burgers. If you are looking to use fresh salmon fillets, wild-caught Alaskan, Atlantic, and Chinook salmon are all excellent options. Additionally, steelhead trout, while not technically salmon, tastes and looks identical to salmon, so it is an excellent and more affordable option to use in this recipe.

To prepare your fresh salmon fillets to make burger patties, you will want to rinse and dry your fillets, remove any remaining bones, then simply chop your fillets into small bits.

Alternatively, you can also use canned salmon to prepare your burgers. Simply drain it, check for any bones, transfer it to your bowl, and use a fork to flake it into smaller bits.

Seasonings:

You can play with the seasonings in your air fryer salmon burger recipe. In addition to the seasonings this recipe calls for, you can also choose to add dill, lemon pepper, paprika, old bay seasoning, sesame oil, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, or cumin to your salmon burgers.

Burger Toppings:

The burger toppings are where you can really get creative. Stick your favorite classic burger toppings, or branch out and try something that will highlight the flavors of the salmon, like mango salsa, coleslaw, tartar sauce, red onion, and avocado.

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon Burgers

Step One:

Combine salmon, capers, onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, chives, parsley, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

Step Two: 

Separate your mixture into 6 equal parts and shape them into patties. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and then in the freezer for 1 hour.

Step Three: 

Once the salmon patties are frozen, place them in your air fryer basket, evenly spaced, and give them a light coating of non-stick cooking spray.

Step Four:

Air fry for 10 minutes at 400F. They are done when they have a light, golden crust.

Step Five: 

Add some Dijon mustard and mayonnaise to the buns, then place your patties on the buns and top with tomato and lettuce.

Step Six: 

Serve while fresh, and enjoy!

Tips

  • This air fryer salmon burger recipe is a good one to prep in advance for later dinners as well. Once the burgers have frozen, simply move them into an airtight bag or container. Whenever you need a quick meal, simply remove as many salmon burgers as you need and air fry them as per the recipe. In 10 minutes, you will have a delicious, hot, and homemade meal on the table.
  • You might want to consider preheating your air fryer before cooking the salmon burgers. This helps ensure even cooking and gives the burgers a crispy exterior.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Salmon Burgers

These delicious air fryer salmon burgers are so versatile that you can serve them with a variety of different healthy and indulgent side options.

Who doesn't love a classic burger and fries but maybe with sweet potato fries or zucchini fries to make the meal a bit healthier?

Perhaps you are looking for a lighter option. Try serving your air fryer salmon burgers with an avocado salad or a classic salad Nicoise.

 

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FAQs

Can I use store-bought frozen salmon patties in the air fryer?

You can absolutely save some time and effort in the kitchen by using store-bought frozen patties. If the package has air fry instructions, follow those, otherwise, cook them following the same steps as in the recipe, ensuring to adjust the time based on the size of your patties.

If you are intro frozen burgers, you can try this Air Fryer Impossible Burger recipe as well.

How do I know when the salmon burgers are cooked and safe to eat?

They should be firm to the touch and have a light golden crust on the outside. However, to ensure it is safe to eat, ensure your air fryer salmon burgers have reached an internal temperature of 145F before consuming.

How long can leftover air fryer salmon burgers be stored?

It's best to only cook the number of burgers you need and freeze the rest before cooking. They will keep fresher and maintain their integrity better that way. However, if you have cooked leftovers, your air fryer salmon burgers will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 2 months when properly stored in an air-tight container.

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Air Fryer Salmon Burgers

Try these deliciously simple air fryer salmon patties for a meal that you can feel good about. Make this easy recipe in only 10 minutes.
3.78 from 22 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer salmon burger recipe, salmon burger, salmon burger recipe, salmon burgers, salmon patties
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chives
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 burger buns
  • 3-4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2-3 tomatoes sliced
  • 6 leaves lettuce

Instructions

  • Combine salmon, capers, onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, chives, parsley, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Separate your mixture into 6 equal parts and shape them into patties. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and then in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Once the patties are frozen, place them in your air fryer basket, evenly spaced, and give them a light coating of non-stick cooking spray.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes at 400F. They are done when they have a light, golden crust.
  • Add some Dijon mustard and mayonnaise to the buns, then place your patties on the bun and top with tomato and lettuce.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal Carbohydrates: 36g Protein: 22g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.002g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 469mg Potassium: 613mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 550IU Vitamin C: 10mg Calcium: 116mg Iron: 3mg

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Notes

  • This air fryer salmon burger recipe is a good one to prep in advance for later dinners as well. Once the burgers have frozen, simply move them into an airtight bag or container. Whenever you need a quick meal, simply remove as many salmon burgers as you need and air fry them as per the recipe. In 10 minutes, you will have a delicious, hot, and homemade meal on the table.
  • You might want to consider preheating your air fryer before cooking the salmon patties. This helps ensure even cooking and gives the burgers a crispy exterior.
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