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Salmon Burgers with Peach Salsa

Total Time
33 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Canned salmon is much less expensive than fresh salmon and involves much less prep work, too.
Ingredients

peach(es)

2 large, diced

jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, cored, seeded and finely chopped (do not touch seeds with your bare hands)

fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

sugar

1½ tsp

table salt

tsp

cilantro

2 Tbsp, fresh, choppedBurgers

canned salmon

14¾ oz, red, drained, broken into small chunks

uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

lemon zest

2½ tsp

egg(s)

1 large, beaten

black pepper

¼ tsp

dried plain breadcrumbs

3½ Tbsp, whole-wheat variety

Instructions

  1. To prepare salsa, combine peaches, jalapeno and lemon juice in a medium bowl; add sugar and mix well. Stir in salt and cilantro and toss gently to mix; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill.
  3. To prepare burgers, place salmon in a medium bowl and mash salmon bones with the back of a fork. Add scallion, lemon zest, egg, pepper and bread crumbs; mix well. Shape salmon mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.
  4. Gently place burgers in a grill basket or on a grill rack and grill at medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip burgers and grill until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes more. Serve salmon burgers with peach salsa on the side. Yields 1 burger and about 1/2 cup of salsa per serving.
Notes
The burgers can be broiled instead of grilled: Coat a broiler rack with cooking spray, preheat broiler and broil 4 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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