My family loves eating salmon – we always feel so light yet satisfied after eating this fish grilled or baked. Salmon truly is the perfect weeknight meal because it’s so easy to prepare and so good for you too.
That said, what my family doesn’t love is leftover salmon. It often loses its taste and juices on day two or three. So instead of serving up leftover salmon the next day, I repurpose the leftover fish into these delicious and super simple Salmon Quinoa Burgers.
My kids gobble these burgers up! In fact, they look forward to eating leftover salmon this way. Of course, if you don’t have leftover salmon, feel free to cook up some fresh salmon first and then make this yummy dinner anyway.
I think you’ll love eating these “burgers.” The inside is flaky and full of flavor, and the outside offers up a savory, crunchy crust. We enjoyed our gluten-free salmon burgers with a side of hot sauce (add melted butter to hot sauce to lessen the heat for kids).
Good news – these burgers pack a nutritional punch. Salmon is protein-rich and full of Vitamins B6, B12, C, Iron and Magnesium. Quinoa is also protein-packed and fiber-rich too.
Tip! Remember, depending on how you seasoned your fish on the first day, you’ll want to adjust your levels of seasonings to taste.
My family doesn’t love leftover salmon. It often loses its taste and juices on day two or three. So instead of serving up leftover salmon the next day, I repurpose the leftover fish into these delicious and super simple Salmon Quinoa Burgers.
- 2 cups cooked salmon, shredded
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1-3 Tbsp. olive oil
- A variety of seasonings you like, such as 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion flakes and salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges (optional)
In a large bowl, combine salmon, quinoa, egg, rice flour and seasonings to taste (remember, if you seasoned your fish the first day and are using leftover salmon, you may not need as much seasoning). Mix ingredients well. I recommend using gloves.
Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high or high heat.
Shape mixture into burger patties, then place each patty in the hot skillet.
Cook each burger for about 3-4 minutes on each side until a crisp, slightly brown crust forms.
Remove burgers from skillet to paper towels.
Squeeze lemon over burger (optional) and serve immediately with a side of hot sauce or condiments of choice.