Whole30 Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayo

What’s not to love about a food you can make and eat FAST after work or after a run? I have a terrible pre-meal snack habit, so the faster it’s done and ready to eat, the less I junk up on plantain chips from Trader Joe’s. (Nom…….)

I spotted this recipe in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine the other day, and it was easy to modify for paleo/Whole30. Not into paleo or Whole30? You will love this too! For those following along, my 30 days of Whole30 is long over – but I’m still having some gut issues and can’t quit the sugar, so I’m still on it! My eating habits have improved as a part of this nutritional reset, and it’s discovering new recipes like this that makes it so easy to keep on keepin’ on.

I adapted the recipe for quick prep, and it already has a ton of flavor. With fresh salmon and fresh grated ginger? Look out, you’ve found your grilling-out staple! The beauty of this recipe is that you can prep it ahead, store it in the fridge, and throw it in the skillet when your’e ready to eat.

Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayo

Adapted from the original recipe here.

salmon burgerPhoto cred: BHG. Note: my recipe below is bun-less.

INGREDIENTS:
1 (14.75-oz) big can salmon, drained well
1/2 cup almond flour
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 teaspoons ground ginger (or 2 teaspoons freshly grated)
1 clove garlic, minced
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 recipe Lime Mayo (3 ingredients – below)

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut oil and lime mayo. Stir until thoroughly combined.

2. Shape into 1 1/2-inch thick patties. (If making for later, refrigerate and store until needed)

3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon patties. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve with lime mayo.

LIME MAYONNAISE:
1/4 cup homemade mayo
2 tablespoons red onion, minced
2 teaspoons lime juice (I used bottled)

YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS:
– Add a bit more lime juice and toss the lime mayo with greens for a salmon burger-topped salad.
– Try burgers lettuce-wrapped and/or with roasted sweet potato wedges.
– Still need a bun? I’m a big fan of this 3-ingredient paleo naan for less mess.

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