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Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

These Salmon Burgers are amazingly crispy on the outside, perfectly flaky on the inside and full of flavor. Load it up with spicy sriracha mayo and you’ve got a healthy, protein packed dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon burgers, sriracha mayo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie


  • 2 salmon filets (about 4-6 oz of salmon)
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves freshly minced garlic
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 2 brioche buns
  • 1/3 sliced red onion (for topping)
  • coleslaw for topping (see blog post for favorite recipe)

Sriracha Mayo

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sriracha (add more if you want it spicier)


  1. Dice your onion and garlic and set aside. Slice your salmon filets into small chunks. Add your salmon pieces, breadcrumbs, white onion, garlic, cilantro, spices, mayo and lemon juice to a food processor. Pulse until fully combined. 

  2. Form the combined mixture into two medium size patties. 

  3. Add olive oil (or butter) to a non-stick skillet and turn to medium heat. Once the skillet becomes hot, add your salmon burgers. Cook for 4-6 minutes per side, until crispy and golden brown. 

  4. While the burgers are cooking, in a small bowl mix your mayonnaise with your sriracha sauce. 

  5. Once everything is all done, assemble the burgers! Slather some mayo onto a bun, add your burger and your toppings (I prefer coleslaw, red onion and extra sriracha sauce). Eat while hot! Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Note: Sometimes the salmon skin itself has a hard time being broken down in the food processor. If you have issues with the salmon skin, you can just remove it after you've blended everything together. Or you can leave it in. Up to you!