Salmon Burgers with Avocado Aioli ( gluten free and paleo) /

Salmon Burgers with Avocado Aioli (gluten free and paleo)

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x



  • 2 cans canned salmon – drained (6 oz. cans) (I use THIS sustainably-caught brand)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 2 fresh cloves, crushed)
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs – finely chopped (dill, parsley, basil, and/or cilantro)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (I use THIS brand)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee or avocado oil for cooking
  • butter lettuce, arugula, and pickled red onions for serving (recipe for easy pickled red onions HERE)


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise (I like THIS one)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • salt to taste
  • a few splashes of your favorite hot sauce (optional)



  1. In a bowl, combine salmon, eggs, garlic powder, fresh herbs, lemon juice, lemon zest, almond flour, salt, and pepper until well incorporated.  
  2. Form 4 patties and set aside.  
  3. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add cooking fat.  Once pan is nice and hot, gently add salmon burgers and turn heat down to medium.  Cook for 4-5 minutes, until golden on bottom.  Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes until cooked all the way through and golden. 
  4. While burgers cook, prepare avocado aioli by processing all aioli ingredients in a food processor or blender until creamy smooth.
  5. Serve salmon burgers over crisp butter lettuce and arugula. Top with avocado aioli. Maybe add some pickled red onions.  Enjoy!

Keywords: salmon burgers