grilled salmon burger with lemon garlic aioli on a bun

The Best Grilled Salmon Burgers with Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 min
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 min
  • total_time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • yield Yield: 5 1x
  • category Category: Grilling, Fish and Seafood, Gluten Free, 30 Minute Meals,
  • method Method: Grilling
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


How to make the BEST Grilled Salmon Burgers with homemade Lemon Garlic Aioli. Take your dinner game to the next level with these simple salmon burgers, it’s grilling must make!



Salmon Burgers

  • 20 oz. salmon filet, skinned and deboned (cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I used Dukes for low carb)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon course ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic clove
  • salt & pepper


Salmon Burgers

  1. Add cubes salmon, almond meal, shallots, garlic, dijon mustard, dill, lemon zest and and black pepper into a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse the mixture and scrape down sides as needed with a spatula until the salmon is a coarsely ground. You want some small chunks, not a puree.
  3. Transfer the salmon mixture to a medium bowl and evenly divide into 4 burger patties. (about ½ – 1 inch thick) Grill right away or place patties on a plate and cover. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high heat, approximated 375-400 degrees F. Thoroughly clean grates with a grill brush and oil!
  5. Place burgers on the grill and grill for 4 minutes covered, gently flip and cook 3 to 4 more minutes covered. The internal temperature should be about 130°F. You definitely don’t want to overcook these, they will be very dry. So follow the times. 🙂
  6. Once to temperature remove salmon burgers from the grill.
  7. optional: toast the burger buns until warm and slightly charred

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  1. Add lemon garlic aioli ingredients to a small bowl, mix to combine.


  1. To each burger bun add 1 tablespoon of the lemon garlic aioli, then salmon burger, avocado slices, tomato slice and red onion. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 456
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 267 mg
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg

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