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Swedish Salmon Burger with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

A healthy alternative to your usual burger! Swedish Salmon Burger with Lemon Yogurt Sauce is deliciously simple, flavourful, and can be prepared outside or on your stovetop!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 1/2 kg salmon fillet (about 1 lb), skin removed
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill, chopped roughly
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped roughly
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, grated zest
  • salt and pepper, to season


  • Prepare the grill by preheating.
  • Place half of the fillet of salmon in a food processor. Pulse until it has turned into an almost ‘paste’ consistency. Chop the other half into small cubes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine salmon, 3 tbsp dill, capers, egg, salt, ground black pepper and 2 tbsp breadcrumbs. Mix. If the mixture is too wet, add the remaining breadcrumbs, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Start forming the patties, and once the grill is ready, place them on top.
  • Turn them on the other side after around 3 to 4 minutes.  Cook for 3 more minutes on the other side and take them out of the grill.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and remaining dill in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon burger on a bun with some leafy vegetables (like romaine lettuce). Add a tablespoon of lemon yogurt sauce and a slice of tomato.
  • Serve.



  • It doesn't matter which part of salmon you use, as long as it's a fillet.
  • Make sure you prepare the salmon in two different ways before mixing and forming the patties.
  • You can substitute a different kind of yogurt, but make sure that it's not too strong that it overpowers the lemon flavor.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg