Healthy Recipes

Salmon Burgers with Blueberry Lemon Raita

One of the healthiest burgers you can make, this salmon-yogurt burger is packed with vitamins.

Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D. thumbnail by MS, RD
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Blueberry Council
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Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats along with plenty of vitamin D, which helps to regulate insulin levels. Adding blueberries to the raita (a yogurt condiment) is a great way to up the nutrition, flavor, and color of your burger. Grilling is just one simple way to use up a carton of blueberries a week.

Salmon Burgers with Blueberry Lemon Raita Servings: 6
Prep time: 15   |   Cook time: 15
You'll need
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 oz) plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp finely shredded carrot
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, boneless, skinless, cut into cubes and well chilled
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped scallion, mostly green
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp egg white, lightly beaten

Recipe and photo credit: Blueberry Council

Directions 
1. With a paring knife, remove the peel and white membrane from the lemon, and cut out the sections; discard the membranes. Chop the lemon sections into small pieces.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the lemon, yogurt, dried blueberries, chives, cilantro, onion, carrot, cumin, salt, and pepper; refrigerate.
3. In a food processor, roughly chop the cold salmon with 2 or 3 pulses; do not over mix; refrigerate. In a separate bowl, mix scallion, chili powder, salt, and pepper; stir in egg white. Lightly toss scallion mixture with chopped salmon.
4. Form into 6 patties; grill or sear until cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.
5. Serve salmon burgers with raita.
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