Salmon Burgers with Spinach Pesto

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Here is some good news: burgers aren't necessarily unhealthy. It's mostly the chips aside and the sauce. The ingredients in this salmon burger are good for the body and soul. It has plenty of omega 3 fatty acids (salmon) and vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C magnesium, iron and vitamin B2 (spinach). No bad feelings after, only joy, deal?

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If you’re after something a bit lighter than a heavy meat burger, or you’re a pescatarian, try this simple recipe for healthy but super delicious salmon burgers. The ingredients are only good stuff: spinach, salmon and white beans. White beans are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re rich in fiber, protein and vitamin B6 and a good source of numerous micronutrients, like copper, folate, iron and magnesium. Copper and iron are important sources for our body to produce energy. All the ingredients in these salmon burgers are packed with all the powerful minerals. So if you feel like you could use some energy, this is your lunch or dinner to go!

I advise you to play a bit with the doses. If you want to taste more salmon than use less spinach. The burgers will look a bit more lighter (less green) and taste more like fish. But if you want less of a fishy taste, just add a bit more spinach. The mustard is essential to give the burgers a stronger flavor. I love mustard an I used a lot in this recipe, but if you’re less of a fan, use a bit less. It’s all up to your own taste. To finish it I would use some fresh dill, cause dill, mustard and salmon just make a good match.

Saving the best for last is this pesto not pesto. In this variation of pesto I used feta, spinach and capers, cause capers just go very well with salmon. Capers bring a briny, salty flavor to the fish!

Salmon Burgers with Spinach Pesto

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • Philips HR7629 Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 300 gram fresh salmon
  • 200 gram spinach
  • 175 gram white beans
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 90 gram feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 multigrain buns
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • seasalt and pepper
  • squeeze of lemon
  • fresh dill Not a must

Instructions

  • Take off the skin of the salmon and cut in small cubes.
    This salmon burger with spinach pesto recipe is healthy comfort food. It's easy, nutritious, low in carbs and super delicious.
  • Drain the beans and add them to the foodprocessor or a bowl ( and use a handmixer). Add the salmon and 100 grams of spinach. Mix it all up but not too much, it's good to have some chunks of salmon in the burger. If you have dill, it's a good flavor to add to this recipe. Cut it finely and and add it to the mixture
  • Meanwhile start making the pesto by adding the capers, cheese,1 tbsp of olive oil and pepper and sea salt by taste.
  • Mix it all up and add a squeeze of lemon if you wish. Taste and add flavors you like most. Some like it more sour, others more salty. Just add more of the ingredients you want to taste most.
    This salmon burger with spinach pesto recipe is healthy comfort food. It's easy, nutritious, low in carbs and super delicious.
  • Cut the avocado in small cubes. Make 4 balls of the fish spinach mixture. Give them a little push with your hands to make them more flat, like burgers usually are.
    This salmon burger with spinach pesto recipe is healthy comfort food. It's easy, nutritious, low in carbs and super delicious.
  • Use a wide skillet and bring 1 tbsp of olive oil to a heat. Add the burgers and bake them until light brown on each side for about a total time of 10 minutes.
  • Cut the buns open and spread the pesto on each side of the buns. Add one burger to each bun and covers with more pesto, avocado and some leftover spinach. Serve with sweet potato chips! Enjoy!
    This salmon burger with spinach pesto recipe is healthy comfort food. It's easy, nutritious, low in carbs and super delicious.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Burgers, Comfortfood, Fish, Healthy

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