Whole30 Salmon Burger

These salmon burgers are utterly delicious! When you start with fresh Salmon and combine it with onions, peppers, celery and chives, toss with an egg and dust with almond meal — a star is born.  And if you haven’t had my Tarragon Tartar sauce, you are going to want to get on that right away!

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Whole30 Salmon Burger

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 Lb salmon, deboned and skin removed
  • ¾ cup finely diced celery
  • ¾ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ finely diced red pepper
  • ¼ cup finely diced chives
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 t Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ egg-mixed well, no strands remaining
  • almond meal, enough for dusting
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil for sautéing
  • Tartar Sauce MAGIC ELIXIRS (recipe below)


Cut salmon into medium chunks and place into the food processor. Process for 2 seconds (you don’t want to macerate the salmon).

Place in a bowl and add the celery, onion, red pepper and chives. Mix well and add salt and Old Bay.

When ready to cook, mix in the egg and form 5 oz. patties. Put some of the almond meal on a plate. Place patties onto almond meal mixture and gently turn over, then repeat.

In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, warm the oil, then sauté the patties about 2-3 minutes a side.

If you are not cooking all the salmon at one time, set aside the extra in a mason without the egg. When you are ready to use, just add some egg back in.

Keywords: salmon recipes, whole30 salmon, seafood lunch, salmon burger

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Whole30 Tartar Sauce Magic Elixirs

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Dips
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This is one of my favorite Magic Elixirs to use for my Whole30 fish recipes! So easy and so delicious.


  • 11/2 cups Whole30 compliant mayo
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cornichons, finely chopped
  • 18 green olives, pitted and finely chopped (I use Cerignola)
  • 11/2 Tbsp fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar, or to taste
  • Tabasco to taste


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine well.

Keywords: whole30 sauce, whole30 tartar sauce, homemade tartar sauce


30 thoughts on “Whole30 Salmon Burger

  1. I just discovered you through the whole 30…love everything about your recipes and love your stories! Can’t wait to make this…on the menu for the week end. You ar really inspiring me to eat healthy! Thank you

  2. Think you could freeze frozen patties and reheat??

    1. Hi Jill. I would say no. This is a fresh salmon burger. If you wanted to do that, I would suggest a chicken burger. We have a wonderful smoky paprika chicken burger here on the blog. https://nocrumbsleft.net/2016/05/20/smoky-chicken-burgers/

  3. Canyou use coconut flour if you dont have the almond meal?

  4. I made these salmon patties last night and they were wonderful! From start to finish it took me a total of thirty minutes. I will never eat salmon from a can again. I discovered you from Whole30 and your recipes are wonderful. I also tried the chicken stew and that didn’t last. Red pepper paste is worth the five minute prep time and I cooked it overnight. Next… chicken breast and the whole chicken.

    Thank you,

  5. MaryLindsay Sherrill July 23, 2017 — 11:54 am

    How many burgers does this make Terri? Making it today 🙂

  6. Is there a way to make this with canned salmon?

    1. no..that would be a different recipe

  7. Dumb question…is the salmon raw or cooked?

    1. It’s raw

  8. Hi Terri! These look delicious, I cannot wait to try! Do you have any suggestions for a replacement for the old bay seasoning? I could not find it at my local store. I was able to look up online what is in it, but seems like a lot of spices. I may just experiment with some of the spices I have, unless you have a suggestion. Thanks!

    1. Most grocery stores have it. It’s totally worth it! It lasts you forever and is worth the energy! You’ve reminded me that i need more, so i will also be ordering today!

  9. I made these tonight. They were delicious!

    1. Thank you so much! They’re some of our favorites!

  10. Just made, super yummy Teri! I used zucchini instead of celery tho and it still came out nicely. Added some roast veg as a side and an arugula avocado salad. Super simple and healthy!

    1. It is so satisfying! Thanks for letting me know.

  11. Hey @nocrumbs I made a terrible mistake in making the mayo and used extra virgin olive oil…it’s terrible! Any suggestions to fix it? Thanks! @yummyglutenfree

    1. You’ll hafta remake it…

  12. Where do you buy cornichons? I’m in Virginia and have never heard of that so had to google it. Do you make them?

    1. Its a little pickle and you can find them at the grocery store, really its a small dill pickle and you can always just go with that if you like.

    1. thanks love. The thing to remember because it is gluten and grain free is that it’s best to make the burgers a little smaller and handled carefully. They are scrumptious

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