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Salmon and Caper Burgers With Dill Cucumbers
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Salmon and Caper Burgers With Dill Cucumbers

A refreshing alternative to beef burgers, this salmon version is flavoured with tangy lemon juice and grainy mustard. For an even lighter dish, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsour cream
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh dill
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspgrainy mustard
  • 1 lb 1lbsalmon filletsalmon fillets, skinned
  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplemon juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcapercapers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 4 4ciabatta bunciabatta buns
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 1 1cucumbercucumbers, chopped
  • 1 1ripe avocadoavocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
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Combine sour cream, half of the dill and half of the mustard; set aside.

Cut salmon into chunks. In food processor, pulse together salmon, remaining mustard, lemon zest, 2 tbsp of the lemon juice, capers and half each of the salt and pepper until coarsely combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Place patties on greased grill pan or in skillet over medium heat; cook, turning once, until grill-marked and instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre registers 158ºF (70ºC), about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush insides of buns with 1 tbsp of the oil. Add to grill, cut sides down; grill until slightly crisp, about 3 minutes.

In large bowl, whisk together remaining oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper; add cucumber and toss to coat.

Spoon 1 tbsp of the sour cream mixture over bottom half of each bun. Top each with patty, 1 tbsp of the sour cream mixture and one-quarter of the avocado slices; sandwich with top bun. Serve with cucumber mixture.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 561 pro 29g total fat 32g sat. fat 7g
carb 41g dietary fibre 7g sugar 4g chol 66mg
sodium 824mg potassium 793mg

% RDI:

calcium 12 iron 24 vit A 7 vit C 28
folate 72
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