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Using canned salmon for convenience and cooked quinoa in place of bread crumbs, this super healthy salmon burger recipe comes together in just 20-minutes. Patties can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. Recipe is both dairy- and gluten-free.

salmon quinoa burgers with dill, parsley, and avocado on a whole wheat bun with a side arugula salad

Thank you so much to my friends at Gold Seal Canada for sponsoring this post. You can follow Gold Seal Canada on their Instagram and Website for more recipe inspiration!

In honour of Heart Month this February, I’ve partnered with Gold Seal Canada to create this dietitian-approved salmon burger recipe. Salmon is an excellent source of heart-healthy fats, including monounsaturated fatty acids and omega-3s (EPA and DHA). Made with fibre-rich quinoa, this salmon burger recipe will keep both your tummy and heart happy.

The recipe for these canned salmon patties is both dairy-free and gluten-free. If you need to stick to a gluten-free diet, just be sure to pair these patties with a gluten free bun or wrap!

More Recipes For Canned Salmon

In addition to its health benefits, canned salmon is an incredibly adaptable, affordable, and versatile pantry staple. For more healthy canned salmon recipe ideas, check out some of my favourites below:

Salmon Burger Topping Ideas

These canned salmon burgers can be topped with your usual burger toppings! For example, sliced tomatoes, pickles, dijon mustard, avocado slices, mayonnaise (I like this avocado oil mayo), or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

What To Serve With Salmon Burger

I love serving this salmon burger with a refreshing side salad or some simple vegetable dishes. Below are some awesome options that I think would pair perfectly:

If you give these Canned Salmon Burgers a try, let me know by leaving a comment and star rating below. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for more simple, healthy recipe ideas!

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A heart-healthy salmon burger recipe using quinoa and fresh herbs. Patties can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Use a gluten-free bun or collard wrap to make recipe GF, or skip the bun altogether and enjoy on top of salad (as desired).
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Salmon patties:

  • 1 can GoldSeal Sockeye Salmon
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Avocado oil spray (to cook)

To serve:

  • 4 whole grain burger buns (replace with GF option if needed)
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon


  • Wash, dry, and chop fresh dill and parsley. Add to large mixing bowl.
  • Drain 1 can of Gold Seal Sockeye Salmon. Add to mixing bowl and flake with fork.
  • Add cooked quinoa, whisked eggs, garlic powder, and salt to mixing bowl. Mix ingredients until well-combined.
  • Scoop 2 large spoonfuls of quinoa-salmon mixture into clean hands. Form patties with hands and set aside. The mixture should form 4 patties.
  • Heat a large pan to medium-high. Spray with avocado oil spray and cook patties for ~4-5 minutes each side until slightly browned.
  • Serve patties on a whole grain bun with 1 tbsp mustard, 1/4 avocado, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy with a side salad for a nutritious and heart-healthy meal! 


*You will want to use pre-cooked quinoa for this recipe, so that it’s had a chance to cool.
*Because canned salmon is already cooked, these salmon patties can be made ahead of time. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
*The recipe for these patties is both dairy- and gluten-free. If you are gluten-free, be sure to serve the patties on a gluten-free bun or wrap!

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