5-Star Fresh Salmon Patties

As you might have guessed, I love cooking salmon.  This fish is always quick to prepare, delicious, and nutritious.  After all, salmon provides a good source of quality protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. 

For this recipe, I prefer to finely dice or mince salmon by hand.  Grinding salmon filet in a food processor will drastically change its texture and turn it into paste.  

These salmon patties are made flavorful with fresh bell peppers, scallions and lemon zest.  If you don’t have access to Old Bay seasoning, don’t fret.  These patties will still be delicious. Just to let you know, Old Bay contains a mixture of paprika, celery seed, celery salt, salt, pepper, red pepper, and other secret ingredients. 

Whether you sauté, broil or grill these patties, make sure not to overcook them. You can serve fresh salmon patties with avocado salsa, or a salad.  On the bun or without.  Either way, enjoy!

5-Star Fresh Salmon Patties

Easy summer recipe of fresh salmon and colorful vegetables.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Armenian, Mexican
Keyword: avocado, Burger, Salmon, Salmon burger, salsa


  • 1.5 pounds Salmon filet skinless, finely diced
  • 1/2 Red bell papers
  • 1/2 Green pepper
  • 3 sprigs Scallions
  • 1/3 cup Parsley
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil

Avocado Salsa

  • 2 Avocaodos diced
  • 1/2 Red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/3 Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • pinch Red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest


  • Dice skinless salmon filet and place it in a large bowl.
  • In the food processor combine red and green peppers, scallions and process.
  • Transfer veggies to the bowl with salmon.
  • Add chopped parsley, panko breadcrumbs, old bay, mayonnaise, lemon zest and beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate salmon mixture for up to an hour. It is not absolutely necessary. However, it will help in shaping patties.
  • Shape patties.
  • Heat a large non stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.

  • Cook the patties about 8 minutes on each side, until browned, turning once.

  • Cook the patties about 5 minutes on each side, until browned.

  • Alternatively, you can grill salmon patties at 4-6 minute per side.

Avocado Salsa

  • Combine diced avocados, red onion, garlic and cilantro.
  • In a separate bowl mix lime juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • Add dressing to avocados and mix well.

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