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Salmon Burgers with Tartar Sauce

Salmon Burgers with Tartar Sauce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped gherkins or cornichons

  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (6 ounces each), chopped into 2-inch cubes

  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning (2/3 palmful)

  • A handful of cracker crumbs or fine breadcrumbs

  • Olive oil

  • Sliced lettuce, tomato and red onions

  • 4 crusty burger rolls, split


Mix together the mayo or vegan mayo with pickles, capers, dill, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.

Add the salmon to a food processor with 1/4 cup of the tartar sauce and pulse to finely chop and combine. Place the salmon mix in bowl and mix in cracker crumbs and Old Bay. Form four burgers.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, a thin layer, in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally, for barely pink centers and 2 minutes more for fully cooked fish. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onions and glue the tops in place with a slather of homemade tartar sauce. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, visit