Is there anything better than enjoying a burger? Yes! Knowing it’s actually good for you. This is comfort food at its very best.
You will need:
- 4 salmon fillets, skinned
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
- 4 tsp capers, roughly chopped
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 4 wholemeal rolls/buns
- 4 tbs natural full fat yoghurt
- 1 lime
- 2 lemons
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 baby gem lettuce, finely sliced
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 4 zucchini ribbons
- 2 cups edamame beans
- 1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
- 3 tbs sunflower seeds
- Olive oil
- Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Roughly chop the salmon into small pieces then add to a large mixing bowl. Add the red onion, ½ bunch chopped chives, a pinch cayenne pepper, the zest of one lemon along with the juice, ½ cup of breadcrumbs, 2 tsp capers, garlic, and a good pinch of salt and pepper, mix well.
- Using a stick blender pulse the salmon mix until it starts to come together. Portion then mould the mix into burger sized patties. Wash your hands every 2-3 patties to stop the mix from sticking.
- Tip the other half of the breadcrumbs into a small bowl then toss the burgers through the crumbs evenly coating them.
- Pan fry the patties in a little olive oil over a medium heat until golden on both sides. Once coloured place onto an oven tray and cook in the oven for 4-6 minutes.
- To make the salad peel the zucchinis using a vegetable peeler creating long ribbons. Place into a mixing bowl along with ½ a bunch fresh mint leaves.
- Cook the edamame beans in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes then drain and rinse under cold water. Add to the zucchini ribbons once drained.
- Season the salad with salt and pepper, then dress with ½ a lime squeezed over the top, and a drizzle of olive oil and top with sunflower seeds.
- Mix the yoghurt in a small bowl with ¼ bunch finely chopped mint, 2 teaspoons of capers, ½ bunch chopped chives and a good twist of black pepper.
- Toast the wholemeal buns under the grill for a few minutes then start to build your burger.
- Place a few baby gem lettuce leaves on the bun then top with a salmon burger. Add slices of avocado along with a large spoon of mint and chive yoghurt. Serve with the fresh zucchini and edamame bean salad.