Paleo Salmon Burgers with Dill Tartar Sauce

This is a true staple around here!  It’s simple, quick and usually something I have on hand!  I usually buy fresh salmon in bulk and freeze in family size portions or I purchase the frozen wild salmon already packaged at Costco.  

This is a quick meal that I can mix together in about 10 minutes and then just wait for it to cook!  I usually serve with a small side salad if I have the ingredients, and if I don’t, then we have a salad on top!  This past week when we had one of those ‘busy run out the door night’ we had tomatoes and cucumbers on top with our amazing tartar/salmon burger sauce! That way we had it all together and it was delicious!

Up until 2 years ago I don’t think I had purchased or cooked seafood or fish of any kind in our marriage!  I didn’t eat it growing up and I had no idea how to fix it or what to add.  It’s been a slow process with some failures, but definitely more victories than flops!  We now have a few dishes we really enjoy!

I aim for having some sort of seafood or fish at least once a week to add variety and to get the nutrients that only fish and seafood can add to our diets.  Its also a great change from beef, pork or chicken for every meal.  It can be a bit pricey, so we stick to the more cost effective varieties.  I think we’ve had shrimp once and scallops once in the last 10 years and those recipes were fantastic!  I would love to have them more often, but unfortunately it isn’t quite in the budget… yet!  One day, hopefully!

One thing I haven’t mastered, though is when fish is completely cooked.  I usually call on Brian to check it for me and let me know!  He often teases that’s the only reason I keep him around it to make sure the fish is adequately cooked!  So not true…!

So, on to the recipe!  This is a version I’ve altered and changed and changed again!  This is our favorite version!  I hope you like it too!


Salmon Burger:

1 lb salmon
2 eggs
2 pieces gluten free bread (can sub unsweetened coconut flakes, but does change the texture some)
1 TBSP ground mustard
3 green onions finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Place bread in toaster until crispy.
  3. While bread is toasting place fish into a bowl and flake with a fork until broken into small pieces.
  4. Once bread is toasted, break into small pieces and add to the fish.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Pat into 4-6 large burgers and place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until done. 

Dill Tartar Sauce

¼ cup homemade paleo mayo
1 tsp dill seed
1 TBSP lemon juice

Mix it all together and chill.


On the rare occasions that we get gluten free bread for Tonchi as a treat I usually save the ends for bread crumbs.  There are times that I don’t have them and I just use unsweetened coconut flakes.  This works well although it adds some sweetness and changes the texture a little.  We definitely prefer it with the bread, but we all eat it either way!

If you’ve tried this recipe and liked it, I’d love to know about it! 😉  Do you have a favorite fish recipe?  I’d love to add to my repertoire!


4 thoughts on “Paleo Salmon Burgers with Dill Tartar Sauce

  1. Is this what you fed us that one time? 🙂 yum! I have been trying to go more paleo and more fish too…I am so happy to see that you posted this.


  2. The picture is marvelous…so tempting..I try to have canned salmon once a week, as I have most of my 91 years. Love new ways of using it. Love to put toasted almonds over the top too…Yum! Also, make a lemon/cream gravy..Thanks for your recipe and great photography. God bless !


    1. Thank you so much for your sweet note! 😉 Toasted almonds sounds fantastic! I may be adding that to mine! 😉


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