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Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers

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TOTAL TIME:30 minutes

PREP TIME:10 minutes

COOK TIME:20 minutes

Wild salmon, quinoa, and kale – these burgers are not only super healthy, loaded with good-for-you omegas and tons of protein (21-1/2 grams of protein) they also taste delicious and are easy to make. Serve them on a simple arugula salad with grapefruit, with a mustard-shallot vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 oz wild salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay
  • 1 large egg, beaten

For the salad:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 1/ 4 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 loose cups baby arugula
  • 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and diced

DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, shallots, dijon, salt and pepper.

Cut about a 4 oz piece off or the salmon and place in a food processor or chopper to finely chop. This will help hold the burgers together.

With a knife finely chop the remaining salmon, transfer to a large work bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the oil and saute shallots and kale. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until wilted and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to the bowl with salmon along with quinoa, Dijon, Old Bay and egg. Mix to combine, then form into 5 patties, about 1/2 cup each.

Lightly heat a nonstick grill pan or skillet over medium heat, when hot spray with oil and add the salmon patties. Cook the 4 to 5 minutes, then gently turn and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Toss the dressing with the arugula and grapefruit; divide on four plates.

Top each salad with a salmon burger.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Yield: 5 servings, Serving Size: 1 burger with salad

Amount Per Serving:
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 8
Calories: 277 calories
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: g
Cholesterol: 105mg
Sodium: 338mg
Carbohydrates: 17g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 5g
Protein: 23g

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