Salmon Burgers

One word....... Epic

foodoppi salmon burgers

There is only one word for these burgers  –  EPIC !!!

I am fast becoming the Umami Queen I think and this recipe really showcases that.

With layers of natural umami deliciousness coming from real, Irish, simple ingredients this dish is a total winner for young and old.

It is a salmon burger with some sweet potato and dry cured smoked bacon in the mix. They are baked in the oven and served on a wholewheat bun. The other fab thing about these burgers is they can be “dressed up or dressed down” depending on you audience if you know what I mean.

For the grown ups or the more adventurous eater we will serve the burgers with a ranch dressing, some creamy avocado and top it with some sprouting seeds.

salmon and sweet potato burgers for kids

For our younger, perhaps slightly picky eater these are miracle as they are a complete  nutritious meal in themselves so simply serve them with a little dip of choice on the side.

With fun and deliciousness,


What You'll Need

Makes 5 burger patties 

300g (2) salmon darnes 

200g sweet potato (1/2 large sweet potato )

2 smoked streaky bacon rashers 

1 tsp onion and garlic powder 

1 egg, whisked

To Serve: 

Wholemeal buns


Super Sprouts seeds ( Good 4 U ) 

Carrot slaw / pickle 

Healthy Ranch Dip

2 tablespoon Greek yoghurt

1 tablespoons low mayonnaise

2 tablespoon cold water/buttermilk

1 teaspoon dried dill

1 teaspoon fresh parsley

¼ teaspoon onion granules

¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Oven tray

Parchment paper

Microwave, bowl, cling film


Saucepan & lid


Chopping board

Sharp knife

Weighing scales

Large and small bowls


How to Do It

Burger Time

  1. 1Peel the sweet potato and cut into rough chunks and steam. To do this in a microwave pop them in a bowl with a splash of water. Cover with cling film, then cook on high for 8 mins ( microwave wattage and times may vary). Allow to cool and then mash.
  2. 2Dice up the salmon (tiny dice) and bacon ( very tiny dice ).
  3. 3Pop the salmon and bacon into a large bowl. Add in the whisked egg, onion and garlic powder and the mashed sweet potato. Combine and shape into burgers or patties. ( each one weighing approx 120g ).
  4. 4Place on a sheet of parchment paper on an oven tray and chill in the fridge for 15mins -30mins or overnight .
  5. 5Bake the salmon burgers at 180oC for 25mins.
  6. 6To assemble - warm the bun, spoon on the creamy ranch dressing, add the burger and top with avocado and sprouting seeds.
    For the kids - make each pattie into 2 sliders, bake and just serve on a plate with the yummy dip.
  7. 7

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