Super Easy Salmon Burgers with Avocado Mango Salsa

These salmon burgers are easy to make, full of flavor, and topped with a quick and delicious avocado mango salsa! They come together in less than 30 minutes!

Course Main, Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


  • 1 pound fresh salmon filet, skin removed and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mango
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • juice of 1 lime (or two if it's small)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus extra for topping


  1. Make the salsa. Combine avocado, mango, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, and a couple pinches of salt in a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Set aside while you make the burgers.

  2. Put the salmon in the food processor and pulse until ground, but not so ground that it becomes a paste. Add salmon to a medium bowl. Add the egg, panko, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the salmon and mix until combined. Once combined, form into 4 patties.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil/olive oil. Add the burgers and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until golden and cooked through. Serve with the avocado mango salsa and extra chopped cilantro!