• Servings 4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 10 min
  • Cuisine
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Salmon Burger with Avocado and Spinach Pesto


  • 2 salmon filets, about 1 lb total
  • 1 (15oz) can cannelloni beans
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg baby spinach
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns

These burgers can be prepared in advance and re-heated easily.


  • Cut salmon into large chunks.
  • Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Add salmon, beans, half the baby spinach, mustard, 1 tbs olive oil, salt and pepper to the food processor and grind finely.
  • Using wet hands, shape the mixture into 4 burgers.
  • Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a saute pan and fry the burgers for 10 minutes on medium heat, or until golden brown, turning halfway.
  • ¬†While the burgers cook, clean the food processor, then add 1 cup spinach, feta cheese, capers and remaining oil and pulse to make a pesto. Add more oil if necessary, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Pit and slice the avocado.
  • Split the buns and spread the bottom halves with the spinach pesto.
  • Top with remaining spinach, salmon burgers and avocado and top bun.
  • Serve passing the extra pesto separately.

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