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wild salmon burger topped with broccoli slaw and a spicy aioli, with a side of chips

Wild Salmon Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion


These delicious, omega-packed, Wild Salmon Burgers are topped with a crunchy Asian broccoli slaw and spicy sambal aioli! Super yummy!



For Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 pound skinless wild salmon fillet, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped or 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (red chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns (optional)
  • Avocado slices

For Broccoli Slaw:

  • ½ bag broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 cup chopped fresh kale
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

For Sambal Aioli:


  1. In a food processor pulse salmon pieces until ground up. In a large bowl, combine well the salmon, garlic, shallots, sambal oelek, fish sauce, ginger, lime juice, mayonnaise, cilantro and mint. Add in the panko bread crumbs and form burger patties.
  2. Heat oil on medium high in a large frying pan on stove. Fry salmon burgers on each side until well browned on each side, about 4 minutes.
  3. Combine all ingredients for broccoli slaw in a large bowl and top the burgers with slaw, avocado slices, and the sambal aioli.

To make the Sambal Aioli: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and sambal oelek.


  • Don’t forget to remove the skin on the salmon before putting it in the food processor. You will not get the same results for perfectly chopped salmon!
  • Add more of the sambal oelek if you like it super spicy!
  • Top with your favorites, like avocado slices and tomatoes.
  • Make it gluten-free! Use GF Panko bread crumbs and lose the bun! This salmon burger is also great on top of a green salad. So many options.
  • These burgers work great with vegan mayo too! (That’s what I used.)


  • Serving Size: 1 Burger
  • Calories: 408
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Sodium: 1013.1 mg
  • Fat: 25.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
  • Protein: 27.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.6 mg

Keywords: salmon, wild salmon, burgers, salmon recipes