Salmon and quinoa burgers

These burgers are fun to make and irresistibly delicious, plus they are a great source of omega 3!

Aprons on? Let‘s Cook!

20-30 minutes
10-12 minutes

This is a great recipe to make with the kids – they love mixing and rolling it into little balls ready for cooking! Plus it is packed with brain boosting nutrients – omega 3 from the salmon, choline from the eggs, vitamin E from the green leafy veg, vitamin B2 from the quinoa.


  • 440g skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 120g uncooked)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter for frying


  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Foil
  • Baking tray
  • Saucepan
  • Plate
  • Chopping board & knife


Egg, mustard, fish, dairy


1 Preheat the oven to 200C (180 fan assisted / gas mark 6)
2 Put your quinoa on to cook as per the pack instructions. Once cooked leave to cool until completely cold
3 While your quinoa is cooking, line a baking tray with foil and place the salmon fillets on, drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook in the oven for 12 mins or until the salmon is just cooked through. Leave out to cool
4 In a large bowl mix together the spring onions, spinach, basil, mayonnaise, egg, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and paprika. Then flake in the cooled salmon and add the cooled quinoa
5 Mix until everything is combined
6 Using your hands form the mixture into golf ball sized balls and squash into patties, place on a plate
7 Once all the patties are done heat a little butter in a shallow non-stick frying pan and fry the patties for 4-5 mins on each side (you may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan)
8 Serve with new potatoes and lots of vegetables!

Fun fact! Quinoa is high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and antioxidants…that’s why they call it a super food!

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