Spicy Salmon Burgers with Avocado Ranch


  • For the Avocado Ranch:
  • 1 Del Monte® Avocado, pitted and scooped from the shell
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves and stems, chopped
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice from Del Monte® Limes
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • For the Salmon Burgers:
  • 1½ lbs. salmon, bones and skin removed, divided
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves


In a blender combine avocado, cilantro, buttermilk, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. If needed, add a little more buttermilk to obtain a thick but pourable consistency. Set aside.

In a food processor combine about ¼ of the salmon, breadcrumbs, cumin, oregano, salt, and cayenne. Process until mixture forms a smooth paste. Add remaining salmon, jalapeños, cilantro, and green onion. Pulse until salmon and vegetables are finely chopped but not a paste.

Form salmon mixture into 4 patties.

In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add burgers and cook, flipping once, until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes (internal temperature should reach 145℉).

Serve burgers on buns, topped with avocado ranch and lettuce.


4 burgers

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

8-10 minutes

Calories Per Serving:


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 580 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1070mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 6g
Protein 42g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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