Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers

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Wild salmon, quinoa, and kale these burgers are not only super healthy, loaded with good-for-you omegas and tons of protein (21-1/2 grams of protein) they also taste delicious and are easy to make. Serve them with a simple arugula salad with grapefruit, with a mustard-shallot vinaigrette.

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Ingredients   [ For 1 to 2 people ]    [   Preparation time : 10 minute  –  Cooking time : 15 minutes  ]

  • 16 oz wild salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Old Bay
  • 1 large egg, beaten

For the salad

  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 1/ 4 Tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 loose cups baby arugula
  • 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and diced

Preparation Method

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, shallots, dijon, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cut about a 4 oz piece off or the salmon and place in a food processor or chopper to finely chop. This will help hold the burgers together.
  3. With a knife finely chop the remaining salmon, transfer to a large work bowl.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the oil and saute shallots and kale. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until wilted and tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to the bowl with salmon along with quinoa, Dijon, Old Bay and egg. Mix to combine, then form into 5 patties, about 1/2 cup each.
  6. Lightly heat a nonstick grill pan or skillet over medium heat, when hot spray with oil and add the salmon patties. Cook the 4 to 5 minutes, then gently turn and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  7. Toss the dressing with the arugula and grapefruit; divide among four plates.
  8. Top each salad with a salmon burger.

 

Enjoy it !!

 

 

 

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