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A delicious salmon patty on a brioche bun with an orange chipotle mayo, avocado slices and lettuce

Pistachio Salmon Patties with Orange Chipotle Mayo

Pistachio salmon patties with orange chipotle mayo use canned salmon for an easy and healthy recipe. Serve over salad or on a bun.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword burgerrecipes, easydinner, healthyrecipes, lunchrecipes, salmonburger, salmonpatties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Author Wine a Little Cook A Lot


Orange Chipotle Mayo

  • 1 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 2 tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Chipotle in Adobe Sauce chopped finely
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise

Pistachio Salmon Patties

  • 1/3 cup Pistachios shelled and roasted
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ cup Fresh Basil chopped (or ½ tsp dried)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 14.75 oz. can Salmon drained and rinsed (or about 1lb. fresh salmon)
  • ½ Bell Pepper diced small
  • 3 Green Onions sliced (white and green parts)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Panko Bread Crumbs


Orange Chipotle Mayo

  • Place ingredients in food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to small airtight jar or container.
  • Mayo can be stored in the refrigerator for

Pistachio Salmon Patties

  • Place the pistachios, garlic cloves, parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper in food processor and pulse until finely ground. Slowly add olive oil and blend.
  • Place salmon, bell peppers, green onion, lemon juice and panko breadcrumb in medium size bowl. Add pistachio pesto and stir until evenly combined (you can use your hands for this!).
  • Divide mixture into 4 equal patties and place on dish or parchment paper.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium-large frying pan, add patties and cook 3-4 minutes per side until slightly browned.
  • Serve on bun with chipotle mayo or over salad.


*Salmon Burgers will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days. *Salmon Burgers can be made and frozen for up to 4 months.