Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

Tender Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo are bursting with flavor! Make some ahead of time and freeze them for a later date too!

Homemade salmon burgers with smokey chipotle and fresh chive lemon mayo


When I returned home from Seattle last June, I immediately wanted to recreate the amazing Salmon Burger that I had had from the Rub with Love Shack. Although that burger was absolutely perfect, this adaptation was pretty darn good too. In fact, it has become a bi-weekly part of our menu. Because I love chipotle so much, I decided to add this to the burgers for some smokey heat. I purchase the small cans of Chipotle in Adobo Sauce. If you have the time, I highly suggest you make the mayonnaise homemade. It is utterly delicious and does not even compare to the jarred stuff! Hopefully you all will enjoy it as much as we do!These Chipotle Salmon Burgers are perfect for Lent, a quick yet flavorful weeknight meal, or a weekend bbq

This recipe is great to make ahead and freeze too. Just make the patties and flash freeze them. To flash freeze, you simply put the patties on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, throw them in a ziploc bag until ready to use.

spicy smokey salmon burgers with fresh chive and lemon may perfect for Lent or a weekend bbq

Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

These burgers are easy enough to enjoy during the week or enjoy on a sunny hot afternoon day with a cold beer. They are perfect for lent. So, if you are like me and trying to go the healthy route, these are the perfect way to do just that. No need to sacrifice flavor here! Enjoy!


Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo


    Chipotle Salmon Burger adapted from Paula Deen
  • 1 cup peppers (any combination of colors), finely diced
  • 1 half of a chipotle pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds salmon fillets, skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle can
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon Chive Mayo
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, dice peppers and garlic until finely diced. Add salmon, salt and lemon juice and pulse a few times until combined.
  2. Remove blade and mix in panko crumbs and egg.
  3. Form 8 patties and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. In a heated skillet (set on medium high) lightly coat with cooking spray.
  5. Cook patties for 5 minutes on each side.
  6. Spread toasted buns with some lemon chive mayo and add patties, lettuce and tomato.
  7. Mix all the ingredients together and spread over buns.

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20 Responses to Chipotle Salmon Burgers with Lemon Chive Mayo

  1. Karista January 11, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    This looks so delish! Making me hungry 🙂

    • The Seaside Baker January 11, 2013 at 1:53 am #

      Thank you Karista!!!! As I was writing this post, it seriously made me rethink my dinner plans, then I realized I would have to run to the store. That ended that right there!

  2. Karen January 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Your salmon burgers sound terrific.

  3. Annie January 17, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    These look and sound amazing! However, I have a quick question. When you say, ‘That burger was anything but perfect”, to me that sounds like you did not enjoy it, or there was something wrong with it. Am I misreading? Sorry to bother, but just wanted to be clear because I’d like to make these if you think they are worth it! Thanks 🙂

    • The Seaside Baker January 17, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      You are so right Annie!!!! This is what happens when you try to type and think with a baby jumping around!!! I will fix it!

  4. wee eats January 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I don’t even eat seafood and this has me craving this burger!

  5. Melinda January 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Dear SeaSide Baker, Have you tried this recipe with any other type of fish I am curious as to how well Tilapia would do, my husband loves Tilapia so I wonder how well it would work. Sounds delicious may try it your way first!

    • The Seaside Baker January 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Hi Melinda, I have not tried this with any other fish. Tilapia is a pretty firm meat fish so am sure it would work. Let me know how it comes out…sounds delicious!

  6. Dottie February 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Quick question: for the salmon filets they are not pre-cooked correct? The cooking for them will come in skillet? (just to clarify)

  7. Carol June 13, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    This looks so yummy! Do you reckon they can be frozen before they are cooked?

    • The Seaside Baker June 13, 2013 at 6:11 am #

      Yes, that should be fine. Just as long as the salmon wasn’t previously frozen before purchasing.

  8. Christine February 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    I would love to make this but I have no clue what adobo in chiplote sauce is. Could you tell me a brand name or where to find it?

    • theseasidebaker March 2, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      It is a can of chipotle peppers in a special sauce. If you do not have it available you could just use a 1/2 tsp of ground chipotle pepper spice.

  9. Morgan Wild December 2, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    Do you think this would this work with canned salmon? That’s all I have on hand right now because we go through fresh salmon so fast!


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