Grilled Salmon Burgers With Radicchio Slaw and Sambal Mayonnaise

Grilled Salmon Burger with Radicchio Slaw and Sambal Mayonnaise
Grilled Salmon Burger with Radicchio Slaw and Sambal Mayonnaise Sabrina S. Baksh
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 5 sandwiches
Yield: 5 sandwiches
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
718 Calories
47g Fat
33g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving
Calories 718
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 978mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 782mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delectable grilled salmon burgers are topped with a refreshing radicchio slaw and a creamy sambal mayonnaise. Serve on a bun or in lettuce wraps depending on your preference. Either way, these salmon burgers are sure to please.


For the Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 grams) salmon fillet, cut into 3-inch chunks

  • 2 green onions, chopped, green and white parts separated

  • 1/3 cup (240 milliliters) almond flour, or breadcrumbs or panko

  • 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) white pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) powdered ginger

  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) rice wine vinegar

  • Vegetable oil, for the grill

  • 5 hamburger buns

For the Slaw:

  • 1 medium radicchio, shredded, washed, and dried

  • 1 medium carrot, shredded

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) soy sauce, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) sesame oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 milliliter) salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 milliliter) black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) peanuts, chopped

For the Mayonnaise:

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) sambal chile sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon (1.25 milliliters) black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) onion powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut salmon fillets into 3-inch chunks and remove any skin or bones that remain. Place chunks into a food processor with white parts of the green onion. Add almond flour, salt, white pepper, ginger, and rice wine vinegar.  

  3. Process ingredients until well combined. Mixture should have a little texture, so do not over process. Remove lid, add green portion of green onion, replace lid and pulse 5 times. Set aside while you prepare the grill.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Once grill comes up to full heat (about 10 to 15 minutes later), oil grill grates with an oil-soaked paper towel. Secure into a large pair of cooking tongs and wipe across grill grate 3 to 4 times to create a nonstick cooking surface.

  5. While grill is heating up, form salmon mixture into 5 equal-sized patties. Place onto grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F/65 C. Once cooked through, remove patties from heat and place onto a large plate. Tent with aluminum foil.

  6. To prepare slaw: Add shredded radicchio and carrot to a large bowl. Add rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and black pepper. Toss to coat. Taste and add more soy sauce or salt to you liking. Add peanuts at the very end and toss to distribute through slaw. You can prepare the slaw before working on the salmon. Simply cover bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

  7. To prepare mayonnaise: Combine mayonnaise with sambal chile sauce, pepper, and onion powder.  

  8. To assemble burgers: Add a generous amount of sambal mayonnaise to bottom bun, place grilled salmon patty on top, then radicchio slaw, and top bun. Serve with your favorite sides.