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Asian Salmon/Tuna Burgers

from our RD, Sondra Tackett. Photo by Erin, SweatNet (4 servings)

Although we love a good hamburger, your arteries may need a break from the cholesterol within a standard beef burger. Try switching it up with a nice Salmon or Tuna burger filled with omega-3s to help improve both your HDL and LDL levels. Want to take it a step further? Serve it on a whole grain bun to boost your fiber for the day!


  • 1 egg white

  • 1/3 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 TBSP grated fresh ginger root

  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 lb. salmon (or tuna steak), finely chopped (or pulsed gently in a food processor)

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

  • Whole-wheat hamburger buns

  • Toppings (optional): lettuce, grilled pineapple, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, wasabi mayo

  • Side dish: Simple Pickled Cucumbers:

  • 1 seedless or English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced

  • 3 TBSP rice vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • For the pickled cucumber: In a small bowl, combine cucumber, vinegar, and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Serve alongside burgers.

  • In a large bowl, combine egg white, marinade, onions, cilantro, ginger, and red pepper flakes.

  • Stir in tuna and panko; mix gently to combine. Form into 4 patties. Set aside.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over medium heat.

  • Add patties to skillet; cook 3-4 minutes per side or to the desired doneness.

  • Place burgers into buns. Add desired toppings and serve.






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