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My new go-to weeknight dinner – Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers. Smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle-seasoned salmon burgers. Pan-fried until crispy with melty Havarti cheese. Then sandwiched between toasted brioche buns with creamy, spicy-sweet chipotle mayo. These colorful and fresh salmon burgers are simple to make and full of so much flavor. Great for spring and summer, plus so delicious!

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Well, these are different! I never make burgers, but something inside me really wanted to make THIS burger. Something chipotle salmon was the original idea. And then a burger just sounded so fun for the spring and summer months.

I decided a burger could be a great recipe, so I nervously tested the recipe, and you all? These burgers are something special. So special that my dad mentioned this might be his favorite dinner of all.

That is saying A LOT. I don’t love the photos, but I LOVE this recipe.

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Now, a few notes. This is a salmon burger and the burger should be pan-fried, not grilled. I think if they were grilled, they could fall apart.

For the actual salmon, I used canned. This is my go-to brand for canned salmon and tuna, we love it. Having canned salmon on hand makes for some of the easiest recipes. Plus it’s delicious and incredibly healthy too.

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Now, details

This recipe is so simple, so we gotta love that.

Grab your cooked salmon and mix it with Panko bread crumbs, eggs, chipotle in adobo sauce, tamari for a nice saltiness, honey to balance the spice level, garlic, and chili powder.

Make 3 or 4 burgers, I like to do 4 smaller burgers. Then, pan-fry each in a skillet with oil. I use either use avocado oil or olive oil.

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Next up, the cheese! Yes, cheese and seafood. It does work. Add a slice of Havarti cheese to each burger and let it melt over the crispy patties.

So yummy!

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Mix up the mayo, chipotle in adobo, honey, mayo, and sea salt. Then, layer your toasted brioche buns with mayo, the cheesy spicy burgers, and a handful of lettuce, plus avocado.

Serve with extra mayo, of course. Totally delicious and this will be great for the warmer spring and summer days ahead!

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Looking for other salmon recipes? Here are a few…

Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter

Lastly, if you make these Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 3 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 663 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


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  • 1. To make the burgers. In a bowl mix the salmon, Panko, eggs, chipotle in adobo, tamari, honey, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and herbs. Form into 3-4 burgers.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the burgers for 3-5 minutes on each side until crispy. Add a cheese slice to each, cook until melted, 1-2 minutes.
    3. For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    4. To assemble, layer your toasted buns with chipotle mayo, cheesy burgers, lettuce, avocado, and herbs. Add the top bun. Enjoy with lots of extra mayo. Yummmy!
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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome, husband approved Chipotle Salmon Burgers. These turned out great. Although portions were set at 3, made 6 large, bun size burgers. Lucky us, we have more to enjoy. Used canned salmon( no skin, no bones) made it very easy. Careful not to put too much chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, unless you like spicy.

    1. Hi Gerri,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend! xT

  2. 5 stars
    I tried making this with the salmon, but I realized WHILE making this that the canned salmon I got had the skin and bones still in it :/ So we switched to using canned chicken, and it still worked! The flavor was really good, there was some heat from the chipotle but not too much, but the cooling elements really helped balance everything out! I will try using the salmon next time that doesn’t have any bones haha XD

    1. Hi Sara,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, so glad it worked out with the canned chicken!! I highly recommend Wild Planet brand for the salmon:) I hope this helps for next time! xT

  3. 5 stars
    These sound so good. Do you think they would hold together well enough to be cooked on a gas grill?

    1. Hi Trish,
      Totally, I think that would work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

  4. Just made these and WOW! The flavor is amazing! I will recommend this recipe to everyone!

    1. Thanks so much Marsha!! So glad you enjoyed these burgers and I appreciate you making them! Happy Friday! xT

  5. These were unbelievable! The mayo was a delicious addition. Burgers were a real crowd pleaser! Definitely will make these again.

    1. Hi Susie,
      Happy Friday!!😎 I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and your comment! xx

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! An absolute hit. Love the balance between the spice and honey – a great meal 🙂

    1. Hi Natalie,
      Happy Friday!!😎 I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and your comment! xx

    1. Hi Jaime,
      Totally, that would be great for you to use! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  7. 5 stars
    I made these tonight with the canned salmon. My son watched me make them and was very skeptical. However they had great flavor and he ate two! Definite keeper for a quick weeknight meal.

    1. Hi Terri,
      Love to hear this!! Thank you so much for making these burgers and sharing your review! Have a great day! xT

    1. Hi Emily,
      Happy Wednesday!! 🌸🌤️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad it turned out well for you! xT

  8. 5 stars
    My husband and I made these tonight using canned salmon an we absolutely loved the flavor from the chipotle peppers and the sauce!!! This recipe is going to be on repeat all summer long! Loved how quick and easy it was too.

    1. Thanks so much Katy!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks so much for making it! Happy Mother’s Day! xT

  9. 5 stars
    Hey Tieghan,

    What can I say these were so amazing loved every bite just pure perfection!! I was in the store not sure what to make for dinner a couple days ago unsure what to make. As soon as I searched this site I bought the ingredients to make these Chipolte Salmon Burgers. Thanks for the inspiration and thinking outside the box I love that!! Love the hint of spice and the chipolte flavor thank you so much!! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s day to your mom tomorrow.

    1. Hey Mike,
      Perfect!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend! xT

  10. 5 stars
    Hello from England! I love this recipe and today made a riff on it – bite sized burgers for a tapas party. Chopped chipotle in adobo isn’t easily available here yet (although I’ve now discovered that Amazon sell it) so I improvised with an equivalent amount of jarred lime pickle left from a recent curry night. A different taste obviously but the lime and chilli flavour worked very well with the salmon. This week I’ve also made your salmon tacos and slow cooker chicken tikka masala so thanks for inspiring me over and over. When are you coming to see us in the UK?!?! I’ll gladly test any recipe out for you for a European audience!

    1. Hi Patricia,
      Amazing!! So glad you were able to improvise with this recipe and use what you had access to! Thanks for sharing your review:) Have a great weekend! xT

  11. 5 stars
    I made this for my family tonight. We all thought it was great! Great flavors, herbaceous, the spice was just right, savory and delicious. Really good recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Carmen!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you making it! xT

    2. 5 stars
      Great recipe!! Made it last night and my husband and I really enjoyed them. I used micro greens instead of lettuce to top them. It worked out great.
      Thanks Tieghan

      1. Thanks so much Sue!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and I appreciate you making it! xx

  12. 5 stars
    This was great. You got me to eat fish which I never do! Never been a big fan but this was delicious!! Thanks for another awesome recipe. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi Heather,
      Wonderful!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend:)