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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.


Chipotle Mayo


  • 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
    WOW. Total win with these! Easy and delish. Would recommend even to non-salmon lovers as they don’t taste fishy at all if you load them up with the fresh herbs. Will def make these again.

    1. Hi Cait,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great week! xT

  2. 5 stars
    So. Darn. Delicious!! Thank you for this recipe! I have a feeling this will be in our regular rotation.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Wednesday!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and appreciate you making it! xT

  3. 3 stars
    Tried these and got a bit grossed out by the canned salmon. Chipotle flavor was yummy but I just couldn’t get into salmon burgers after seeing the canned salmon. Recipe seems great for others, maybe just not for me! Love HBH recipes usually

    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for trying this recipe a try, so sorry to hear it wasn’t enjoyed! Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx

        1. Hey Ashley,
          Sure, that would work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it’s delish! xx

        2. 5 stars
          I used fresh copper river salmon and everyone agreed it was one of the best meals we have ever had! I felt like it was not honoring the value of the copper river salmon by making a burger when I started making this. I am so glad it was all we had. The tender flaky fish with the flavors that enhanced the fish’s beautiful flavor and texture. INCREDIBLE! Tonight will be my 3rd time making this for family and friends.

          Tieghan, thank you so much for sharing your recipes. When I need a guaranteed winning recipe I always come to your site. I appreciate that your food is elevated always delicious without being too difficult to make. I have never had a flop with your recipes which means so much when spending money on food is sometimes tight. The last thing you want is something inedibg

          1. Hi Tyra,
            Fantastic!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, love to hear that it was tasty! Thanks so much for your kind message! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night for me and the husband and WOW! Absolutely delicious and so easy! Definitely a repeat over here! Thank you so much for another fantastic recipe! 🙂

    1. Hi Liz,
      Happy Friday!! I’m thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it and your comment!😎🍑 xx

    1. Hi Peyton,
      Amazing!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  5. 5 stars
    I made this using my own canned salmon and it was so delicious 🤤 my only switch up was Provolone cheese I didn’t have Havarti Cheese on hand. Would definitely keep on our rotation 😍 thank you Tieghan

    1. Hi Leslie,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it and your comment! xx

  6. 5 stars
    I made these last night, but instead of canned salmon I cooked up some fresh salmon. They were SO good! I will definitely be making these again sometime 🙂

    1. Hi Erin,
      Wonderful!! I’m so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT

    1. I used fresh salmon and it definitely worked. I cooked it first, then as I was making the patties I added a touch more panko crumbs to the last 2 cause I was afraid there wasn’t enough…all the patties cooked up fine though.

    2. Hi Laura,
      Totally, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

    1. Hi Valerie,
      Thanks so much!! I love to hear that this recipe was delish and I appreciate you making it! xT

  7. okay I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did!! it was a hit for the whole fam (husband and toddlers included haha). thanks for another delicious, easy recipe!!

    1. Hey Katie,
      Lol thanks so much for trying these out, so glad to hear that they were a hit! Have a great Thursday! xT

  8. 5 stars
    OMG! Another you nailed it recipe!!!! My husband and I loved these salmon patties!!! LOVED!!! Great job! I so look forward to your weekly recipes. Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Leigha,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad it was a hit! Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸

    1. Thanks so much!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear the burgers were a hit! xT

  9. 5 stars
    These were amazing! I should have taken a picture, these burgers were so beautiful. The contrast of the spicy burger and mayo with the avocado, shredded lettuce and buttered brioche, just awesome! I made 4 burgers from this recipe and we are stuffed! Thank you for another great recipe!

    1. Thanks so much Susan!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, I appreciate you making it! Happy Sunday! xT

  10. 5 stars
    Ooooo….this was SO YUMMY! Even my husband LOVED it!!!!! Quick and easy and will definitely be in the regular rotation.
    Mine were a bit wet/loose so maybe I need to drain/dry salmon better or add another egg but I’m not complaining- they were EXCELLENT! Thank you AGAIN Tieghan!!!!!!!

    1. Hi Lori,
      Happy Sunday!!🍍🥥 Thank you so much for trying this recipe and your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  11. 5 stars
    So quick and delicious! Perfect for a week night when I don’t want to make something elaborate but still want amazing flavor. Will definitely keep this meal in the rotation.

    1. Hi Claire,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you making it! Have a great weekend! xx