Yesterday, I covered the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like salmon, sardines and herring.

Our end-of-the-week recipe is a tasty salmon burger spiked with lemon zest and Dijon, married with crisp celery and green onions. Top it off with a savory, creamy dill sauce, and add some chunky slaw to round out the meal.

All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Salmon Burgers With Dill Sauce
Makes 2 servings

Salmon Burgers

1 6-ounce can pink salmon
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup diced bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 hamburger buns

Dill Sauce

1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup finely sliced cucumber
1 teaspoon fresh dill
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine salmon, green onion, celery, bread crumbs, egg, mustard and lemon rind. Mix well. Form into two patties. Chill one hour or until ready to cook.
  2. In lightly greased skillet, cook burgers over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  3. For dill sauce, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  4. Serve burgers on buns with sauce.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bumble Bee Foods