Salmon Patties with Jalapeno-Basil Mayo (Salmon Burgers)

A recipe for oustandingly delicious salmon patties made from fresh ground salmon, grilled up as salmon cakes, topped with a creamy spicy mayo.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 676 kcal



  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 4-5 large basil leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup mayo


  • 8 ounces salmon
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasonings
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 toasted buns for serving
  • Extra jalapenos just because!


  1. For the mayo, roast the jalapeno pepper over an open flame to char the skin. Keep flipping to get each side, about 5-6 minutes, until the skin is nicely charred. Remove and cover with a paper towel. Cool, then rub off the charred skins. Place into a foodprocessor.
  2. Add basil and mayo and process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. For the salmon patties, heat a small pan to medium heat and add some oil. Add jalapeno and onion and cook about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add to a food processor.
  6. Add raw salmon and process. Remove and set into a mixing bowl.
  7. Add egg, panko, olive oil, cilantro, Cajun seasonings, and salt and pepper. Hand mix.
  8. Form into 2 patties and cook in a medium-heated pan with a few splashes of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  9. Set onto toasted buns and top with the jalapeno-basil mayo. Serve with extra jalapeno peppers!

Recipe Notes

I love these salmon cakes! Or salmon patties. Or salmon burgers. Whatever you'd like to call them!

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Patties with Jalapeno-Basil Mayo (Salmon Burgers)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 676 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 531mg 22%
Potassium 703mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 23.8%
Calcium 12%
Iron 18.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.