Salmon Burgers and Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Nutrition & Movement

salmon burger


This colorful, casual meal is surprisingly healthy and easy to prepare.

Prep Time:  15 Min         
Cook Time:  40 Min
Ready In: 55 Min

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
For the Sweet Potato Oven Fries:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend

For the Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can pink or red salmon
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 8 crackers, unsalted tops (saltine-like), crushed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites from 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat buns
  • 2 medium tomatoes (sliced)
  • 8 leaves bibb lettuce

Directions:

  1. Place oven rack in center and heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash and scrub sweet potatoes. Slice into wedges, length-wise.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potato wedges with canola oil and seasoning.
  4. Spread wedges on a cookie sheet. Roast in the oven, turning occasionally, until tender and golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. While sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare salmon burgers. Drain salmon; place in a medium mixing bowl and flake.
  6. Fold in green onions and red pepper, crushed crackers, lemon juice, egg whites, yogurt and pepper.
  7. Shape into 4 patties.
  8. Coat a large nonstick skillet lightly with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
  9. Cook salmon burgers until golden brown. Turn, and continue cooking until other side is golden brown.
  10. Serve burgers on whole-wheat buns with sliced tomatoes and lettuce, and sweet potato oven fries.

Nutritional Information:
Amount per serving: Calories: 490; Total Fat: 14 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Trans Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 45 mg; Sodium: 590 mg; Carbohydrate: 69 g; Fiber: 11 g; Protein, 25 g.

Recipe courtesy of "What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl" and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

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