Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad

Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad

It’s no shock that I love my caesar salad dressing [that also happens to be Whole30 Complaint]. I love whipping it up at the beginning of the week and using it for a quick lunch, dinner or even side salad, like this Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad!

Here is a fun way to use it, paired with a lovely Salmon Burger. It’s essentially your classic flavored salmon burger but don’t let that fool you, it is simply delicious. Plus, paired with the creamy kale salad, it’s a salad worth making every week that will certainly not leave your bored. 

Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad

These salmon burgers alone are just fantastic, so you can really serve them however you like. But I assure you this Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad rendition will be one to impress!

Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad

If you like this salmon recipe, try my Whole30 Salmon Croquettes!

Salmon Burgers with Kale Caesar Salad

Salmon Burger Kale Caesar Salad
Serves: 6 people
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins


For the Salmon Burger:

  • 2 lb center cut salmon, skin removed and deboned
  • 1/4 cup finely diced shallot (or 1 large shallot)
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill, plus more for serving
  • 2 tsp cassava flour (arrowroot or tapioca flour is okay, too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup super-fine almond flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the Kale Caesar:


Make the Salmon Burgers:

  • Cut the salmon into 2 inch cubes. Place half of the salmon in a food processor. turn on and blend until minced, almost the texture of ground beef. You don’t want it over processed. Transfer to a bowl. Do the second batch of the salmon. (I do this in batches to prevent over blending the salmon).
  • In a large bowl, combine the salmon, shallot, bay seasoning, dill, cassava, egg salt, pepper, and egg. Using a fork, stir until well combined. Place the salmon burger mixture in the fridge so that it firms up a bit and is easier to work with, 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, Make the Salad:

  • Strip the kale leaves from the stem, rinse and pat dry. Stack the leaves on top of one another then, roll like a cigar then slice into very thin ribbons. Place the ribbons in a large bowl and set aside.

Cook the Salmon Burgers:

  • Place the almond flour on a plate. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, carefully scoop out 1/2 cup of the salmon burger mixture at a time and using your hands, press into a patty. Dredge the patties into the almond flour and coat all both sides of the salmon burger with the flour. Using your hands, Gently press once more to reinstate the patty with the almond flour.
  • Carefully place the patty into the oil and cook until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Continue until all of the salmon burgers are cooked (it makes about 8 patties)

Finish the Salad:

  • Toss the kale with desired amount caesar dressing until well coated. Serve with the salmon burgers and garnish with fresh dill. Enjoy!


  • Reply
    October 4, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Can you use canned salmon instead of fresh?

  • Reply
    February 18, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    5 stars
    Would this recipe work using fresh tuna instead of salmon?

    • Reply
      February 19, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      I haven’t tried that yet, but I think it should work and would be delicious.

  • Reply
    February 2, 2021 at 4:30 am

    These are amazing!! Another recipe from you that is so yummy!

  • Reply
    Katie Frazier
    December 19, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    5 stars
    I made the salmon burgers this week and they were absolutely amazing!! May be one of our new favorites. I sandwiched the salmon burger between two butter lettuce leaves with a homemade whole 30 dill/ranch dressing with the leftover dill (used the Mayo base from Defined Dish cookbook), and it did not disappoint. Will be trying the Caesar soon though!

    Thanks Alex!

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