Burgers may be associated with warm weather and grilling, but the versatile meal can be made year round. While traditional beef patties come to mind for many, there are also healthy protein options to satisfy that burger craving without sacrificing flavor.
For example, salmon is a nutritionally well-rounded alternative that offers a variety of health benefits. Topped with melted cheddar then piled on top of fresh arugula, peppered bacon and zesty mayo, these Alaskan salmon burgers with peppered bacon are a twist on tradition that can help you put a protein-packed, flavorful meal on the table in minutes.
ALASKAN SALMON BURGERS WITH PEPPERED BACON
Prep time: 13 minutes
½ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1 box (11.2 ounces) Alaska salmon burgers
4 cheddar cheese slices
4 seeded burger buns, split and toasted
4 cups arugula
6 strips peppered bacon, cooked
12 bread-and-butter pickles, drained
■ In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
■ Cook salmon burgers according to package directions. When almost cooked through, top each with slice of cheese, cover and cook until melted.
■ Spread cut sides of buns with mayonnaise and top bottom buns with arugula. Cover with salmon burgers, bacon, pickles and top buns.