Keto + SCD Salmon Burgers

These delicious Keto + SCD Salmon Burgers are a home run for dinner and surprisingly affordable too! Make them with our Keto rolls or plate them over a salad, they’re scrumptious either way!

Salmon Burgers with horseradish sauce

Low-Carb, SCD Salmon Burgers

I’m a seafood cake kind of girl. Crab cakes, trout cakes, shrimp cakes, you name it, I am sold. The only drawback is that they can get kind of pricey. As much as we LOVE our jumbo lump crab cakes, we make them just once a year, because the cost of true lump crab meat is no joke! So we decided to give canned salmon a try here and we were amazed with the results!!

Keto Salmon Burger Overhead Photo

I know, I know, some of you purists out there are cringing and wincing at the very thought! I too was initially skeptical–and you are welcome to use fresh salmon of course, but we do recommend trying the canned– I guarantee you’ll be so surprised with just how delicious these burgers are!!

Horseradish sauce for Salmon Burgers


We made a horseradish sauce (ingredients in recipe below) to add a special kick to these Keto + SCD Salmon Burgers, but we also recommend our Green House Dressing as a spread for the keto buns–it is absolutely delicious and a great dairy-free option.

keto bun with house dressing spread


-We make these with our SCD + Keto Rolls but if you’re not following a Low-Carb or SCD diet, feel free to use our Grain-Free Bagels, English Muffins or Paleo Sandwich Bread. (The Paleo Sandwich bread can be made in the roll pan as well if you prefer a bun instead of a slice.)

-These are seared in the pan prior to baking for extra flavor and a nice crust, but if you are cutting calories, you can skip the sear and just bake them through–they are still wonderful this way!!

-You will need our bread crumbs for this recipe–if you happen to have a batch of our Keto + SCD Rolls already made, you’ll just need to use 3 rolls to make the amount of bread crumbs used in this recipe. You’ll find that the Keto Roll recipe post has the breadcrumb instructions included.

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Salmon Burgers with horseradish sauce

Keto + SCD Salmon Burgers

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: about 45 min
  • Yield: 4-6 burgers 1x


*Each burger with keto bun has 5.8 net carbs

*Read through the ingredients and instructions first, it removes stress and makes the process more enjoyable. šŸ™‚



For The Burgers:

  • 10 ounces of canned salmon (we like Chicken Of The Sea Pink Salmon or for wild caught, we like Wild Planet Pink Salmon.) *You can use fresh cooked salmon, just make sure you pat it dry first.
  • 1/3 cup mayo (we use Hellman’s for Keto and Primal Kitchen or homemade for SCD)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1.5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce (Lea + Perrins is Gluten-Free)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or Tabasco Sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Keto + SCD Bread crumbs (or your favorite bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 of a medium sized red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons capers (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • a touch of cracked pepper and salt
  • fresh dill for garnish and added flavor
  • We serve these with our Keto/SCD Rolls, but they’re also great over a green salad.

Optional Dressing/Sandwich Spread

Horseradish Sauce: (Or try our Green House Dressing for SCD)

  • 1 eight oz container sour cream (Kite Hill for dairy-free) or SCD yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Make sure your SCD + Keto Breadcrumbs are made and ready to go. (It might seem like an extra hassle to make these, but trust us, once you have them, you’ll want these burgers all the time-so worth it!)
  2. Open containers of salmon and drain. Place the salmon in cheesecloth or a clean dish towel and wring out the remaining liquid-you want the salmon to be pretty dry at this point. Then put the salmon in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add your mayo, egg, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco, and mix them into the salmon with a fork. Then add the bread crumbs, diced red onion, capers, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix again until evenly combined. Place saran wrap over top and chill for 15 minutes in the freezer. (You can also leave it in the fridge overnight and cook the next day.)
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Once your salmon is chilled, go ahead and make your burger patties. This will make 4 large or 6 medium sized patties. Place them on a piece of parchment paper or plate.
  6. Next you’ll sear the burgers–if you’re watching calories, they can be baked through without searing.
  7. In a medium to large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high heat. When it begins to bubble, add in 3 of your burgers. Let them cook on each side for about a minute and a half to 2 minutes–you just want to sear them long enough to get that nice color.
  8. Place the seared burgers on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the next batch.
  9. Put seared burgers into the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. You can place a piece of foil lightly over top of them if you want to avoid over-browning.
  10. While the burgers are in the oven, you can get your horseradish sauce ready or whatever condiments you prefer.
  11. Serve on toasted bun with preferred condiments and toppings, enjoy! Leftovers can be frozen and reheated or refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min

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    1. Oh thank you dear Natalie!! I’m so excited for you guys to try them and hope you love them! šŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much! There is a Tabasco sauce option instead of Sriracha in the recipe above for those who can’t tolerate Sriracha. It is sugar-free. And that’s an excellent Idea to make homemade, sugar-free sriracha! šŸ˜€

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