Gluten Free Salmon Burgers

Gluten Free Bagel with Lox Burger

Years ago, before going truly gluten free, my husband and I had a weekly tradition. Every Sunday morning, we would wake up bright and early, walk down the oak tree studded hill we lived on to the charming downtown area of our little town of Los Gatos, Calif. and go to the Farmer’s Market. On the way to market, we would stop first for a coffee from the roasting company, then walk a couple doors down to the bagel place. Every Sunday, I ordered the same thing: an everything bagel, toasted, with scallion schmear, lox, tomato and red onion. I miss everything about those days – the wide variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, the musicians playing in the park to the delight of dancing children, my steaming cappuccino and of course, that bagel!

This gluten free salmon-burger recipe is reminiscent of that bagel. The burger itself is made from coarsely ground salmon with a hint of smokiness from smoked paprika; the spread is just like that schmear I loved, and the buns are topped with all the fixings of an everything bagel.

The gluten free buns were so simple to make thanks to Kinnikinnick’s Bread & Bun Mix – just add water, top with egg wash and some sesame and poppy seeds, granulated garlic and onion, and bake in oven-proof ramekins that give you that perfect burger bun shape.

This salmon-burger has it all – except a name!  That’s where you come in.

Here’s the challenge – read through the recipe and come up with a fun, creative, clever name for it.

You can enter as many as 5 names if you like but they all have to be different and submitted in individual comments.

You have until Sunday, June 30th, midnight (EST) to enter in your name(s). The next day, I will pick a winner and officially change the name of this recipe. The winner will be announced in this post plus I will send that person an email, so make sure you provide a legit email address.

This isn’t random or computer generated! I am picking the name I like best!

The winner will receive a case of Kinnikinnick’s Bread & Bun Mix.

I can only ship to an address in the United States or Canada. If you live in another country, you can go ahead and enter, but you need to provide me with a U.S. or Canadian shipping address.

For all the official rules, go here.

So, what would you name this gluten free recipe?

Update – Thank you Alisa for coming up with the winning name for this gluten free recipe – Bagel with Lox Burger!  Enjoy your case of Kinnikinnick’s Gluten Free Bread and Bun Mix!  Thanks to all who participated – such great names it was hard to pick a winner!


Gluten Free Salmon Burgers Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Salmon Burgers
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Gluten Free Bagel with Lox Burger

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Jewish
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 pounds boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (or dairy free cream cheese alternative), at room temperature
  • 4 scallions , white and green parts, minced
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes , sliced
  • ½ red onion , sliced
  • 6 burger buns (recipe follows)


  • Remove the skin from the salmon fillets and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse several times to coarsely grind the meat. Put the ground salmon in a mixing bowl, finely grate the lemon peel into the bowl (save the lemon), add the dill, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and mix well. Form into 6 equal sized patties. Brush a little olive oil over the top of each burger.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan and heat. Cook the burgers 3- 5 minutes per side; 3 minutes for pink inside, 5 for cooked through.
  • Combine the cream cheese with the juice of the lemon, a pinch of salt and pepper and the minced scallions. Stir to combine.
  • Cut the burger buns in half. To toast, spread the cut sides with some softened butter, dairy free butter or oil and toast for a few seconds in a hot, dry skillet.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Bagel with Lox Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 384mg16%
Potassium 1046mg30%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 2814IU56%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bagels Burgers Dairy Free Gluten-Free Kinnikinnick Lox Recipe Salmon Sesame
  1. Amanda W.
    June 15, 2012

    Sexy and Savory Salmon Burger on a Scrumptious Kinnikinnick Bun.

  2. Amanda W.
    June 15, 2012

    Actually, it should be.. Simply Sexy and Savory Salmon Burger on a Scrumptious Kinnikinnick Bun. :)

  3. Bev W.
    June 15, 2012

    The Everything Salmon Burger on a Tasty Kinnikinnick Bun.

  4. Hi Carol!
    Oh this looks sooooo yummy!! I always need more salmon burger recipes – thank you!

    No need to enter me in the contest, but I would like to submit a name idea — “The Mt. Coho Burger.”
    :) Megan

  5. Sarah Peterson
    June 15, 2012

    1.)The Mercurey burgar- slamon have a small bit of Mercury in their brain to aid in migration (compass like) people will like the burgar so much, it will sure to find its way into their stomachs. 2) its not fish and chips, its fish & bagel burgar! 3.) The Tasty Omega 3 burgar 4.) Forget the beef burgar 5.) the fishing pole & jewish deli burgar

  6. Jessica
    June 15, 2012

    The Market Morning Salmon Stacker. Looks delicious!

  7. Jessica
    June 15, 2012

    The Seven-Layer Salmon con Scallion Sandwich.

  8. Gilbert
    June 15, 2012

    Salubrious Salmon Burgers

  9. Conni
    June 15, 2012

    Smoked salmon stack

  10. The Simply Stacked Salmon Burger of Amazingness ;)

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  12. Sheilahh
    June 15, 2012

    Fish ‘n Fresh on a Bun!

  13. Sheilahh
    June 15, 2012

    Sunday Salmon Stack

  14. June 15, 2012

    Alaskan river burgers

  15. June 15, 2012

    Dilly-dally salmon burger

  16. June 15, 2012


  17. Shelby
    June 15, 2012

    the Crazy Coho Burger

  18. Shelby
    June 15, 2012

    The Slammin’ Salmon Burger!

  19. nik
    June 16, 2012

    Swimming Upstream on a Double K Bun. :)

  20. June 16, 2012

    Ooooo that looks absolutely delicious, especially those buns, haha no pun intended! Maybe, just maybe it should be named The Everything S.L.T. (salmon, lettuce, tomato) Burger!

  21. June 16, 2012

    Or how about the “Dill-icious” S.L.T. Everything Burgers. I crack myself up.

  22. June 16, 2012

    Salmon Super Slider

  23. June 16, 2012

    Smokey Salmon Burger on a Kinnikinnick Bagel
    It looks delish! Are you sure you can get your whole mouth around that? lol
    I loved your story about days gone by! It sounded wonderful!

  24. Tina D
    June 16, 2012

    Hi Carol!
    Love your Newsletter and your recipes. Just got your Quick Meals cookbook and can’t wait to try the recipes. I think you should name your Salmon Burger after the town where you first had it – “The Los Gatos Salmon Burger”.

    Good luck!

  25. Tina D
    June 16, 2012

    …. or you could name it “Carol’s Sunday Salmon Burger”.

  26. Tina D
    June 16, 2012

    or you could name it Carol’s Simply Salmon Burger

  27. Elsie Hodges
    June 16, 2012

    Hi Carol,
    How about, “Big Mouth Salmon Burger Supreme”? That’s quite a stack of deliciousness there!
    Elsie H


  28. Elsie Hodges
    June 16, 2012

    Hi again,

    Or how about, “Neptune Fantastic Salmon Burger”. I love Kinnikinnik’s Bread and Bun Mix. Use it all the time.


  29. Barbara Cox
    June 16, 2012

    Simply Summer Salmon Burger

  30. Barbara Cox
    June 16, 2012

    A Walk to Remember Salmon Burger

  31. Barbara Cox
    June 16, 2012

    Simply Summer Salmon Burger with Cream Cheese on an Everything Bun

  32. June 16, 2012

    Sunday’s Stacked Salmon Sandwich

  33. Jen richey
    June 16, 2012

    Kinnickinnick Morning Market Salmon Stack. :-)

  34. Jen richey
    June 16, 2012

    Big Bagel B Salmon Surprise

  35. Jen richey
    June 16, 2012

    Salmon Schmeared Market Bagel

  36. Elsie Hodges
    June 16, 2012

    Here’s another one. ” Salmon Burger a la Dagwood”. Your burger reminds me of the sandwiches Dagwood Bumstead (from the cartoon) used to make

  37. Rachel
    June 16, 2012

    Gluten-Free Salmon Burger

  38. Rachel
    June 16, 2012

    Simply Salmon

  39. Rachel
    June 16, 2012

    scallion schmeared Salmon Burger

  40. pat waits
    June 16, 2012

    SalYUM on a Kinnikinnik’s bun

  41. pat waits
    June 16, 2012

    Salmon Bliss on a bun (Kinnikinnik’s)

  42. pat waits
    June 16, 2012

    Salmon and the Best Breakfast on a Bun

  43. Deb Kuingo
    June 18, 2012

    Upstream without gluten burger

  44. terri
    June 18, 2012

    big mouth salmon burger with a schmear on a everything Kinnikinnik bun

  45. Ashley
    June 18, 2012

    looks delicious! I would call it the dill-lox burger- not just for brunch any more!

  46. karen ferguson
    June 18, 2012

    Swimming with the Salmon

  47. Serena
    June 18, 2012

    Sal-emon and Dill Burger

  48. Jennifer Barned-Svensson
    June 18, 2012

    Los Gatos’ salmon stacker

  49. Jennifer Barned-Svensson
    June 18, 2012

    Cali Salmon stacker

  50. Jennifer Barned-Svensson
    June 18, 2012

    lox o’love burger

  51. Jennifer Barned-Svensson
    June 18, 2012

    Los Gatos’ love of lox

  52. karen ferguson
    June 18, 2012

    Salmon on the Beach (the buns look like sand sprinkled on them)

  53. June 18, 2012

    Everything Alaska

  54. Stephanie Rollman
    June 18, 2012

    The “Un-Crabby Patty” Salmon Sweet Treat

  55. Monica Kerr
    June 18, 2012

    Mile High Salmon Burger

  56. Monica Kerr
    June 18, 2012

    “Everything but the kitchen sink” salmon burger :)

  57. Monica Kerr
    June 18, 2012

    Not Your Ordinary Burger

  58. Monica Kerr
    June 18, 2012

    Mouth Wateringly Scrumptious Salmon Burger

  59. Denise Brown
    June 18, 2012

    “Farmer’s Market Salmon Burger”

  60. Charlene Brissette
    June 18, 2012

    I would call it The Ultimate Salmon Burger.

  61. Judy Kocacs
    June 18, 2012

    after reading your charming story I like the name “King of the Hill”.

  62. Andrea Paton
    June 18, 2012

    STOLE (Salmon, Tomato, onion, Lettuce, on everything bun)

  63. Andrea Paton
    June 18, 2012

    Everything plus the salmon burger

  64. Andrea Paton
    June 18, 2012

    Market Salmon Burger

  65. Andrea Paton
    June 18, 2012

    Scent of a salmon burger

  66. Andrea Paton
    June 18, 2012

    salmon burger supreme

  67. June 18, 2012

    I love that bun mix! I tried it years and years ago, and haven’t had a better one since. Naming is always hard – maybe a Bagel w/ Lox Burger

  68. eva palombo
    June 19, 2012

    Sock-it-to-me Salmon Burger

  69. Laurel
    June 19, 2012

    Schmeared Salmon, the Universe and Everything Burger

  70. The Simple Salmon Tower

  71. Lisa
    June 25, 2012

    Sassy Salmon Super Slider Deluxe!

  72. Diane Wilson
    June 29, 2012

    Salmon Sea Burgers

  73. Meghan Finley
    June 30, 2012

    Ultimate Salmon Poor Boy

  74. Meghan Finley
    June 30, 2012

    Lox of Love

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