Saturday, January 12, 2008

Salmon Burgers with Mango Salsa

Trader Joe is my friend. I found these amazing salmon burgers there. They are low in calories because they are really just big chunks of salmon pressed together, not all ground up like some burgers. But, you could use any salmon burger you can find for these.

For this recipe, the "salsa" is really like a salad, which is why there is a lot of it. Although you can serve these with or without bread, we had them open-faced on a slice of toasted whole wheat.

Another amazing product you must try is this fabulous salad dressing: Follow Your Heart Spicy Southwestern Ranch. It is so delicious, healthy, creamy and tasty.. yet so low in calories that I honestly have no idea how they do it. You can get it in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods. It is wonderful drizzled on top of this dish.

Now, you can adjust the amounts of these ingredients if you like, but this is basically what I did:

  • 4-5 salmon burgers
  • 1 fresh, ripe mango
  • 1 can black beans
  • 3/4 box of frozen corn
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • optional: fresh herbs like cilantro and/or mint (I didn't have any in the house and this still came out tasting amazing)
  • optional: mixed greens for accompaniment
  • optional: a tasty, Mexican inspired salad dressing like Follow Your Heart Southwestern Ranch (mentioned above)
  • optional: whole grain or other bread
  1. Dice your mango. If you don't know by now how to do this, watch this video. (Unfortunately, the dicing doesn't start until about 1:45 into this video) or just check out this web page.
  2. Mix the mango with everything except the dressing, bread, and salmon, in a bowl.
  3. That's pretty much it for the salsa. It tastes better the next day because all the flavors get a chance to mingle.
  4. Now, fry up your salmon burgers with some olive or canola oil.
  5. If desired, toast your bread.
  6. To serve, place the toasted bread on a plate, followed by your mixed greens, the salmon, a generous heap of salsa and then drizzle with the ranch dressing.

There you have it, a very healthy, delicious meal with plenty of leftovers!

2 comments:

Veronica said...

I bought the salmon burgers at TJ's now I just gotta make the salsa tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.

I love that you have this blog, when I can't find something on cooking.com, or another such site, I come here.

Alexis said...

Aw, thanks V!