Everyone loves a little tiny burger! Salmon sliders are a healthier alternative to the regular hamburger slider. They are chockfull of heart healthy omega-3 fish oils and this recipe is also loaded with flavorful and colorful veggies as well! The baby arugula adds a nice peppery kick that will have your taste buds screaming for more!
Salmon sliders with baby arugula
Makes 10 sliders
- 1 pound salmon filet, skin removed
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 mini tri-colored sweet peppers, seeded, cored and diced
- 1 green scallion, thinly sliced
- 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 4 ounces baby arugula
- 10 mini buns
- Finely chop salmon into tiny pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl.
- Finely chop sweet peppers and scallions. Add to mixing bowl with salmon.
- Add panko breadcrumbs, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper to salmon.
- Using hands, mix until well combined.
- Using hands and a third-cup measuring cup as a mold, form salmon mixture into 10 patties and set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Cook salmon patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through and browned.
- Spread mayonnaise onto rolls, add salmon patty and top with baby arugula.
- Serve and enjoy!
Be a clever chef!^
- Kick up your sandwich a notch with a little homemade chipotle mayo! Mix together 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from canned chipotle in adobo with the 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Spread evenly onto rolls and enjoy your spicy salmon slider!
- Swap out the baby arugula for baby spinach for a different green flavor.
- Make a cabbage coleslaw to top your salmon slider with.
Rachel's suggested wine pairing
Hands down, my two favorite wines to pair with salmon are chardonnay and pinot noir. These salmon sliders have a crunchy crust so a slightly chilled pinot noir will pair perfectly with the richness of the fish and the crust of the slider patty. For the chardonnay pairing, try a cool climate chardonnay with good acidity rather than tropical fruit or buttery chardonnay. A sauvignon blanc or dry riesling would also pair well with these salmon sliders.