Pan-Seared Salmon Burgers with Tzatziki

Pan-Seared Salmon Burgers with Tzatziki is an excerpt from Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky’s The Kefir CookbookThis cookbook is a delicious collection of over 100 globally inspired sweet and savory recipes made with the probiotic-rich and nutrient-dense superfood kefir.

Servings: 4


  1. In a bowl, combine the salmon, eggs, shallots, dill, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Form the salmon mixture into 4 equal patties.
  2. In a cast-iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is slightly shimmering, place the patties in the skillet and cook on one side until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the patties and finish cooking on the other side, then remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Divide the salmon burgers among four buns, topping each with tzatziki. Season very lightly with sea salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.