Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to what I’ve been having for lunch & dinner for the past few days and I’d totally have had for breakfast too if this recipe didn’t yield such a small batch:


Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli


Obsessed? Who? Me?

Naaahhh. I mean, yes. You’d understand if you tried one of these patties. With double dose of this impossibly creamy, super spicy garlic alioli thankyouverymuch. And then crusty bread and another layer alioli because why not. Life’s too short not to spread this alioli on everything.

I want to say “been there, done that”, but I don’t think mum would like to see me slathering this alioli on the floor or even on my bed so I can have spicy dreams.

Spicy dreams > sweet dreams



Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli


Anyway. The alioli is awesome enough on its own, but due to my inability to spread on every little thing I come across, I’ve had to develop a recipe for salmon tuna patties to go with it.

For the record, I have this little problem where I’m obsessed with forming every food into a pattie, because after all, isn’t everything better in pattie form? Don’t answer: I know it is. 

Aaaaaand, you know what? These patties really lived up to my expectations. Tender, spicy and full of flavor – these are not your typical bland, cardboard-tasting tuna cakes. And ohmygosh they have a crispy crust that makes my heart go wild too. 


Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli


Still not thinking I’m obsessed with them?

Yeah. And they’re healthy to boot too which in my book is always a winner. Especially when it’s the bro bro’s birthday next weekend and cake is so happening. Plus I’m dreaming big guys, and when I say cake I mean “the cake“. Stay tuned because awesome stuff is happening here oh yes.

Furthermore, it’s not that they’re delicious, easy to make and wholesome: they’re so cheap to make too. Win win, because a couple of months from now, I’ll be moving away from home and become a broke student so it’s obvious I need to start to learn how to be frugal and stuff.


Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli


Oh kidding. It’s just that I can have more money to spend on these shoes that way.

Cheaper dinners -> more shoes -> happiness

Not kidding on the part where I said I’m moving from home though. Hello do I hear “Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli” for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday?


Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli


If I haven’t convinced you yet to try them, either I’m a terrible PR (oh well, I probably am, but aren’t those shoes pretty?), or you’re just tired and unable to appreciate the beauty of these cakes. In that case, go take a siesta because that’s the solution to every problem.

And then make yourself a batch of these burgers with extra alioli and enjoy. And by “enjoy” I mean “have a tall glass of water near because so.much.heat”


Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli
Yields 12
Healthy, tender and full of flavor!
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For the patties
  1. 2 small potatoes
  2. 250 grams canned salmon
  3. 100 grams canned tuna
  4. 1/2 an onion
  5. 130 grams peas (1 cup)
  6. 1 egg
  7. 50 grams rolled oats (1/2 cup)
  8. a handful of parsley
  9. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  10. 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  11. a dash of hot sauce
  12. salt to taste
For the alioli
  1. 75 grams 2% greek yogurt
  2. 30 grams real garlic mayo
  3. extra garlic powder
  4. spicy smoked paprika
  5. black pepper
  6. a dash of sriracha
  7. salt
To serve
  1. Multigrain rolls, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, etc....
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Boil them for 5-10 minutes until they're soft enough to mash with a fork.
  2. Mash potatoes in a bowl. Add in tuna and salmon and mash to break down in smaller pieces.
  3. Add peas, chopped onion, oats, minced parsley and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the egg and whisk until combined with the rest of ingredients.
  5. Add in spices and mix.
  6. Form dough into 12 patties.
  7. Heat some EVOO in a pan and when it's hot, fry them until golden. You don't need to use tons of oil, but don't skip it as it is what gives them the crispy crust!
  8. Mix greek yogurt and mayo and stir in spices. Use a heavy hand, because the spicier the better!
  1. Leftovers are fantastic, if you happen to have any left that is!
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I hope you guys have a nice week! And I hope that mum gets the memo and buy those shoes for me as well he he.  Happy Monday!




  • Reply whatjessicabakednext April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

    These burgers look right up my street! Love salmon and that lemon aioli sounds absolutely divine! Lovely recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness April 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I LOVE that you used 2 kinds of fish in here! Tuna for that lean, protein and salmon to add the healthy fat and keep it moist! Plus, I want to smear that lemon aioli on everything…my face included. Everything DOES taste better in patty form! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Now this is my kind of burger! I love the lemon ailoi too, so delicious! Hope you had a great weekend, Consuelo!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Definitely don’t miss my poor college days…canned fish was a staple for me!

  • Reply Stephanie @ Everyday Feasts April 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yum! Lovely pics + will definitely try this as I’ve been experimenting with patties too. Good luck with the big move!

  • Reply Monica April 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Consuelo – my son loves salmon and I have canned salmon in the pantry always thinking I’ll try a burger/patty for him one day and I need to get on it. Yours looks amazing and that aioli totally makes it! No wonder you’re a little obsessed with it. haha

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I can completely understand why you are hooked on these patties! They look outstanding. And I would definitely eat them for breakfast too!

  • Reply Dolega April 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Tienen muy buena pinta.
    Me la apunto

  • Reply steworastory April 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Girl! We just set up our outdoor girl and I am determined to cook everything outside. These will be next on the list. YUM! Also I love any kind of aioli!

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely April 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    You have me drooling over these burgers Consuelo! Tuna + salmon? Yum!

  • Reply Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe April 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    These look SO good! I love me some aioli and what better way to serve it than on a delicious fish burger!?

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    um, say what? Do you think obsession with pictures of a certain food means you are obsessed with the certain food? Because, if so, I’ll join your club! I’ll give up my sweet dreams for spicy dreams when it comes to this burger. Obviously.

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    This burgers having me so hungry right now just looking at them!

  • Reply Yeste Lima April 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Me encanta el salmón, nunca imaginé que se podía comer en hamburguesas, ¡qué cosas!….pienso probarlas, lo sepas.

    Besos apretaos, Consuelo.

  • Reply Julie @ Lovely LIttle Kitchen April 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    These are gorgeous Consuelo! Pinned!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments April 15, 2014 at 12:56 am

    These look delicious, Consuelo! I love this combo, and the aioli looks divine!

  • Reply Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily April 15, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Consuelo, these are the most scrumptious burgers, ever!!! We adore salmon with lemon aioli and your beautiful photos makes us very hungry 🙂
    Oh yes and we could eat them for breakfeast, lunch and dinner….

  • Reply anecdotesandapples April 15, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I can see why you’re obsessed. These look beyond delicious! I’d take these over beef any and every day!

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies April 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    These look fantastic, Consuleo. Light and refreshing and plenty flavorful. That spicy garlic lemon aioli alone would give me reason to love these — I can see why you’re obsessed! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, too!

  • Reply Karen April 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I can see why you love these burgers, they sound terrific.

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    OK Co, I want at least one of those burgers today for lunch. I mean they look so incredibly awesome!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    These burgers look incredible!!!! That spicy garlic lemon aioli looks legit as well! Yum!

  • Reply shashi @ April 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    woa – these burgers sound fantastic! I gotta make these STAT!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hmmm Consuelo…these look really rather delicious!! May have to give the patties and the aioli a try 😉

  • Reply josefinetm April 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    These looks amazing Consuelo! I loooove salmon 😀

  • Reply Cindy April 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Consuleo, this burger looks delicious! I’m loving the sound of spicy garlic lemon alioli! I’ll take an inexpensive meal for more shoes anytime 😀

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment April 16, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Yum! Love that spicy sauce 😉

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon April 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Whoa, you had me at spicy garlic lemon aioli!! That seriously sounds like the most perfect creation known to man. I can’t wait to try it out and eat it on everything!

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks April 16, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I need these burgers in my life stat. Great recipe, Consuelo!

  • Reply blahnikbaker April 16, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Whoa!! These need to happen like right now!! Dinner for the week is made. What a delicious sauce too.

  • Reply Alyssa April 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

    These look amazing! I can definitely see myself making a big batch over the weekend and defrosting on week nights for a quick post-work dinner. I love how they’re healthified, and that aioli?!? Just hand me a spoon, please. 🙂

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes April 16, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Look what you’ve started now i’m drooling those burger look outstanding. I totally get why you’re hooked!

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Mmm! That aioli! I understand now. So glad you made these patties to spread it on because I bet it’s addictive!

  • Reply Joanne April 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    These defintiely look like breakfast, lunch and dinner patties to me! Especially when smothered in aioli. Mmm. Love the spice.

  • Reply Johlene April 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I am permantly hungry seeing your photos on Instagram.. really.. your photos and recipe in my eyes are amazing! Happy Easter, may you and your family have a blessed one!! xoxo

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 17, 2014 at 3:10 am

    These burgers look wonderful Consuelo. Love the combination of salmon and tuna and I can’t wait to see what you make for your brother’s birthday 🙂

  • Reply Kelly April 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    These are totally my kind of burgers – I love salmon and tuna! The spicy aioli sounds fantastic too – what a great recipe Consuelo 🙂

  • Reply danguole April 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Spicy dreams! Hilarious. I don’t know which I like more, spicy or sweet… Ideally both.

  • Reply mademoisellegourmande April 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Wow, tuna, salmon and alioli… This sounds like heaven!! 🙂 Also, I really like the pictures!

  • Reply Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} April 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Love the idea of mixing the fishes. And pattie form for most things? Splendid idea. And the aoli too? Well, icing on the pattie.

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  • Reply barzallai August 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    These do look delicious, but where is the lemon in the aioli sauce? how much lemon do you add or are you just using the tang of the yogurt?

    • Reply Consuelo August 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! I probably forgot oops 🙁 I’d say juice of half a lemon, which is what I always use! xx

  • Reply Diane Johnson January 8, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for asking about the lemon. I made the sauce without and it was great but I kept scratching my head wondering if I missed a step. My daughter who hates to try new things – loved this dinner!

    • Reply Consuelo January 9, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Aw I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you! xxx

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