Salmon Sliders with Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce

Three Salmon Sliders with a Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce I’ve always loved the idea of Sliders! Little burgers, so cute in size, they fit in one hand! Partial to all things miniature, these little gems have been a hit for me for years…and not because they’re cute! Salmon Slider rawThese Salmon Sliders with Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce are light, easy and absolutely delicious. When you need a new dish that’s quick and on the table in no time, here’s one you’ll love. They were the perfect choice for the appetizer when Phil and I hosted our Winter Olympic Great 8 theme dinner! These beauties represented Norway!

Since I’m not a huge fan of beef, I love everything about these Salmon Sliders. The moist, petite diced goodness of the salmonChopped fresh raw salmon for salmon slidersand the creamy Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce are a Gr8 combo! Here’s a secret…you might want to double the sauce!Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce I usually end up scraping up every bit of it! I can never get enough! When dolloped on top of the chopped lettuce mix, it gives the sliders a sort of delicious coleslaw topping! Since the yogurt sauce has the fresh and light flavors similar to Tzatziki sauce, guess what else it would be delicious on?! Our 2 Chicken Wings recipes: Peppery Chicken Wings and the Buffalo Chicken Wings!

My husband, Phil always opts for bottom bun only on his sandwiches, sliders and burgers. “Less carbs” he says! Such a show off! He says he likes to “save his carbs for his cocktails”! Whatever!Salmon Slider with Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce

One of the pluses of this recipe is you can make the salmon cakes ahead of time…here’s how I know this: The last time I made these Salmon Sliders, I knew we’d be seeing our nephew, Brian (a pescatarian) in a couple of days. I texted him that day to ask if he would want us to bring some of the salmon sliders I had extras of…all prepared, covered and refrigerated, ready for him to cook at home. He jumped at the offer! What single 30 year old wouldn’t! He often reminds me, just in case I find myself with some extra salmon sliders again, he’d be happy to take them off of my hands! That’s how delicious they are! I think I owe him some again soon…probably because I’ve been craving them!Salmon Slider with Tangy Lemony Yogurt Sauce

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Salmon Sliders with Tangy Lemon Sauce

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. And you may want to make extra sauce...just because it's so yummy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salmon Sliders
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Debbie


Salmon Sliders

  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed and torn into 1” pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped scallion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest,, plus more for optional garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Lemon Yogurt Sauce

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped scallion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Salmon Sliders

  • 4 slider buns, split in half
  • 1 9-ounce package chopped salad blend;, discard, or save for later use, any enclosed dressing packets


Salmon Cakes

  • In a large non-reactive bowl (*see Gr8 Notes), mix together salmon pieces, torn bread, mayonnaise, egg, coriander, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, 1 Tablespoon chopped scallion, minced garlic and lemon zest.
  • Form into 4 patties (4” in diameter).
  • In a large, heavy bottom nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer, but not smoking.
  • Cook salmon patties, turning once on each side, until golden in color and just cooked through, about 7 minutes in total.

Lemon Yogurt Sauce

  • Stir together yogurt, chopped scallions, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt.

Assemble the Salmon Sliders

  • Bottom slider bun, additional lemon yogurt sauce (optional), salmon cake, chopped lettuce, lemon yogurt sauce, a little added zest (optional), top bun.


Gr8 Make Ahead Tips:
  • Sliders: The uncooked patties can be prepared ahead of time. In a glass or ceramic bowl keep the patties covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  • Lemon Yogurt Sauce: The sauce can be prepared ahead of time. Keep sauce covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Gr8 Notes:
Non-reactive bowls are used for foods high in acidic nature (citrus, tomato, etc). Glass or ceramic bowls are the best choice. They are considered non-reactive because they won't react chemically with the food placed in it.
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      sm 3/13/19

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