Eating Bird Food https://www.eatingbirdfood.com A Healthy Food Blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:46:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad with Maple Dressing https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/blueberry-corn-chicken-salad/ https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/blueberry-corn-chicken-salad/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/?p=27461 The perfect summertime blueberry corn chicken salad with fresh blueberries, grilled corn, shredded chicken, roasted pecans and a maple balsamic dressing.  Y’all – this antioxidant rich, immune boosting baby is loaded with heart healthy, brain powering, and gut nourishing ingredients. Talk about a superfood salad fit for a queen!! Comprised of seasonal fruits and veggies, healthy... CONTINUE READING

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The perfect summertime blueberry corn chicken salad with fresh blueberries, grilled corn, shredded chicken, roasted pecans and a maple balsamic dressing. 

Y’all – this antioxidant rich, immune boosting baby is loaded with heart healthy, brain powering, and gut nourishing ingredients. Talk about a superfood salad fit for a queen!! Comprised of seasonal fruits and veggies, healthy fats, protein, and a light maple vinaigrette, this colorful meal-sized salad is not only beautiful on the table, but a wellness package in disguise.

Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad // The PERFECT summertime salad!

We hear health buzzwords thrown around all the time, but do you actually know what they mean? Let’s break down this superfood salad so we can see where it get its power.

Antioxidants prevent or reduce free radical damage to our cells that can cause inflammation and contribute to the formation of various long-term ailments (infections, diseases, and cancer). Phenols – a family of antioxidants found in blueberries, pecans, and maple syrup – are known as “neuro-protective agents” and are tasked specifically with defending our brains against degeneration. Pecans contain the mineral copper which is also essential for good brain function, while the phenols found in blueberries and maple syrup are natural anti-agers. As if I needed another excuse to add these gems to everything from my morning oats to my evening sweet treats!

Immunity is the ability to defend our bodies from toxins and infection, which is managed by our greater immune system. Beyond our genetics, our lifestyles play a key role in the strength or weakness of this system. Poor diet, lack of sleep, little exercise, and chronic stress decrease our immunity by straining our internal organs. The good news? Maple syrup contains two essential nutrients, zinc and manganese, which can help boost your immune system. Zinc keeps your level of white blood cells up, which is crucial for increasing your resistance to sickness. Manganese, found in both syrup and pecans, protects immune cells from inflammation and damage. #winning

The perfect summertime blueberry corn chicken salad with fresh blueberries, grilled corn, shredded chicken, roasted pecans and a maple balsamic dressing.

Heart healthy is something I see slapped on processed snack packages all over the grocery store, which has muddied the waters on what a beneficial food to this organ actually means. Foods that aid in lowering your blood pressure, or keep your cholesterol in line promote heart optimization and are therefore considered favorable. The problem is that not all of these foods contain valuable nutrients or whole ingredients, but don’t get me started on this. Pecans are considered cholesterol-lowering foods (as are most nuts), while blueberries have been shown to decrease bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, and lower blood pressure naturally!

Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad // The PERFECT summertime salad!

Prebiotics are the current hot topic in the ever-developing area of our gut microbiome. Most of you probably have heard of probiotics by know, which are the beneficial bacteria that live within our digestive system. Prebiotics, however, are the non-digestible food sources that the probiotics use as fuel. Maple syrup contains the prebiotic inulin, and recent studies have shown wild blueberries have prebiotic potential as well. Blueberries are also a natural source of soluble and insoluble fiber, similar to the fiber found in pecans, which helps keep you regular if you catch my drift. Read more about new research exploring the benefits of maple syrup here.

Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad // The PERFECT summertime salad!

Alright, so now we know why this blueberry corn chicken salad is super nourishing, let’s eat because the combo is absolutely delicious. As a self-proclaimed sweet corn lover I can’t get enough of it.

I highly recommend trying this recipe ASAP as it’s perfect while fresh corn and blueberries are in season, and makes an easy dinner if you have leftover grilled chicken or corn from a summertime weekend cookout. Aligning our bodies with the season elevates our energy levels, so consuming more raw, hydrating, and cooling foods is key! Feel free to get creative in the kitchen and add your own toppings to the salad. Avocado, goat cheese, or pepitas would be great additions.

The perfect summertime blueberry corn chicken salad with fresh blueberries, grilled corn, shredded chicken, roasted pecans and a maple balsamic dressing.

Blueberry, Corn and Chicken Salad with Maple Dressing

Preparation 20 mins 2017-06-23T00:20:00+00:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large container of spring mix or baby greens
  • 12 oz grilled and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen that's been thawed or leftover grilled corn cut off the cob)
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Roast pecans: Pre-heat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add pecans to the sheet and toss with maple syrup and sea salt. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, toss and allow to cool completely. This step can be done a day in advance.
  2. Prepare dressing: Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Prep onions: Heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat in a medium sauté pan. Add diced onions and cook until translucent and starting to brown, about 7-8 minutes. If you’re using raw or thawed corn, you can add it to the sauté pan with the onion for extra flavor. If you’re using leftover grilled corn, there’s no need to add it.
  4. Prep salads: Grab 3-4 plates and load on salad ingredients starting with a base of greens, shredded chicken, corn, onion, blueberries and maple roasted pecans. Serve with maple balsamic dressing, allowing everyone to add as much or as a little as they'd like. Store any leftover dressing in the fridge for later. 

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Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad // The PERFECT summertime salad!

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Open-Faced BBQ Hummus Tuna Sandwich https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/bbq-hummus-tuna-sandwich/ https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/bbq-hummus-tuna-sandwich/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:00:07 +0000 https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/?p=27438 Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna and red onion for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of using hummus for tuna salad. I also love a good sweet and savory... CONTINUE READING

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Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna and red onion for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of using hummus for tuna salad. I also love a good sweet and savory combo, which is why I adore this mayo-free sweet potato tuna salad and the bbq hummus tuna sandwich I’m sharing today.

Yes, I realize that hummus, bbq sauce and canned tuna aren’t a typical pairing, but you have to trust me on this one. It’s so good!

Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

I used Sabra’s garlic hummus. I honestly haven’t met a hummus flavor I didn’t like, but garlic is still my tried and true favorite, especially for savory recipes.

Speaking of Sabra, they’re an awesome partner of mine! One of their factories is located right here in Richmond, VA and employs nearly 600 people. Surprisingly, Richmond has been described as the largest food desert in the country and Sabra is working to help change that. They’ve teamed up with Renew Richmond, a non-profit dedicated to urban agriculture in underserved areas of Richmond, to plant community gardens and provide nutrition and culinary education workshops.

Last fall I helped plant garden beds at a local high school as part of the initiative and this spring I had the opportunity to help plant at their employee workshare garden while on the campus for a blogger visit.

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It’s been really awesome for me to see this program come to fruition and I’m excited to see what’s in store for 2018. Sabra’s team has already made plans to continue to partner with Renew Richmond, while also joining The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) to bring a program called Wellness Wednesdays to the Bronx community. Wellness Wednesdays will offer students, teachers, and families from the Bronx and throughout New York City free access to hands-on gardening and wellness activities.

Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

Alright, now back to this bbq hummus tuna sandwich. <— As I typed that I just had an idea. BBQ HUMMUS!! It totally needs to be a thing. Sabra, if you’re reading this… new flavor?!?

Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

The sweet and savory bbq hummus tuna salad is awesome served on toasted bread with avocado. It makes a great lunch option, mid-afternoon snack or unofficial meal, perfect for holding you over between lunch and dinner.

Open-Faced BBQ Hummus Tuna Sandwich

Preparation 10 mins 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00
Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 5 oz can tuna
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced + extra for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Sabra garlic hummus
  • 1 Tablespoon homemade bbq sauce
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix the tuna, red onion, hummus, bbq sauce and ground pepper. Toast bread and add tuna to both slices. Top with avocado slices and a few pieces of diced onion. Enjoy with a serving of fresh fruit or veggies on the side.

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Combine hummus and bbq sauce with canned tuna for a sweet and savory open-faced bbq hummus tuna sandwich. It’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

This post is sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co., but as always opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make EBF possible.

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How to Make Infused Water + 6 Recipes https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/infused-water/ https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/infused-water/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:37:30 +0000 https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/?p=27415 Get excited about drinking more water with these flavorful infused water recipes! Not only will the infused water keep you refreshed and hydrated, but you’ll also load up on the health-benefits offered by the fruit, veggies and herbs.  We all know that we should be drinking plenty of water each day. My recommendation is half your... CONTINUE READING

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Get excited about drinking more water with these flavorful infused water recipes! Not only will the infused water keep you refreshed and hydrated, but you’ll also load up on the health-benefits offered by the fruit, veggies and herbs. 

How to Make Infused Water + 6 EASY Recipes

We all know that we should be drinking plenty of water each day. My recommendation is half your body weight in ounces, but even more if you’re exercising intensely or sweating a lot. Plain water is great, but sometimes it can get a wee bit boring. For this reason I lean on sparkling water (I have a La Croix obsession) and homemade infused water. Both are great options when you’re craving something with a little flavor, but want to skip the added sugar and/or artificial sweeteners.

There are so many different infused water combos you can make, but today we’re highlighting six of our current favorites and sharing our best tips for infused water sipping.

Heathy Infused Water Six Ways!

Let’s start with the basics, shall we?

How to Make Infused Water

The great part about infused water is that it’s so easy to make. All you need is fresh produce (fruit, veggies and herbs) along with cold water. Start by choosing what flavor you want, wash and chop your produce and simply add it to your water.

The amount of produce you use is up to you based on how much water you’re infusing and how much flavor you want to add. Obviously, the more produce you add, the more intense the flavor will be. The intensity will also depend on how long you let the ingredients soak/infuse. Some items (like cucumber, melon, citrus fruits and mint) will add flavor almost immediately, while other items like rosemary, berries, apples and ginger will need to soak overnight.

Infusing can take place at room temperature for about 2 hours, but to prevent bacteria growth infusions should be stored in the fridge if soaking for longer than a couple hours. If you’re making a large batch of infused water that will be sitting out for a party, be sure to add plenty of ice to keep it chilled and prevent bacteria growth.

Some produce can be reused to make a second batch of infused water. Just use your best judgement. If it still looks and smells fresh, it should be fine. I do this often with lemon and limes. Just remember that with citrus fruit, the rind can start to add a bitter flavor after it has soaked a few hours. If this causes an issue for you, you can peel the fruit before using it.

And yes, you can eat the fruit after your done drinking your infused water. I do this all the time!

Alright, now let’s get to to the different infused water combos:

 Strawberry Thyme Infused Water // Mood Booster

Strawberry Thyme Infused Water // Mood Booster

Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which is known to reduce stress, while thyme is often used in aromatherapy practices for it’s calming and relaxing effects. 

  • 6 chopped strawberries
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 quart cold water

Let mixture infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight for full flavor.

Grapefruit Jalapeño Infused Water // Metabolism Booster

Grapefruit Jalapeño Infused Water // Metabolism Booster

This infusion combines two of the best foods for speeding up your metabolism — grapefruit and hot peppers. If you love spicy things and are looking to torch some extra calories this blend is for you. 

  • 1/4 grapefruit, sliced
  • 1/2 deseeded jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 quart of cold water

Let mixture infuse for 2 hours. Warning: the longer it soaks, the spicier it will get!

Rosemary Raspberry Infused Water // Recovery Booster

Rosemary Raspberry Infused Water // Recovery Booster

Both raspberries and rosemary are great for muscle recovery so this combo is perfect for sipping after your workout. 

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 quart cold water

Let mixture infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight for full flavor.

Blueberry Basil Infused Water // Skin Booster

Blueberry Basil Infused Water // Skin Booster

Drinking water is amazing for your skin, but add in antioxidant-rich blueberries which are loaded with vitamins that promote healthy, plump skin and basil which has oils that help to lower inflammation and slow down the effects of aging and you’ve got yourself a lovely little beauty blend. 

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 quart cold water

Let mixture infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight for full flavor. You can also try muddling the berries for even more flavor.

Cucumber Lemon

Cucumber Lemon Infused Water // Detox Booster

Cucumber lemon infused water is wildly popular and for good reason. This combo is alkalizing, aids in digestion to help flush toxins from your system and reduces your appetite. Add mint for even more digestion support. One sip of this cucumber lemon combo and you’ll feel like you’re at a spa. 

  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1 quart cold water

Let mixture infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight for full flavor.

Grapefruit, Lemon and Lime Infused Water // Immune Booster

Grapefruit, Lemon and Lime Infused Water // Immune Booster

This citrus combo is loaded with Vitamin C, the ultimate vitamin for boosting your immune system and keeping you feeling your best. 

  • 1/4 grapefruit, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 1 quart cold water

Let mixture infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight for full flavor. Feel free to peel the citrus fruit if you’re worried about the water tasting bitter.

Get excited about drinking more water with these flavorful infused water recipes! Not only will the infused water keep you refreshed and hydrated, but you’ll also load up on the health-benefits offered by the fruit, veggies and herbs.

Last but not least, just as a refresher, here are the top health benefits of drinking plenty of water each day:

  • Speed up your metabolism — being dehydrated actually slows down the fat-burning process.
  • Reduce toxins — burning calories creates toxins and water plays a vital role in flushing those toxins out of your body.More energy — dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; a reduction in blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles; and a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles can make you feel tired.
  • More effective workouts — water helps maintain muscle tone by assisting muscles in their ability to contract. It also lubricates your joints. Proper hydration can also help reduce muscle and joint soreness when exercising.
  • Digestion — a healthy diet includes a good amount of fiber and while fiber is normally helpful to your digestive system, without adequate fluids it can cause constipation instead of helping to eliminate it. Drink your water to flush waste from the intestines and help relieve constipation.
  • That “full” feeling — drinking water with a meal may make you feel full sooner and therefore satisfied eating less food.

If you decide to try any of these infused water recipes, share a photo on social media and let us know what you think of it! Just be sure to tag @eatingbirdfood so we don’t miss it.  

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/peanut-butter-and-jelly-smoothie/ https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/peanut-butter-and-jelly-smoothie/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:25 +0000 http://www.eatingbirdfood.com/?p=11918 Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite PB&J sandwich from childhood! Do you skip breakfast? I’m only asking because I know someone who used to skip breakfast regularly (cough cough… Isaac). But then I introduced him to protein smoothies and... CONTINUE READING

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Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite PB&J sandwich from childhood!

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE

Do you skip breakfast? I’m only asking because I know someone who used to skip breakfast regularly (cough cough… Isaac). But then I introduced him to protein smoothies and things changed. Now he asks for me to make him a smoothie on the regular and I LOVE making them for him. Not only because it’s something sweet I can easily do, but I also like knowing that he’s getting some fuel for the day before heading into work. His job is pretty physical and he often doesn’t break to eat until the afternoon so having a smoothie in the morning is key.

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE

Isaac is obsessed with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so I knew he’d love a smoothie with a similar flavor profile. Enter the peanut butter and jelly smoothie with only five simple ingredients — frozen blueberries, peanut butter, a frozen banana, protein powder and almond milk.

Because this smoothie is meant to be a meal replacement I make sure it has a good balance of macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat). You’ve got the carbs from the fruit,  healthy fat from the peanut butter and protein from the protein powder.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with banana slices are delish so it makes perfect sense to have a frozen banana in this smoothie. Plus, the banana gives it some additional sweetness and a creamy texture. I’m totally on-board with the frozen cauliflower, low-sugar smoothies but I still think frozen bananas give smoothies the BEST texture. Hands down!

 

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE

The frozen berries and peanut butter combo is so tasty and the color of this smoothie is absolutely gorgeous. It’s basically a liquid peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sans the bread! I hope you like it as much as we do.

  PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Preparation 5 mins 2017-06-23T00:05:00+00:00
Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!

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Want more summer smoothie ideas? You’re in luck because I teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share five additional summer smoothies you’re going to love.

SIX Healthy Summer Smoothies

Guava Pineapple Coconut Smoothie // Running to the Kitchen

This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.

Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie // Fit Foodie Finds

Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or delicious snack. Add this Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie to your rotation this summer, it won’t disappoint!

Superfood Summer Smoothie // Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

This Superfood Summer Smoothie is loaded with Summer fruits and packed with tons of antioxidants! It is dairy-free, vegan, and the perfect start to any morning!

Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie // Cotter Crunch

This Creamy Spirulina Superfood smoothie recipe is an easy way to boost Energy and Protein intake with real food. No protein powder needed. Just coconut milk, spirulina, fruit, avocado, ginger root, and extra antioxidant rich spices! Paleo and Vegan friendly.

Banana, Mango + Watermelon Smoothie // Food, Faith, Fitness

This healthy 4 ingredient mango avocado smoothie with watermelon and banana is an easy, vegan, paleo and whole30 compliant summer breakfast or snack that is ready in 5 minutes!

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Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/teriyaki-salmon-burgers/ https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/teriyaki-salmon-burgers/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:00:03 +0000 https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/?p=27241 These fresh salmon burgers are such a delicious and easy summer meal. Top your burger with Sriracha mayo and avocado slices for added creaminess and a hint of spice! Serve on a bun or lettuce wrap. This post is sponsored by Kroger. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Without really planning it this year... CONTINUE READING

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These fresh salmon burgers are such a delicious and easy summer meal. Top your burger with Sriracha mayo and avocado slices for added creaminess and a hint of spice! Serve on a bun or lettuce wrap. This post is sponsored by Kroger. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

These fresh salmon burgers are such a delicious and easy summer meal. Top your burger with Sriracha mayo and avocado slices for added creaminess and a hint of spice! Serve on a bun or lettuce wrap.

Without really planning it this year has been all about experimenting in the kitchen and going outside of my comfort zone with seafood recipes. A few weeks ago Maria and I steamed mussels for the first time and this month we learned how to fillet salmon in order to make salmon burgers using fresh wild-caught salmon. Who knows what’s next? Maybe I’ll try my hand at scallops!?!

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

Anyhow, back to the salmon burgers!

If you haven’t had a salmon burger before you are certainly missing out because oh my goodness, they are so good — especially with fresh salmon. Canned salmon will likely work, but fresh makes a big difference in the flavor and texture for this recipe.

We used Asian flavors to season the salmon so the burgers have a spiced-up teriyaki vibe going on with tamari, ginger, garlic, Sriracha, honey and sesame oil. I’m not a huge fan of using processed bread crumbs so I loved that we didn’t need any type of filler to hold these burgers together. One egg worked great.

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

This recipe was a HUGE hit over here and I’m thinking these salmon burgers might be a mainstay for any summer get-togethers we host this year. I feel like guests will be super impressed because it’s not every day you see salmon burgers being served and the flavor of these burgers is amazing, especially when topped with the spicy mayo, avocado and red onion on a toasted bun. I’m usually one to opt for a bun-less burger but I enjoyed this burger on a toasted gluten-free bun and it was quite lovely.

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, Avocado and Red Onion

If you do end up making these salmon burgers for a summer party, I highly recommend serving the them with homemade sweet potato fries and a fun drink like this grape and lime sparkling water spritzer. It comes together in a matter of minutes with frozen grapes, sparkling water and a lime wedge. Just make sure your grapes are frozen ahead of time!

Grape Sparkling Spritzer

For this recipe I ordered everything I needed through Kroger’s Clicklist service. I know I’ve talked about this online grocery service a bunch, but it’s so awesome and now they’re offering at-home delivery. They’ve teamed up with Uber for this so you order your groceries online and they are delivered by an Uber driver. I tested the service last month and was amazed by how convenient it was. I literally placed my order on Tuesday evening and my groceries arrived via Uber the next morning at 10:00AM. Everything was fresh and my avocados were perfectly ripe, ready to make these salmon burgers.

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, Avocado, Red Onion and Cilantro.

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers

Preparation 15 mins 2017-06-23T00:15:00+00:00
Cook Time 8 mins 2017-06-23T00:08:00+00:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Salmon Burgers

  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin and bones removed
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 gluten-free burger buns (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons avocado mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • fresh cilantro, chopped

Sparkling Grape Spritzer

  • Kroger or Simple Truth sparkling water (I like the sparkling lime mineral water)
  • 1/2 cup frozen grapes, halved
  • fresh lime, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add tamari, Sriracha, honey, sesame oil, garlic and ginger to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside. In another small bowl combine mayo and 1 teaspoon of Sriracha to use a sauce for your burgers.
  2. Chop salmon into pieces that are about 1/4 inch thick using a chef’s knife.
  3. Transfer chopped salmon into to a large bowl. Add scallions, egg and tamari mixture to the salmon and toss to combine.
  4. Form the mixture into 4 patties using your hands. Don’t worry that the mixture is moist and loose, it will hold together once the first side is cooked.
  5. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Turn heat to medium and allow pan to heat up for about 1 minute. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 2-3 more minutes. If you decide you want to try grilling the salmon burgers, I highly recommend using a grill pan as I’m not sure how well they would hold up on a grated grill.
  6. Serve immediately with Sriracha mayo, avocado slices, red onion and a few pieces of chopped cilantro. Use a burger bun (gluten-free, if needed) or skip the bun all together and use a lettuce wrap instead.
  7. To make the sparkling grape spritzer: Add ice and sparkling water to four glasses, place a few frozen grapes in each glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

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When buying the fresh salmon, ask an attendant in the fish department to skin and de-bone it for you. If that’s not possible, here’s how to skin a salmon fillet at home: Place it on a cutting board, skin side down. Sprinkle one end of the salmon with salt to make the fish less slippery or use a paper towel. Hold the salted end of the fish and use a sharp knife to cut between the flesh and the skin slowly until the fish pulls away from the skin.

Teriyaki Salmon Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, Avocado, Red Onion and Cilantro.

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