Simply Healthy Family: Grilled Mediterranean Salmon Burgers with Tzatziki and a Wine Pairing #SundaySupper


Grilled Mediterranean Salmon Burgers with Tzatziki and a Wine Pairing #SundaySupper

These Grilled Salmon Burgers with flavors from the warm and beautiful Mediterranean take just a few minutes to throw together, leaving you plenty of time to spend outdoors by the pool with your family and friends. A nice cool glass of Pinot Noir is my favorite wine pairing with these grilled salmon burgers. Gallo Family Vineyard’s Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine, much less bold than a cabernet, and  provides a smooth and light finish with aromas of cherry and sweet fruit flavors.

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The weather is incredibly nice right now, but the clock is quickly ticking to when Arizona temperatures will rise from “just hot enough to enjoy the heat on your face,” to "I can’t breathe because it's so stinking hot out!"

So naturally, we spend as much time in the beautiful outdoors as we possibly can right now, soaking up the sun while floating in the pool and, of course, barbecuing something delicious on the grill. Hands down, my favorite things to grill are seafood and vegetables of all kinds.

These salmon burgers go from ordinary to extraordinary when you throw them on the grill. Gallo Family Vineyard’s Pinot Noir brings out the fresh tarragon and earthy char flavors while the cool, creamy tzatziki with dill and cucumbers balances out the heat.

If you're looking for a change from the usual burgers, steak or chicken, these Grilled Mediterranean Salmon Burgers paired with Gallo Family Vineyard’s Pinot Noir will put your summer barbecue in the spotlight.

For dessert, keep it simple with ripe, juicy grilled peaches and a glass of chilled Gallo Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc which has the fruity flavors of honeydew melon, citrus and ripe apple, providing a light and crisp finish.

You might think that a white wine would pair well with salmon but it's not necessarily so. Grilling the dense fish over hot flames creates a smokey char flavor that pairs perfectly with Pinot Noir's fruity yet earthy undertones. This salmon burger, hot off the grill with its fresh herbs and a bit of cool tzatziki, will leave you thirsting for a glass of Gallo Family's Pinot Noir.

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TIME        15 MINUTES              SERVES   6   (depending on how big you make your burgers)

You Will Need

6 Kaiser Buns
4, 6 oz cans of Alaskan Salmon
3 whole, free range eggs
1/2 cup Italian flavored Panko Bread Crumbs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
oil for greasing grill


2 cups Organic, plain, fat free Greek yogurt
1 large seedless cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon dry dill weed

fresh Tarragon for garnish (adds an extra bit of yumminess ;)
sliced mini sweet peppers
Kalamata olives

In a large bowl mix with salmon, bread crumbs, eggs and salt. Can add more Italian or Greek seasoning to taste. Over a preheated, greased grill on medium heat (or on a grill pan indoors) cook salmon burgers for about 5-6 minutes on each side. Try not to lift them with a spatula too soon or they will fall apart.

Meanwhile, mix ingredients together for the Tzatziki. Serve hot with tzatziki and garnishes. 

This dish pairs exceptionally well with Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir. Click here to find out where you can purchase a bottle near you. 

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  1. Your salmon burgers look out of this world!!

  2. My mom would love these salmon burgers.

    1. I sure hope so! ;) Thank you Renee!

  3. I bet my daughter would really enjoy this recipe. GOnna send her to your blog.

    1. How sweet, thank you Marlene!

  4. You made me forget the beef. Now I want a salmon burger! I think I have a can of salmon in the pantry...going to look right now!

  5. Salmon is my favorite, I never thought about it before but I bet Tzatziki sauce is fantastic with it. Have a great week!

  6. Love Mediterranean flavour! The burger looks fantastic, Gwen.

  7. These look delicious. Never thought of putting tzatziki w/salmon burgers but that sounds really good. Also the wine :) Thanks, Gwen.

  8. Oh Gwen, this looks amazing!!

  9. YUM. These burgers sound right up my alley!

  10. Love the mediterranean flavors in your salmon burger

  11. Gwen,
    I have only tried canned salmon once, with less than impressive results. These burgers look really good, and you're inspiring me to give canned salmon another try.

  12. These salmon burgers look fabulous and are definitely going on my summer menu! I think I'll pair with white though :)

  13. I always associate lamb burgers with tzatziki, but I love your idea of pairing it with salmon burgers! that, and I just plain love salmon burgers anyway. Must try this!

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

  14. Although initially skeptical, I LOVE tzatziki sauce. I never think to make salmon burgers on the grill--a fact that must change this summer. Everything looks delicious!

  15. Love how simple yet unique this is!! I'll do just about anything for an easy recipe!

  16. What a creative and tasty recipe! Salmon burgers are such a great idea!

  17. You must have been reading my mind as I was just making some salmon burgers myself. Love your recipe and can't wait to try!

  18. Those are the most amazing burgers I have ever seen. You are an amazing chef and you take very enticing pics. I have to try this recipe.

  19. Oh great! It’s very useful. Thank you so very much to impart such awesome information.

  20. We've never made salmon burger before, but that needs to change! These look amazing!

  21. These look so good! I love the mediterranean flavors!


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