Did you know that eating fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, is great for you? Salmon is a lean, nutrient dense protein that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. One 4-ounce serving of salmon gives you 128% of your daily recommended allowance of Vitamin A and 94% of your Vitamin B12! Plus, with just one serving of salmon, you can get in over half of the recommended Omega-3 fatty acids—important compounds that help brain function and cardiovascular health.
We all know salmon is good for us. But, let’s be honest here. Salmon can be a little….boring. Especially when put in a side-by-side comparison with other classic summertime eats. We tend to think of the dried out, barely-flavored salmon filets served to us at weddings, and immediately desire a juicy burger or hot dog instead.
So, what do you say, let’s up the ante on salmon! Let’s make this underrated fish the go-to summertime dinner. These little salmon burgers are packed with flavor, texture, and tons of great nutrients.
Grilled Salmon and Pineapple Sliders
- Vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 16 ounces salmon fillets, cut into slider-sized pieces
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 pineapple slices
- 8 whole wheat slider buns
- 8 slices of lettuce
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates using a paper towel.
- In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, mayo, and dijon and set aside.
- Season both sides of the salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Place the salmon and the pineapple slices on the well-oiled grates, close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Flip the salmon and pineapple, close the lid and grill for 2 more minutes, or until the salmon is flaky and opaque.
- To assemble sliders, place one lettuce slice on each bun, top with a grilled pineapple, a piece of salmon and about 1 tablespoon of the dijon sauce. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 2 siders | Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 394, Fat: 13g (2.8g sat, 3.9g mono, 5.1g poly), Carbs: 42.6g (3.4g fiber, 22.8g sugars), Protein 28g
Note: Nutrition calculation will change dramatically depending on which buns you are using.