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Cooking at Home - Salmon Burgers and Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Makes: 4 Servings

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

A colorful, casual meal that's surprising simple to prepare.


For the Sweet Potato Oven Fries:

  • 4 large low sodium sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

For the Salmon Burgers:

  • 1 can 14.75-ounce pink or red salmon
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 8 crackers, unsalted tops (saltine-like), crushed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 Egg whites from 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat buns
  • 8 leaves Bibb Lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend


  1. Place oven rack in center, heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash and scrub sweet potatoes, slice into wedges, length-wise.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potato wedges with canola oil and seasoning.
  4. Spread on cookie sheet. Roast in the oven, turning occasionally, until tender and golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. While sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare salmon burgers. Drain salmon; place in a medium mixing bowl and flake.
  6. Fold in green onions and red pepper, crushed crackers, lemon juice, egg whites and yogurt.
  7. Shape into 4 patties.
  8. Coat large nonstick skillet lightly with cooking spray; heat.
  9. Cook salmon burgers until golden brown, turn, and continue cooking until other side is golden brown.
  10. Serve burgers with sliced tomatoes and lettuce, and sweet potato oven fries.

Source: Produce For Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe



Total Calories


Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


45 mg


590 mg


69 g

Dietary Fiber

11 g

Total Sugars

19 g

Added Sugars included

3 g


25 g

Vitamin D

10 mcg


250 mg


4 mg


2025 mg