Summer is a very funny time. One second you're on the beach vowing to start the diet that'll make you look like the skimpy bikinied 16-year-olds, and the next you're fantasizing about sucking face with a juicy burger. Put less nicely, summer is a bitch.
Not to worry, you can have your burger. This burger will make you salivate without having to loosen your pants afterwards. Oh, and it's high in Omega-3's. Score!
Spiced Salmon Sliders with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
(yield: 6 sliders)
1 1/2 lbs salmon filet, skin & bones removed, cut into large cubes
1 scallion, roughly chopped
1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp nigella seeds (optional)*
1 1/2 tsp salt
Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
1 medium Persian or Israeli cucumber, skin on
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tbsp canola oil
whole-wheat hamburger buns
greenleaf lettuce, as needed
6 slices red onion, sliced into thin rings (optional)
Place all ingredients for sliders (first 11) into a food processor. Pulse about 20 times, until everything is combined, but still somewhat chunky. Transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate 1 hour.
Make the Yogurt sauce: Grate the cucumber, and drain, squeezing out most of the water. Combine with remaining ingredients. Reserve.