Spicy Salmon Burgers with Avocado Ranch
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For the Avocado Ranch
  1. 1 Del MonteⓇ Avocado, pitted and scooped from the shell
  2. ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  3. ½ cup buttermilk
  4. 2 tablespoons lime juice from Del MonteⓇ Limes
  5. 1 garlic clove, chopped
  6. ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
For the Salmon Burgers
  1. 1½ pounds salmon, bones and skin removed, divided
  2. ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  4. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  5. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  6. ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  8. ½ cup chopped cilantro
  9. 4 green onions, chopped
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  11. 4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted
  12. 8 butter lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine avocado, cilantro, buttermilk, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. If needed, add a little more buttermilk to obtain a thick but pourable consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine about ¼ of the salmon, breadcrumbs, cumin, oregano, salt, and cayenne. Process until mixture forms a smooth paste. Add remaining salmon, jalapeños, cilantro, and green onion. Pulse until salmon and vegetables are finely chopped but not a paste.
  3. Form salmon mixture into 4 patties.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add burgers and cook, flipping once, until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes (internal temperature should reach 145℉).
  5. Serve burgers on buns, topped with avocado ranch and lettuce.
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