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Salmon burgers and sweet potato oven fries

Salmon burger with a side of sweet potato fries.

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

Sweet potato oven fries

4 large sweet potatoes or yams

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend

Salmon burgers

1 can (14.75 ounces) pink or red salmon

2 green onions, chopped

1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

8 crackers, unsalted tops (saltinelike), crushed

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Egg whites from 2 eggs, whisked

2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking spray

4 whole-wheat buns

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

8 leaves Bibb lettuce

Directions

  • Place oven rack in center, and heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash and scrub sweet potatoes, and slice into wedges, lengthwise.
  • In a large bowl, toss potato wedges with canola oil and seasoning blend.
  • Spread potato wedges on cookie sheet. Roast in the oven, turning occasionally, until tender and golden brown, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • While sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare salmon burgers. Drain salmon. Place in a medium mixing bowl, and flake.
  • Fold in green onions, red pepper, crushed crackers, lemon juice, egg whites, yogurt and ground black pepper.
  • Shape into 4 patties.
  • Coat large nonstick skillet lightly with cooking spray, and heat.
  • Cook salmon burgers until golden brown, turn and continue cooking until other side is golden brown.
  • Serve burgers on whole-wheat buns with sliced tomatoes and lettuce and sweet potato oven fries.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 490 calories, 14g total fat (2g saturated fat), 69g carbohydrates, 25g protein, 11g dietary fiber, 590mg sodium.

Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation

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