California Roll Burger

California Roll Burger

California Roll Burger is all the flavors you love of the California Roll in hearty burger form. This sushi/burger fusion is better than any sushi burrito.

I really can’t figure out how to explain to you in words how much I’m in lust with this burger.

It’s all the taste of a California roll, but has the heartiness of a burger. I’m not going to lie – I didn’t have very high hopes for it.

What is a California Roll Burger?

This was a simple idea I thought of after meeting a friend for sushi last week. Yes, I was excited to see what the outcome would be, but the more the process went along the more I started having doubts.

I was concerned that the cucumber and sprouts would kinda drown the flavors I was hoping for.

I was so, so very wrong.

California Roll Burger

The taste combination is off the charts fantastic. You definitely don’t have to be a California Roll lover, or even a sushi lover to like this burger.

Trust me, trust me.

This burger is the bomb.

California Roll Burger

Hands down, one of the best things I’ve made in a while. It’s definitely a keeper, and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

I could seriously drink the wasabi mayo, and since making it I’ve found so many things that it’s good on!

Here’s the printable-

California Burger

California Roll Burger


  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1 to 1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Wasabi paste, to taste
  • Hamburger buns
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Cucumber slices


Dice salmon and run through a food processor just until almost ground, but not completely. You don't want to over process it.

Combine the salmon, eggs, bread crumbs, 2 tsp sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger with your hands. Form into four patties, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Add the avocado, mayo and about 1 tsp of wasabi paste in a food processor. Pulse until smooth, continuing to add wasabi until you're happy with it. Cover and refrigerate.

Add the remaining 2 tsp sesame oil to a large frying pan over medium heat.

When the oil begins to get hot (not smoking!) add the burgers and cook about 3-4 minutes on each side, until done.

Add to buns, top with sprouts, cucumber slices and avocado mayo.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 674Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 1316mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 34g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. I DO love sushi and am drooling over this burger~what a fabulously delicious idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!

  2. Looks delicious Shey, I love any burger with California in the name. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Pinned to our party board.

  3. Heck yeah, I want this! I’m in love just from the pictures. And from reading “salmon” and “wasabi.” I’m going to try to squeeze this into my busy dinner schedule very soon.

    1. Shea

      Thanks Melissa! Following you back 🙂

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