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#CaAvoBlast Recipe: Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce

It’s getting California Avocado crazy around here as Dara and I prepare for the biggest avocado party of the year! We’re both happily knee deep in avocado recipes, trying to come up with some of the best avocado recipes to tempt your tastebuds.  The California Avocado 4th of July Blast  is right around the corner and we can’t wait to see your recipes!

Remember to come back for our recipe link up party June 27th through July 4th. Share your favorite California avocado recipes for a chance to win over $1600 in prizes! (Complete details can be found on this post).

In the meantime, Dara and I are whipping up some recipes highlighting the freshness and delicious flavor of California Avocados. The Avocado Smoothie I made last week was incredible and it has made multiple appearances at our house since trying it the first time.

For this go around, I wanted to whip up something that would be a great addition to our upcoming July 4th festivities. Everyone knows you can’t have a great cookout without burgers, right? I decided to take a twist on the traditional burger and created a seafood version – Salmon Sliders with a Tangy Avocado Sauce. This is one recipe that explodes with fresh flavor and is perfect for your next gathering or for a quick, weeknight dinner.

Dara’s Chilled California Avocado Soup with Coconut Milk is another wonderful recipe for the summer months. Talk about avocado nirvana. Yum!

We hope you’ll join us starting June 27th for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast! I can’t wait to celebrate together!

PS… thanks, Mom, for the inspiration for this recipe!

Disclosure: A special thanks to the California Avocado Commission for hosting this great event. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions are my own.

Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce

Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce

Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce are a great alternative to your traditional burger.


  • 1 pound fresh salmon filet, skin removed, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 ripe California avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 12 Savory Butter King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • Additional sliced California avocados, for garnish


  1. For the sliders:
  2. Place sliced salmon and bell pepper into a food processor. Pulse 2-3 times until mixture is coarsely chopped.
  3. Remove mixture and place in a medium bowl. Add Panko bread crumbs, Kosher salt, pepper and egg and mix with a spoon until well incorporated. If mixture is not holding together, add additional Panko bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Shape salmon mixture into 12, small patties.
  5. Heat an electric skillet to medium-high. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until completely cooked through.
  6. Remove and place on individual King's Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  7. For the Avocado Sauce
  8. In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado.
  9. Stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and vinegar until smooth. Add Kosher salt and cracked black pepper and stir until incorporated.
  10. Spoon Tangy Avocado Sauce over cooked salmon sliders. Top with a slice of fresh Avocado and the bun. Serve warm.
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  1. That first shot is awesome Kristen! Did you have help or use a tripod… or both?

  2. Randy would flip out! My daughter too. I’m not a big salmon fan but that sauce is calling my name.

  3. I love avocado so much. And I adore salmon. You won me over with this!

  4. Pat Wogan says:

    Beautiful picture! What a healthy sandwich! I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks. I love the fact that you used Hawaiian rolls for it.

  5. Oh my goodness! These sliders are absolutely gorgeous, Kristen. And that avocado sauce…I’m already dreaming up additional ways to use that creamy sauce.

  6. You can drizzle that sauce riiiiight down my throat.

  7. Mercy, this looks amazing! And that sauce? Perrrr-fection!

  8. I’m dying over these, Kristen! Love that sauce. I’m coming over for lunch!

  9. Avocados have been one of my pregnancy cravings from the beginning of this one. A craving that I gladly welcome!! These sliders look absolutely amazing and perfect for any summer night!

  10. If a bar served this, I would be all over it. Looks freakin’ amazing!

  11. Looks absolutely amazing. I love avocados!!! This is awesome!

  12. ohhhh myy!! This is my kind of slider. Just reading the title alone got me excited, yum – yum – yum. These will be happening, and sooooooo soon too!!

  13. I’m getting on a plane right now and coming over for lunch. WOW!

  14. Again, and as always, this sounds amazing! My family is a big fan of salmon AND avocados even the littles, this will certainly be a hit!

  15. What a gorgeous photo! Avocados and salmon are so delicious together… and the colors!

  16. These look soooooo good!!

  17. Ohh goodness these are SO cute and summery! I love them! Salmon is sooo good too, I love finding new ways to use it :)

  18. What a gorgeous shot. Nice work!

  19. Kristen…..YUM!!!! I want these sliders.

  20. GORGEOUS Kristen! I’m not a big salmon fan, but I would certainly give this a try!


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