This easy grilled salmon recipe is sure to help you win your next backyard BBQ. Lemon, garlic and herbs make a simple, flavorful marinade for the healthy fish souvlaki (souvlakia is the Greek word for kebabs), and the yogurt-based tzatziki sauce is one of the traditional pleasures of Mediterranean cuisine. A side of Greek-style green beans completes this healthy dinner recipe that's as suited to entertaining as it is to family meals.

Amy Riolo
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. garlic, 4 Tbsp. parsley, oregano, 1 Tbsp. oil, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper in a large shallow dish. Add salmon; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, combine yogurt and cucumber in a medium bowl. Stir in 2 Tbsp. dill, 1 Tbsp. garlic, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Refrigerate the tzatziki until ready to serve.

  • Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp. garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and the remaining 2 Tbsp. dill, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add green beans; stir to coat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the beans are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Remove the salmon from the marinade; scrape off any excess marinade. Carefully thread the fish onto 4 metal or wooden skewers.

  • Oil the grill grates (see Tip). Grill the skewers until seared on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Use potholders or oven mitts to turn the skewers over. Continue grilling, turning the skewers as needed, until the salmon is opaque in the center, 5 to 7 minutes total.

  • Transfer the green beans to a serving platter and sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbsp. parsley. Serve with the salmon and the tzatziki.

Tips

Tip: Clean grill grates well before grilling to prevent fish from sticking. To oil grill grates, soak a paper towel with vegetable oil, hold it with tongs, and rub it over the grates. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Equipment: 4 metal or wooden skewers

To make ahead: Refrigerate tzatziki (Step 2) for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 35.7g 71% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.3g 21% DV; sugars 13.4g; fat 13.4g 21% DV; saturated fat 3.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 61.5mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 2425.4IU 49% DV; vitamin c 60.9mg 102% DV; folate 85.4mcg 21% DV; calcium 261.5mg 26% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 91.8mg 33% DV; potassium 1043.4mg 29% DV; sodium 692.7mg 28% DV.

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08/28/2019
Made this last night. Super flavorful and unique, would definitely recommend! Read More