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Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes

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Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled new potatoes tossed in an herb vinaigrette and steamed green beans.

» Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

If you can find (or grow) them, use sturdy rosemary branches, stripped of leaves, as skewers for these Italian salmon kebabs; they'll add a subtle, smoky flavor that hints of pine. Oil your grill well to prevent sticking, don't move the kebabs around unnecessarily and keep a close eye on the fire to avoid flare-ups.

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Salmon Panzanella

This traditional Italian bread salad is full of tomatoes and cucumber and gets a protein boost with the addition of grilled salmon.

» Salmon Panzanella

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Tangy plain yogurt mixed with the classic ingredients for chermoula—a Moroccan spice mix—serves as both the marinade and the sauce in this salmon dish. If you like your food on the spicy side, add a pinch of cayenne to the mixture.

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Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

Using a plank to grill fish keeps it from sticking or falling through the grate and imparts a subtle smoky flavor to the salmon. You could also use mahi-mahi or Pacific halibut in this recipe.

» Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce

Jazz up simply grilled salmon and summer vegetables with a zesty sauce based on the classic Spanish romesco. Made with roasted red peppers, tomatoes and almonds, this sauce is a great match for any seafood, poultry or vegetables. Using smoked paprika brings out the flavors from the grill. Serve with: Grilled baguette.

» Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce

Salmon & Escarole Packets with Lemon-Tarragon Butter

This company-worthy salmon is steamed on a bed of escarole and basted in a rich and tangy lemon-butter sauce. Fresh tarragon is delicious or try other herbs, such as thyme or rosemary. Rainbow trout or arctic char are good substitutes for the salmon.

» Salmon & Escarole Packets with Lemon-Tarragon Butter


Grilled salmon is a delicious addition to your summer barbecue. Try salmon grilled on a bed of fresh herbs and lemon slices or salmon grilled on a plank with a sweet soy glaze for something new. Grill salmon in foil packets with lemon-tarragon butter for super-easy cleanup. Plus eating more salmon is good for you: salmon is a good source of omega-3 fats, which are associated with better heart health and healthy skin. Choose wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (Alaska and Washington), which are more sustainably fished and have a larger, more stable population.

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