Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Sauce


This quick and simple recipe pairs grilled salmon with a sweet and nutritious blueberry sauce. Serve it with steamed snap peas for a colorful and great-tasting meal.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute (see Tip) equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • Cooking spray

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Chopped fresh chives


  1. Thaw fish and blueberries, if frozen. For blueberry sauce, cook and stir onion and garlic in a small saucepan in hot oil about 3 minutes or until softened. Add the blueberries, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and lemon peel. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened and reduced to 1 cup.

  2. Meanwhile, rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Lightly coat the salmon with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Measure thickness of the salmon.

  3. Place the salmon on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. If desired, cover grill grate with foil before placing fish. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling.

  4. Serve the blueberry sauce over the salmon. If desired, sprinkle with chives.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Sweet N' Low Brown or Sugar Twin Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 264 cal., 143 mg sodium, 12 g carb.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
14g Fat
12g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 81IU 2%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 35mcg 9%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 478mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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