Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Relish

We love the sweetness and bright hue red bell peppers add to the relish here, but you can substitute with yellow or orange peppers, too. Skip green peppers, though, as they may be too bitter for this dish.

Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Relish
Photo: Carson Downing
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds skin-on salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 medium red bell peppers, quartered, seeds removed

  • ½ medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons capers, rinsed and chopped


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Oil the grill rack. Sprinkle salmon with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Grill, flipping once, until browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 6 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Grill bell peppers, onion and jalapeño, turning as needed, until just charred, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  3. Coarsely chop the bell peppers and onions and mince the jalapeño (remove seeds if desired). Whisk lime juice, oil, agave and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add cilantro, capers and the vegetables and toss to combine. Serve the salmon with the relish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
14g Fat
12g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. salmon & 2/3 cup relish
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 3159IU 63%
Vitamin C 125mg 139%
Vitamin D 652IU 163%
Vitamin E 4mg 27%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Vitamin K 10mcg 8%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 62mg 15%
Potassium 861mg 18%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 7mcg 292%
Omega 3 2g

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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