Grilled Lemon-Dill Salmon Fillets

Salmon fillet garnished with dill, lime and lemon slices on baking parchment
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  • Total: 21 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 13 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
293 Calories
22g Fat
3g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1215mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 20g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Salmon is a delicious, heart-healthy fish. Taking it to the grill enhances its flavors and offers a mildly sweet caramelization to the surface of the flesh. Seasoned with dill, lemon juice, and garlic, this grilled salmon recipe is a wonderful addition to summer cookouts, while fast and convenient enough for weeknight meals.


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 large salmon fillets, skin on and 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus additional for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Combine lemon juice and grapeseed oil together in a bowl. Brush liberally onto salmon skin and then onto salmon flesh.

  2. Make a rub mixture out of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle onto salmon and then top with chopped dill.

  3. Place salmon flesh-side down onto grill grate. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, and very carefully using a spatula, work fillets away, on all sides, from grill grate. Once free, gently turn fillets over. Close cover and allow fish to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 F to 150 F.

  4. Remove fish from grill and garnish with lemon slices and additional chopped dill.


  • To use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, mince it before adding it to the salt and pepper. Then, using the back of a fork, press the spice mixture into a paste and spread it on the fish. You can also add fresh parsley to the mash.
  • Oil your grill grates before grilling the salmon to make sure it doesn't stick. You can also use a lightly oiled grill pan or grill basket (with holes) to keep the fish intact while still obtaining grill marks.
  • Swap out the dill for thyme like in this grilled salmon with thyme and lemon recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • For a "smoked" version, grill the salmon on a presoaked cedar plank. It will taste much different than the gilled option and can be used in recipes that call for smoked fish.
  • Swap salmon steaks for fillets for a totally different presentation. Shorten the cooking time since you don't have a skin side. And before serving, make sure your guests know to pull the bones from the fish.

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