Grilled Salmon With Lemon and Dill

Grilled Salmon With Lemon and Dill

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Marinate: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
825 Calories
58g Fat
1g Carbs
70g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 825
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 938mg 20%
*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.)

This easy grilled salmon can be prepared with either salmon steaks or fillets. The dill, garlic, and lemon act as a marinade and a basting sauce.

You'll need a gas grill, charcoal grill, or stovetop grill pan for this recipe.

Plan to let the salmon marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before cooking. This makes a fabulous meal with hot cooked rice or simply with a side green salad. A minted pea puree is an excellent vegetable dish with salmon.


  • 4 salmon steaks, or fillets

For the Marinade:

  • Juice of 2 lemons, about 1/4 cup

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed

  • White rice, for serving

  • Green salad, for serving

  • Pea puree, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place salmon in a shallow, nonreactive dish.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine marinade ingredients of lemon juice, lemon zest, vegetable oil, dill, and garlic. Stir to combine. If you don't have fresh dill, dried dill can be used.

  4. Pour marinade over salmon. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. 

  5. Remove the salmon from the marinade and set aside.

  6. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  7. Grill salmon directly over medium coals, basting with the boiled marinade, for about 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.

  8. Serve and enjoy with white rice, a side green salad, or a minted pea puree.