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
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
265 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 20g
Calcium 35mg 3%
*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 fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced or pressed)
  • Optional: White rice, green salad, or minted 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.