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Grilled Salmon

close up shot of grilled salmon on a plate with asparagus and a slice of lemon
This tasty grilled salmon is lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection on the barbecue for an easy and quick main entree.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 364 kcal


  • 2 lb salmon skin on
  • 4 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil


  • To prepare the salmon for grilling, trim off the thinner parts. This will help the salmon cook more evenly. These thin pieces can either be cooked separately (for a shorter period) or set aside to use at another time as a salad topping. Cut the remaining thicker portion of salmon into 4 servings.
  • Drizzle each portion of salmon (on the flesh side) with 1 teaspoon of avocado oil. Then sprinkle each portion with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon dried basil. Set aside. This can be put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, giving the oil and seasonings time to settle into the fish.
  • Prepare the grill by heating the grill to medium heat, 300 to 350 degrees. Once the grill is heated, use a thick portion of paper towels or clean rag and generously rub the cooking grate with cooking oil.
  • Place the salmon flesh side down (skin side up) and grill for 7 minutes. As the salmon cooks, it will pull away from the cooking grate. Carefully turn the salmon and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.


Sodium: 682mgCalcium: 34mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 93IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 1123mgCholesterol: 125mgCalories: 364kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 19gProtein: 45gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 2mg