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Chili Lime Grilled Salmon with Caribbean Salsa & Salmon Grilling Guide

Marinated Chili Lime Salmon, grilled to perfection, and served with a tropical Caribbean Salsa. Plus, useful tips on how to pick and perfectly grill salmon, and more. It's keto, low carb, paleo, and Whole30.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled salmon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE SALMON:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey optional
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 lbs skin-on Norwegian salmon fillet

FOR THE SALSA (OPTIONAL):

  • 1 cup fresh diced pineapple
  • 3/4 cup fresh diced mango
  • 1/4 jalapeno de-seeded and sliced
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/8 tsp salt (or more if desired)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Prepare marinade. Place all ingredients (except salmon) in a jar, shaking well. Pour half of the marinade into a sealable plastic bag and then place salmon inside.  

  2. Reserve the remaining marinade in the jar. Let salmon sit at room temp for about 20 minutes while marinating.Meanwhile, prepare salsa. Cut all ingredients, place all in a medium bowl, mix, and cover. Refrigerate for about 20-30 minutes so all the flavors come together.

  3. Remove salmon from bag and discard marinade from the bag. Clean and oil grill (see tip #3 in post). Make sure grill is on medium-high before starting to grill.

  4. Place fillet skin-side up (unless you like crispy skin – in that case, start grilling salmon skin side-down first), an inch apart each. When salmon is about 60% cooked and changes color in the middle, flip it using two large flat spatulas.

  5. For 1-inch-thick fillet, it takes about 5-6 minutes. After flipping salmon, brush with remaining marinade and let cook for about 4 more minutes or until cooked through. Let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa on top.

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Grilled Salmon with Caribbean Salsa & Salmon Grilling Guide
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 860mg36%
Potassium 1316mg38%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 46.4mg56%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.