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Grilled salmon on a plate with some grilled veggies, chickpea salad, surrounded by lemon slices

Grilled Salmon

If you want salmon that punches some serious flavor then this is the best grilled salmon recipe to fill that craving. With two ways to cook this recipe depending on your preference, this salmon recipe will stop you from ever wondering how best to cook your salmon again.

Course lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, potluck, Seafood
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword grilled salmon, grilled salmon recipe, Grilled Salmon Salad, how to cook salmon, salmon recipes, Salmon Salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 481 kcal
Author Mahy



  • 4 salmon fillets
  • ¼ cup cChosen Foods Garden Goddess Dressing

Chickpea Salad

  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • cup fresh herbs dill and parsley
  • 1 lemon zest
  • ½ cup tomatoes diced
  • 2 scallions minced
  • 3 tablespoons Chosen Foods Garden Goddess Dressing.

Grilled veggies

  • Sweet peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Lemons
  • 2 tablespoons Chosen Foods Garden Goddess Dressing

To serve:

  • 3 cups arugula
  • Avocados sliced
  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • Fresh tomatoes


  1. Brush both sides of the salmon fillets with the Chosen Foods Dressing.
    A hand brushing the salmon fillets with the grilled salmon marinade coating it well on both sides
  2. Preheat a stove top grill or the BBQ grill to medium high.
  3. Spray generously the cooking surfaces with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Cooking Spray.
    marinated salmon fillets on a BBQ grill
  4. Place the salmon fillets on the hot surface and cook for 4 minutes.
    salmon fillets marinated and placed in a stove top grill pan
  5. Toss the veggies with the dressing and grill with the salmon.
    ready stove top grilled salmon in a stove top grill showing the texture and char on the salmon
  6. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F is reached.
  7. Remove from the grill and immediately drizzle lightly with more Chosen Foods Dressing.

    flipped salmon over the bbq grill showing the texture and chars o the salmon, also grilled veggies on the BBQ next to the salmon
  8. To make the chickpea salad, toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
    chickpea salad ingredients to serve with the grilled salmon recipe including a bowl of chickpeas, fresh herbs, tomatoes and green onions
  9. Serve as a main course with arugula and the chickpea salad.
  10. Leftover lunch bowls are great served with the cooked quinoa or grain the next day.
  11. Always add an extra drizzle of Garden Goddess Dressing just before serving.
    grilled salmon salad bowl all dressed up and loaded with avocado slices for a nutritious bowl
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Grilled Salmon Recipe Tips & FAQ's

  1. Always buy fresh salmon
  2. Using skin on or skin off is totally your choice.
  3. Buy a selection of Chosen Foods House Dressings to use as marinades for this recipe and as a finishing sauce.
  4. Spraying the stovetop grill or BBQ grill with avocado oil is best to avoid sticking.
  5. Make sure to brush the salmon on both sides with the dressing and avoid over soaking the salmon in sauce.
  6. Don’t flip the salmon too soon once placed on the grill. Allow at least 3-4 minutes of cooking before doing so.
  7. Once cooked, and while the salmon is still hot, immediately drizzle a light coating of the Chosen Foods dressings to infuse more flavor and moistness into the salmon.
  8. Keep the cooked salmon in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
  9. Serve the lunch bowl with a cooked grain or bean (for a filling lunch) and plenty of fresh veggies.

How long does it take to grill salmon?

Salmon fillets should be properly cooked after being grilled for 3-5 minutes on each side of the fish. You will know when it is properly cooked as it will flake apart evenly with a fork.

Best grilled salmon temperature?

Cooking grilled salmon is best cooked on high heat. This cooks the fish quickly, which means it retains more of its moisture and keeps a better texture. It’s best to cook salmon to a temperature of 145 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 2163mg94%
Potassium 1215mg35%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 649IU13%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.