Grilled Salmon on a plate topped with Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

If you have never Grilled Salmon before, today is the day! A simple rub and 10 minutes on the grill rewards you with perfectly cooked and flavorful salmon - and a fresh Strawberry Salsa is a refreshing way to top it off.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 385kcal
Author Erica


Grilled Salmon:

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets 6 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Strawberry Salsa:

  • 8 ounces strawberries hulled & finely chopped
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 avocado finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 1 large lime zested and juiced
  • Pinch sea salt


Grilled Salmon:

  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cumin, parsley, salt, orange zest, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper. Drizzle the salmon with oil, then rub the pink side of each salmon filet with the seasoning mixture.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and rub it on the grill rack, lightly coating it. Preheat grill to 500 degrees F (or turn oven broiler on high). 
  • Place salmon on grill rack, skin side up. Grill, covered, (or broil 3-4 in. from heat) for 5 minutes. Gently flip and grill 4-6 minutes more, or until the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.

Strawberry Salsa:

  • In a medium bowl, add the strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeno, avocado, onion and cilantro. Toss with lime zest, juice, and salt, adjusting the seasonings if needed.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving over fish. Eat the rest with some cinnamon tortilla chips. 
  • Store any leftover salsa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 1349mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 17% | Vitamin C: 68.8% | Calcium: 5.1% | Iron: 13.6%