Grilled salmon with vegetables on black background

Dinner / Seasonal - Summer

Cilantro Lime Grilled Salmon

4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins

Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Spatula
  • Micro Plane for Zesting
  • Small Saucepan


  • 4 (6oz.) skin on salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lime, zested
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Score salmon

    Using a sharp knife, score the skin side of the salmon in 2 or 3 places to just barely cut into the flesh.

  2. Rub with olive oil

    Rub each fillet with a little olive oil and season all over with salt and pepper, getting some of the seasoning into the score marks.

  3. Heat grill

    Heat outdoor grill, or use an indoor grill pan set to medium-high.

  4. Cook salmon

    Once grill is hot, place salmon on grill flesh side down and cook for 6-8 minutes.

  5. Flip and cook salmon

    Using a spatula, carefully flip and cook on skin side until salmon is cooked through (about 6 minutes more) or until the center reaches 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

  6. Let rest

    Move to a serving platter and let rest at least 5 minutes.

  7. Cook sauce

    While salmon is resting, place a sauce pan over medium heat. Add butter, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Stir until butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. Turn off heat and add cilantro.

  8. Pour and serve

    Pour warm sauce over salmon and serve.

  9. Serve

    Serve with a side of black beans, brown rice, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or your favorite side.