Zesty Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon Recipe

Certainly! Here’s the recipe for “Zesty Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon”:


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz or 170g each), skin-on or skinless
  • 2 lemons (1 for grilling, 1 for serving)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you don’t have a grill, you can also use a grill pan on the stovetop.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, thyme, parsley, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. This will create the zesty marinade for the salmon.
  3. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or a large resealable plastic bag.
  4. Pour the marinade over the salmon, making sure each fillet is coated evenly. Allow the salmon to marinate for at least 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator. If you have more time, you can marinate it for up to 1 hour to enhance the flavors.
  5. While the salmon is marinating, slice one of the lemons into thin rounds. These lemon slices will be used for grilling.
  6. Once the salmon has marinated, remove it from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before grilling.
  7. Grease the grill grates or grill pan lightly to prevent sticking.
  8. Place the marinated salmon fillets on the preheated grill or grill pan. If using skin-on fillets, grill the skin side first for about 4-5 minutes. Then, flip the fillets and grill the flesh side for another 4-5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. If using skinless fillets, grill each side for about 4-5 minutes.
  9. While grilling the salmon, add the lemon slices to the grill as well. Grill them for about 1-2 minutes per side until they develop grill marks and caramelize slightly.
  10. Once the salmon is done grilling, transfer it to a serving platter. Squeeze the juice of the grilled lemon over the salmon for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
  11. Serve the Zesty Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon hot, garnished with the grilled lemon slices and fresh parsley.
  12. This delightful dish pairs wonderfully with a side of steamed vegetables, a crisp green salad, or some garlic butter rice.

Enjoy the refreshing and zesty flavors of this Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon. It’s a light and healthy option for a delicious and satisfying meal!

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