Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

This is a great warmer-weather recipe when you are looking for some healthier grill options. Salmon is one of the healthiest things you can eat – it’s a great source of Omega-3 fatty acid, is chock-full of nutrients, including iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, and a 3 oz serving packs in 22 grams of protein. Combined with fresh veggies and herbs, this salmon is fresh, nutritious and – of course – delicious!




  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided (3/4 tsp, 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs wild salmon fillet (avoid farm-raised salmon)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Mash minced garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt on a cutting board until a paste forms (use the back of a spoon or the side of a chef’s knife). Transfer to a small bowl and stir in oil.
  3. Check the salmon for pin bones and remove if necessary. Measure out a piece of heavy-duty foil (or double layer of regular foil) large enough for the salmon fillet. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
  4. Place the salmon skin-side down on the foil and spread the garlic mixture all over it. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup basil. Overlap tomato slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the salmon on the foil to the grill. Grill until the fish flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Use spatula (may need to use more than one) to slide the salmon from the foil to a serving platter.
  7. Sprinkled remaining 1/4 cup basil over the salmon and serve!

Nutritional Info

Per serving (makes 4 servings): 248 Calories;  10 g Fat;  2 g Sat;  5 g Mono;  80 mg Cholesterol;  3 g Carbohydrates;  35 g Protein;  1 g Fiber;  367 mg Sodium;  799 mg Potassium


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