Grilled salmon is so simple and delicious– perfect for summer when perhaps you’re trying to eat a little lighter.

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Salmon is a real treat, but with a little bit of planning, I have found it can be enjoyed any time of year! Nice cuts of salmon are available fresh and/or frozen pretty much everywhere these days, making this Grilled Salmon recipe one that is great to have in your back pocket, especially during Summer.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, the only thing I craved that wasn’t sour fruits or crunchy veggies was salmon! My body must have been onto something because this recipe for Grilled Salmon goes perfectly with a squeeze of sour grilled lemon and vegetables of any kind! I found a great deal on skin-on wild-caught salmon at Walmart for this recipe, making it cost effective as well as delicious.


Here’s what you’ll need to make grilled salmon:

  • Salmon: I found fresh Atlantic salmon on a good sale, so that’s what I used. I often find frozen salmon to be cheaper– just thaw before using.
  • Lemon: Adds freshness and a little bit of sourness.
  • Vegetable Oil: Helps the salmon grill without sticking.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the natural flavor of the fish.

What Else Can I Add?

I kept things basic for this grilled salmon recipe, but it’s easy to season with your favorite spice blends, like:

Serving Suggestions

I love this grilled salmon served with rice, sauteed asparagus, wedges of fresh grilled lemon, and a dollop of our Tzaziki Sauce!