Mouthwatering Grilled Salmon Recipes for Perfect Summer Meals

Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber Salsa
Photo: Andy Lyons

Salmon is versatile, filled with heart-healthy fats, and easy to cook on the grill. Take your pick from one of our favorite grilled salmon recipes and serve up a restaurant-worthy supper right at home. We've got some easy grilled salmon recipes, marinades, and recipes to achieve amazing flavor by grilling on planks, too.

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Salmon with Tomato Pesto

Salmon with Tomato Pesto
Andy Lyons

Plank cooking is an easy way to make grilled salmon because you can cook and smoke it at the same time. Our delicious cedar plank salmon recipe is top-notch thanks to our quick tomato pesto. Whip up some grilled vegetables for a quick, healthy side.

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Tea-Marinated Salmon

Tea-Marinated Salmon
Andy Lyons

Our extraordinary grilled salmon marinade features a blend of jasmine tea, cider vinegar, and chipotle peppers. The flavor pairings might sound odd, but we guarantee the whole table will rave over every bite. Drizzle your grilled salmon with honey (or maybe hot honey for a kick) and chives for an irresistible bite.

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Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Teriyaki Salmon on wooden board
Andy Lyons

This grilled teriyaki salmon tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant. The homemade grilled salmon marinade features pineapple juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and soy sauce that's perfectly savory and sweet. Be sure to soak the wood planks in water for at least an hour before grilling to prevent flames.

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Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber-Feta Salsa

Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber Salsa
Andy Lyons

Add some Mediterranean flair to the menu with this delicious grilled salmon recipe. The white balsamic vinaigrette dressing is an easy marinade that provides the kabobs amazing flavor. You'll love the grilled salmon with the cool, refreshing cucumber salsa made with feta, mint, and dill.

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Plank-Smoked Salmon with Grilled Pepper Relish

Plank Smoked Salmon with Grilled Pepper Relish
Andy Lyons

Grill salmon on a fragrant alder or cedar plank to add flavor with ease. Pair with grilled pepper relish and a glass of crisp white wine or light beer to complement the salmon recipe. Use our Test Kitchen's tips to know exactly when your fish is done.

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Grilled Salmon with Garden Mayonnaise

Grilled Salmon with Garden Mayonnaise
Andy Lyons

All you need is three ingredients (plus salt and pepper) to get this quick and easy grilled salmon dish on the table. A garden-fresh mixture of celery, green onion, tarragon, lemon juice, and mayonnaise tops the grilled salmon. Fresh asparagus spears complete the super-fast dinner.

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Chili-Glazed Salmon Burgers

Chili-Glazed Salmon Burger
Jason Donnelly

This grilled salmon recipe is perfect for summer cookouts with the family. Simply blending mayonnaise with Asian-style chili sauce gives your burgers a nice creamy element with a bit of heat. The tangy slaw also makes a fresh, crunchy topping.

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Grilled Salmon & Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter

Grilled Salmon and Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter
Andy Lyons

Grilling herbs like rosemary adds a nice smoky flavor to the homemade mustard butter in this fork-tender grilled salmon recipe. Use a pastry brush to slather it on at the end of grilling time. Enjoy this low-carb salmon dish with a whole-grain side to complete the meal.

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Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

Barbecued Salmon Corn Relish
Andy Lyons

You might want to invest in an indoor grill because this is one grilled salmon recipe you'll crave year-round. Served on a bed of corn relish (with a hint of spice from jalapeños), it's an easy dinner that looks like it took way longer than 30-minutes to make. Drizzle on extra barbecue sauce for maximum flavor.

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Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise
Scott Little

This French salad usually contains tuna or anchovies. Here we substituted salmon in the Nicoise salad for a flavor twist. Try this grilled salmon recipe for a leisurely weekend lunch or a filling weeknight meal.

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Basil-Buttered Salmon

Basil-Buttered Salmon
Peter Krumhardt

For a garden-fresh twist on a basic grilled salmon recipe, brush on a mixture of warm melted butter, basil, parsley, and lemon peel. Serve it with crisp-tender asparagus. If it's too hot to cook outside, use our directions for quickly broiling the salmon.

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Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa
Andy Lyons

Seasonal summer fruits such as nectarines can be used for more than just summer desserts. Here we've made a delicious fresh salsa of nectarines, blueberries, pecans, and barbecue sauce. Yes, barbecue sauce is the delicious savory addition to the fruit salsa in our quick (20-minutes or less!) grilled salmon recipe.

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Maple-Smoked Salmon Fillets

Maple-Smoked Salmon Fillets
Blaine Moats

Pure maple syrup and mixed peppercorns are a match made in heaven for this grilled salmon recipe. Allow the quick salmon marinade to get soaked up by the fish for an hour before cooking. Alder or applewood chunks provide an irresistible smoke flavor to the flaky salmon fillets.

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