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quick easy grilled salmon with herb butter

Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter

Salmon is one of my favorite quick and healthy summer dinners.  In the summer, I grill salmon with either a light coating of olive oil and minced fresh rosemary or an herbed butter.  Salmon cooks incredibly fast on the grill, depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet.  So there is just enough time to throw together a salad before dinner is ready!

The number of servings depends on size of salmon fillet. A 4-oz piece of salmon is the recommended serving for adults, which is approximately the size of an adult palm.

5 from 2 votes
quick easy grilled salmon with herb butter
Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A simple and delicious grilled salmon recipe your whole family will love!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy grilled salmon recipe, how to grill salmon
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 174 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 salmon fillet (1.5 lbs)
  1. Heat gas grill to medium-high heat

  2. Combine butter, garlic and basil in a small dish
  3. Generously coat salmon fillet
  4. Grill salmon on medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the salmon flesh flakes when lifted gently with a fork. Be careful to not over cook the salmon

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information based on a 4-oz serving of farmed Atlantic salmon.  Interested in learning more about the nutritional differences between farmed and wild-caught salmon

Note: I choose wild-caught or Norwegian farmed salmon, read more about the differences between wild-caught and farmed salmon

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  1. Hooray for salmon! It’s definitely my favorite “splurge” protein–I love that this only needs 4 ingredients to make! :]

    • I know, right Farrah? Salmon is delicious and try to remind myself that it is much more affordable when I cook it at home! Thanks for reading!

  2. What an easy way to prepare salmon. Love it!

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