Valley Eats – Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

Valley Eats – Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

In recognition of American Heart Month, our Lifestyle Medicine nutrition team shares this heart healthy recipe. This dish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon and includes flavorful herbs and lemon for added taste without excess salt. Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or a quinoa salad for a complete and nutritious meal. Serves 4.


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges and fresh herbs (such as parsley or dill) for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Make sure each fillet is well-coated. Marinate the salmon for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the salmon from the marinade and discard the excess liquid.
  5. Place salmon fillets on preheated grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Garnish the grilled salmon with fresh herbs and lemon wedges before serving.

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