Super Food Cilantro – Lime Grilled Salmon

I’m dating myself by sharing this story, but what the hell! In 1986, the summer I graduated from college, I hitchhiked from Florida to Alaska to work in a salmon factory.

That is a whole different book that one day I’ll write, but it’s probably the reason I love salmon so much. Not only is it one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, but it’s also packed with omega-3 fatty acids that help to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of heart disease. If you eat salmon frequently, it’s better to buy wild-caught instead of farm-raised salmon to minimize exposure to harmful toxins.

YIELD: 4 servings 

PREP TIME: 70 minutes 

COOK TIME: 10 minutes



  • 4 (3- to 4-ounce) salmon fillets, or
    a small side of salmon cut into
  • 4-ounce pieces
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Wash the salmon, pat dry with a paper towel, and put the fillets in a shallow dish.
  2.  Put all the other ingredients in a small bowl, mix thoroughly, and pour over the salmon, making sure to cover the fillets.
  3. Cover with foil and place in the fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat a grill on high heat.
  5. Grill the salmon for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until fillets are opaque in the center and flake easily.