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Grilled Chili-Lime Salmon

  • 9 Ingredients
  • 4 Servings
  • Main Dish
  • 251 Calories

Fire up the grill! With a zingy dry rub and a hint of zesty lime, this heart healthy salmon recipe will tantalize your taste buds. It's great for backyard barbecues or just as a change of pace from your regular dinner routine.

Ingredients

Dry rub

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets, about 5 ounces each
  • 1 avocado, sliced thin (1/6 per serving)
  • 8 lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat (350°F).
  2. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Rub spice mixture evenly onto both sides of salmon fillet.
  4. Place salmon onto the grill, top side down, then turn halfway through cooking. Cook for 15-20 minutes until desired internal temperature is reached (medium = 150°F).
  5. Slice avocado thinly, fan 1/6 avocado on each plate as garnish).
  6. Once cooked, serve salmon fillet with 2 lime wedges and avocado.

Using a dry rub on fish, meat, or poultry is a great option to maintain flavor while grilling without all the salt. Be creative! You can use everything from herbs and spices to coffee.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 5 oz.

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 251
  • Fat: 13g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 3g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg
  • Sodium: 297mg

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