Heart Healthy Grilled or Baked Salmon

Valerie Simpson • National Minority Spokesperson, Singer/Songwriter

Heart Healthy Grilled or Baked Salmon

"There are plenty of ways to enjoy salmon...this is a simple, quick and easy recipe that tastes great everytime!


  • 3 lbs salmon fillet
  • dried dill
  • garlic powder
  • small dash of Jane's Crazy Salt or Morton's "No Salt"
  • 1 Tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
  • Optional: sprigs of fresh lovage


  • Pre-heat charcoal grill or if using an oven, pre-heat to 450 degrees.
  • Lay flat a length of Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, long enough to extend 5 inches beyond each end of the salmon fillet. Form a "pan" by rolling up all 4 sides of the foil to make the sides of the "pan". Spraying the foil with a non-stick spray will make it easier to slice and serve.
  • Sprinkle the salmon with dill, garlic powder, and very lightly with seasoned salt or salt substitute.
  • Spread 1 Tbsp fat-free mayo to keep salmon moist while cooking at these high temps.
  • If you have fresh lovage, lay it across the salmon.
  • If using the oven, cooking time is approx. 15 to 17 minutes, depending on thickness of fish.
  • If grilling, it takes from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on thickness of fish and whether or not your grill has a lid. (Using a lid cooks the fish faster.)
  • Before cutting and serving the salmon, remove the lovage, if using.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Servings per recipe: 8

Each 6 oz. serving contains:

  • 290 calories
  • 37 g. protein
  • Fewer than 2 g. carbohydrates
  • 15 g. fat
  • 47% calories from fat, but...only 8% calories from saturated fat
  • 18 mg. calcium