How to make Perfect Grilled Salmon

Nicola Halloran aka The Wonky Spatula gives us her take on this healthy snack - for more recipes, tips and tricks follow #GiveInToLiving

The sun's out, so it's officially spring and we have this deliciously light, cheap, not to mention healthy option for dinner (or lunch if you prefer).

Perfect Grilled Salmon is a huge crowd-pleaser, takes next to no time to prepare and cook, but most of all is super tasty.

What you'll need...

  • 2 large Salmon darnes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp hot chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp olive oil

This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole30 Approved.


  1. Rinse off the salmon and pat dry with some kitchen roll.
  2. In a large bowl combine the spices and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Rub the marinade into the salmon – leave to marinade for approx 20 minutes, the longer the better.
  4. Heat up your BBQ or Griddle pan and sear the salmon for approx 3 minutes a side, until cooked to your liking.
  5. In a small bowl toss the mixed leaves in the balsamic, olive oil, and the juice of half of the lime.
  6. Place the salmon on top, sprinkle with sesame seeds, serve with the left over lime wedges and enjoy! lime.
  7. Place the leaves in the lettuce cups and top with the avocado, cucumber and red peppers.

Top Tip: Invest in a George Forman-like grill to keep things healthy!

You can go to the Wonky Spatula for more info on healthy eating. Or follow Nicola on Twitter @thewonkyspatula

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