Grilled Southwest Salmon

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 237
Protein 31g
Fat 12g
Carbs 0g
Total Time

Salmon is one of the most consumed kinds of fish across the world. Many dishes can be made from this fish, like sandwiches, salads, sushi, and sashimi. For today, I’ll be sharing with you this southwestern salmon recipe that is not only easy to make but also flavorful and delicious.



Get around one pound of wild-caught salmon. Some nutritional information about this fish is that it’s a good source of protein, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids. It goes well with almost any flavor, making it a versatile ingredient for many kinds of dishes.


The next step is to cut four salmon fillets. After, you can start making the seasoning.


You will need about one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. However, this ingredient has a lot of benefits, making it a much sought-after product for health nuts and chefs.


Next, add one tablespoon of smoked paprika. This adds a bit of heat and color to the dish but packs a whole lot of flavor. Paprika is one of the most popular spices, being used in different kinds of cuisine worldwide.


Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and adjust it to your liking with some salt and pepper. Thoroughly rub the mixture on the salmon fillets until they are completely covered.


Get your grill roasting and place the fish on top. However, if you don’t have a grill, you can place the salmon in a baking tray and put it in the oven. Feel free to check out our other baked salmon recipes while you’re here.


After about 15 minutes, your dish should be ready.


In conclusion, grilling salmon is just one of the many ways you can cook this rich, hearty fish. This dish is sure to satiate your hunger without compromising your health. There are many other southwest salmon recipes for you try, but this one might be among the simplest ones out there. It’s hard to beat something that tastes as good as how effortless it is to make.


Grilled Southwest Salmon


Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1lb wild-caught salmon (cut into 4 fillets)
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • sea salt & pepper
  1. Set your grill or oven to 350F.
  2. Rub the fillets in the seasoning and ensure they are completely covered.
  3. Place the fillets on the grill (or on a baking sheet) and cook for about 15 minutes, or until desired readiness.

Approximate macros for 1 of 4 servings:

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