Grilled Salmon With Minted Cucumber Sauce

Grilled Salmon With Minted Cucumber Sauce Photo: Ray Kachatorian


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 medium cucumber, cubed, seeded, and peeled
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless salmon fillets
  • Fresh mint sprigs


1. Place garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin in a mixing bowl; mash to a paste with the back of a wooden spoon. Add yogurt and mint; stir well. Stir in cucumber gently, and set mixture aside.

2. Set up your grill for direct grilling, and preheat to high. Clean and oil grate (with vegetable oil).

3. Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of fish fillets. Arrange fish on grate or place in grilling basket (the pieces should run diagonal to the grate), and grill about 3 minutes per side or until cooked to taste, rotating each piece 90 degrees after 1 1/2 minutes to create a crosshatch of grill marks.

4. Spoon cucumber sauce over fish; garnish with mint. Serve immediately.

    Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes. Using a grilling basket will help keep your fillets from falling apart. We like the Charcoal Companion's Platinum Rectangular Grilling Basket ($24.95, 888-789-0650).
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1/3 cup sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 322
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Protein per serving: 42g
Carbohydrate per serving: 6g
Fiber per serving: 0.0g
Cholesterol per serving: 111mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 269mg
Calcium per serving: 146mg

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