Light and Delicious

Salmon is a lean source of protein that’s easy to throw on the grill. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining a healthy heart and circulatory system. Top with the mango salsa for an extra burst of flavor and color.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Serves 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds wild salmon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 mango, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, red, chopped
  • 1/4 scallions, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • Salt, to taste


To grill the salmon:

  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Divide salmon into 4 equal filets with skin on. Brush each salmon fillet with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place on the grill, skin side up first [flesh side should be grilled first to avoid early separation from skin]. Grill salmon until firm and browned, about 4 minutes per side. This can also be done in a grill pan.
  4. Transfer salmon to a serving platter.

To make the salsa:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt.
  2. Spoon over warm salmon filets just before serving.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.