grilled salmon in foil pack with herbs and butter

Easy Grilled Salmon in Foil

This incredible grilled salmon in foil is made with an herby butter in less than 30 minutes! It’s high protein and low carb making it the ultimate healthy summer meal.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 20 Carbs 1 Protein 22
Yield 2 servings 1x


Grilled Salmon in Foil

  • 2/3 lb. salmon (2 fillets)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (~1/2 lime)

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 small pineapple, cored and cut into strips (~2 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced cilantro
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Grilled Salmon in Foil

  1. Preheat grill to 400ºF. Spray a large piece of tin foil with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salmon filets by patting dry with a paper towel and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Then, mix together softened butter, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Spread the butter mixture on top of the salmon filets and transfer them onto the tin foil. Then, squeeze on lime juice.
  5. Create a foil pack by folding the top half of the tin foil over the salmon and pinching the sides together. Make sure there are no holes where air can escape.
  6. Grill salmon at 400ºF for 8-10 minutes* or until fully cooked and flakey.

Pineapple Salsa

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix together onion, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, apple cider vinegar, and lime juice. Place in the refrigerator for later.
  2. Prepare pineapple by coring and slicing into strips. Season with 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder and about 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Grill pineapple at 400ºF over direct heat for 12-15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, let cool, and then cut into small chunks.
  5. Add pineapple to the rest of the salsa ingredients and mix well.


Serve salmon with grilled pineapple salsa and grain of choice (we chose quinoa!).

Tips & Notes

  • Oven: option to also bake the salmon in the oven. Follow the steps in making your foil pack and then bake at 400ºF for 7-10 minutes, or until flakey.
  • Cook time varies based on the size and thickness of the salmon filets.
  • Nutrition information is just for the salmon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Calories: 273 Sugar: 0 Fat: 20 Carbohydrates: 1 Fiber: 0 Protein: 22
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: GrillCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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