A Girl & Her Food: Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa


Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Happy, Girl Meets Grill, Friday!! Salmon is my favorite fish to eat. I cook and grill with simple ingredients because I hate to overpower my food with too many marinades and seasonings. With a piece of delicious grilled salmon, you can come up with so many wonderful fresh toppings. One of my favorite summertime grill toppings is mango salsa. It's exotic and zesty. If you are short on time, you can always pick it up at most local grocers, like Whole Foods


2 -6oz pieces of salmon fillets, skin on 
(I used the Icelandic salmon from Whole Foods- it grills the best!) 
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper

Mango Salsa
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon/teaspoon jalapeño, finely chopped 
(add according to your spice preference) 
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and fresh ground pepper 


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. It's very important to have your grill clean without any past grilling residue. We wipe down the grill with a soft cloth dabbed in olive oil. 

Season the salmon with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. 
Place the fillets on the grill, skinless side down first. Close the grill lid, and cook 2-4 minutes on the first side. Once the fish fillets have been placed on the grill, do not move them until you are going to flip them over, otherwise they may fall apart. Make sure to use tongs, and/or a metal spatula, to carefully turn the fish onto the other side, so it's skin side down on grill. Close the grill lid, cook for another 2-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Salmon is done when it's just barely opaque throughout.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine first five ingredients for the mango salsa and mix well.  Season with salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste.

Plate the salmon and top with mango salsa. Serve immediately. Enjoy!! 


  1. This is such a great salsa recipe!

  2. It's so delicious! Have you made it?

  3. another delicious plate! I may actually have to try this one! Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. What a great idea! Love the mango-salmon combo!
    Just dropping by as well to let you know that I really love your blog so I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    You can read more about it on my blog - www.manilaspoon.com. Congrats!

  5. LOVE the salsa recipe!

  6. Wow this looks so great! I think I might have to try this one. Thanks for sharing :D

  7. Please do an let me know what you think!

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  9. Just stumbled upon your blog. I've been wanting to do something with a mango salsa. This looks great!

    - Leah @ foodforthefresh.blogspot.com

  10. Thank you for stopping by! I will check out your blog too!