Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon

This Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is filled with all the fresh flavors of summer for a super quick recipe that’s ready in no time!

This Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is topped with a lemon and basil infused butter and a grilled corn and tomato salad that's so fresh and delicious!pinterestI’ve teamed up with Land O’Lakes once again to bring you the freshest, easiest and tastiest summer recipe!

Hold on to your hats folks, cause this Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is going to blow you away!

Start by brushing your salmon with vegetable oil to prevent any sticking to the grill.

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Have you fired up your grill this season yet? If not, please let this easy grilled salmon be your first!

I went to the grocery store and picked up a nice filet of salmon with the skin on and cut it into beautiful 4oz serving sizes. Since we are grilling this delicate fish, I went ahead and left the skin on. Salmon will get really flakey when it’s cooked and the skin helps it all stay together when you remove it from the grill.

Tips for Grilling Salmon:

  • Leave the skin on! The skin helps to keep the tender fish together when it’s grilled.
  • Brush your salmon and grill grates generously with vegetable oil to prevent any of the fish sticking to the grill. Some fish will inevitably stick, but the better it’s oiled up, the better your chances are of it not having an epic fail.
  • SKIN SIDE UP FIRST! When you first put your salmon on the grill make sure you place it skin side UP. Give the fleshy salmon a good sear over a higher heat, then flip after a couple minutes and finish cooking with the skin side down.
  • You’ll know your salmon is done cooking when it easily flakes.

These are the BEST TIPS for Grilling Salmon! Perfect every time!

Once the salmon is finished grilling you’ll quickly slather each piece in a generous portion of the lemon basil topping.

I used the Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt to mix up my butter topping. Since it is already spreadable and still so creamy, you’ll be able to make it in a flash!

Whip up a lemon basil infused butter topping to spread over your perfectly grilled salmon!

To really make this a complete summer meal, I also threw some corn on the grill and made a deliciously easy grilled corn and tomato salad to go on top. I added a little more fresh basil to the salad and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Seriously folks – all the flavors of summer in a pure and simple dish!

This perfectly grilled Salmon with Lemon Basil butter and grilled corn and tomato salad is a complete meal that my whole family LOVES!

Not only is it a super pretty presentation, but it tastes spectacular.

My kids and I devoured every last bite!

This Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is topped with a lemon and basil infused butter and a grilled corn and tomato salad that's so fresh and delicious!

Put this Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon on your menu. You won’t regret it.

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Serves 4

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Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon

This fresh and flavorful Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is complete with a grilled corn and tomato salad on top!

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped and divided
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 (4oz) Salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and brush grates clean with wire brush and brush grates with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a small bowl combine the Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt with 1 tbsp fresh basil, lemon zest, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until combined and set aside.
  3. Brush the salmon filets with the vegetable and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place salmon, SKIN SIDE UP, on the hot grill for about 2 minutes, until salmon easily moves away from grill grates. Flip salmon and reduce heat to a medium-low and continue cooking about 3 to 5 minutes, until salmon is cooked and easily flakes.
  4. Top each hot piece of salmon filet with the lemon basil topping so it melts into the salmon.
  5. Meanwhile grill the corn alongside the salmon until the kernels are slightly charred. Carefully cut off the corn kernels and add to a medium bowl. Add in the tomatoes, remaining 1 tbsp of fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the corn salad over the top of the hot salmon and enjoy!
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This Lemon Basil Grilled Salmon is topped with a lemon and basil infused butter and a grilled corn and tomato salad that's so fresh and delicious!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
4 Responses
  1. Cathy
    I grilled my salmon on the bbq. I couldn't find Land o' Lakes butter so I used regular butter, adding chives and basil from my garden. It was delicious! I'll definitely make this again.

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