Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce Recipe
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Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce Recipe

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Lime and ginger are one of my favorite flavor combos, especially with grilled salmon. So good. Even with the cucumber sauce, this recipe is easy, too. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 10 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 327 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place the first 13 ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until pureed.
  2. In a small bowl, mix ginger, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper. Rub over flesh side of salmon fillets.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Place salmon on grill rack, skin side down. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 10-12 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with sauce. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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Jenisl User ID: 6929561 252735
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"This dish is amazing. I will definitely make it again and again. I liked the extra sauce on chicken the next day! Extra bonus!"

Selene K User ID: 2103818 231649
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"The Salmon and the sauce are excellent with the sauce having a really fresh taste. I made 1/2 batch and had tons of sauce leftover. When I make it again (and I definitely will), I will cute the sauce down. Thanks for this wonderful, tasty recipe."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 230222
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Scrumptious. I only made 1/2 recipe."

Melissa_in_NJ User ID: 3330930 227118
Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"I made this last night and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The tastes were fantastic. don't skimp on the ginger-- use fresh. I added grated lime peel to the rub that goes on the rub. The sauce makes a huge batch. Reduce the cukes by a bit. Love love loved this. Will definitely be making again soon!"

anselr User ID: 2011539 226382
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"Really delicious. Will definitely make again."

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