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Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

Lime with ginger is a favorite flavor combo for me, 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


  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 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 medium 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)


  • Place the first 13 ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until pureed.
  • In a small bowl, mix ginger, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper. Rub over flesh side of salmon fillets.
  • Lightly oil the grill rack. Place salmon on 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • NH-rescue
    Dec 14, 2018

    This looks like a fancy restaurant meal! I have to admit that I probably would never have tried cucumber and lime together if not for this recipe, but it works. I used rice wine - I haven't tried it with white wine vinegar. Make sure you use medium cukes, not large ones. Works well in the oven as well as on the grill. Will definitely make again.

  • Jenisl
    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
    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
    Jul 26, 2015

    Scrumptious. I only made 1/2 recipe.

  • JCV4
    Jun 6, 2015

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  • Melissa_in_NJ
    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
    May 16, 2015

    Really delicious. Will definitely make again.