Grilled Citrus Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 07, 2023
This citrus salmon recipe is a great choice for summer entertaining. The orange and lemon add a bright burst of fresh citrus flavor. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Grilled Citrus Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • Orange or lemon slices, optional


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Grill salmon over medium heat, skin side down, for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste every 5 minutes with citrus mixture. Garnish with orange or lemon slices if desired.
Citrus Salmon Tips

How else can you cook citrus salmon?

There are so many ways to cook salmon. This citrus salmon recipe is grilled, but it can also be broiled for 15 to 20 minutes, about 6 inches away from the heat. If you prefer baked salmon recipes, this recipe could be baked at 450° for 16 to 22 minutes as well.

What do you serve with citrus salmon?

There are so many great side dishes for salmon. Anything from roasted new potatoes and grilled asparagus to rice pilaf and sauteed sugar snap peas would go great with many salmon recipes.

How long will citrus salmon last?

Store leftover citrus salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked salmon: 530 calories, 40g fat (6g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.