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Grilled Salmon
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5 from 2 votes

Quick and Simple Grilled Salmon with Rub

A simple, fast, and nutritious entree the entire family will love. Grilling the salmon really takes it to a whole new level.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salmon recipe, Grilled Salmon, how long to grill salmon, how to grill salmon, salmon rub recipe, simple salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 631kcal
Author: Jannah Haas


  • Grill (electric, gas, or charcoal)
  • Flat Top Griddle
  • Spatula
  • Meat Thermometer


  • 1 Filet Salmon The fresher the better!
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp basil


  • Mix up the rub first by combining black pepper, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, parsley, lemon zest, and basil.
  • Cut salmon filet into 4 equal portions.
  • Pour equal portions of the oil over each cut salmon piece. Using clean hands; rub oil into each piece of salmon. (Do not skip this step; otherwise your salmon will stick to the griddle)
  • Sprinkle equal portions of the rub over each salmon piece; rub into salmon with clean hands or the back of a spoon.
  • Place griddle on top of grill. Heat grill (gas or electric) or charcoal to medium heat.
  • Place salmon on griddle. Keep the lid closed.
  • Grill about 5 min. per side; perhaps longer if your filet is thicker. Salmon is cooked when it easily flakes. To be sure; use a meat thermometer; cooking to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer to serving platter and enjoy! Pairs well with grilled asparagus and rice or veggie skewers!


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 81.3g | Fat: 31.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 2019mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.7g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg