Basil Crusted Grilled Salmon with Tomato Salsa

You've never had salmon like this before. With a flavorful basil-and-olive-oil crust and grilled to perfection, it is complemented by a fresh, homemade salsa.

Servings: 4


  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (4-ounce) skin on salmon fillets
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil; transfer to a plate and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, Serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon filets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon filets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through.
  3. Serve with tomato salsa.
  • Yield: 4 Servings