A delicious and fresh grilled salmon recipe that provides the perfect amount of sweet and savory flavor. Cooked on the grill in foil, this salmon recipe is perfect for easy cleanup. This post is sponsored by iHerb. All views expressed are that of our own.
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iHerb grocery haul
For this grilled salmon recipe, I needed a few items in my pantry. I go through so much honey, mustard, and olive oil so I picked up some of those staples. Let’s explore my recipe ingredients & mini grocery haul.
Grilled honey mustard salmon ingredients
For 6 days of meal prep, you will need 3 lbs of wild-caught salmon, 1 lb of green beans trimmed, 1 1/2 cups of dry quinoa prepared, fresh garlic. These ingredients include the following which you can find at iHerb.
I decided to mix things up and serve my salmon with quinoa. This is the only brand I have used that isn’t bitter or super earthy tasting after being soaked. I recommend it for any of you who are looking to try a new brand. One dry cup makes 4 portions.
FunFresh Foods, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
If you have never tried this salt, you are missing out! It really enhances the natural flavor not only in my salmon, but also with any recipe. We use it in recipes, and even as a natural gargle and bath addition.
Gaea, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I love the freshness and flavor from this brand. It worked nicely to oil my fish for the grill.
Simply Organic, Paprika
I love paprika and needed a new jar since we use it a lot in recipes. This brand makes affordable, organic spices.
Sir Kensington’s, Dijon Mustard
I fell in love with this brand 6 years ago when I reviewed their line. Their mustard and ketchup line is so good! I knew this product would flavor my fish perfectly!
We use so much honey around here–about a bottle per week to be exact! When we don’t buy locally the Wholesome, Organic Honey, 16 oz is my go-to for flavor and price!
Mini grocery haul
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Now Foods, Organic Better Stevia, Zero-Calorie Sweetener
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Simply Organic, Madagascar Vanilla
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Salmon grilling tips
Now that you know how awesome iHerb is for organic and wholesome pantry staples and ingredients, it is recipe time! Since there is an art to grilling salmon that has a sugary component, I wanted share some key tips.
- Since this recipe features honey which typically burns quick when grilled, I do not recommend flipping this fish, filet side down.
- I cooked my salmon on nonstick, heavy-duty aluminum foil for ease of cooking and technique.
- The salmon was coated in oil to produce a nice skin, and to keep the fish moist.
- ONLY add the honey topping to the very top of the filet with a pastry brush before grilling or it will burn the skin and edges.
- If you bake this recipe, bake it on a foil-lined baking sheet with oil bottoms. Spoon the sauce onto the top and bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- I heated my grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and placed the salmon in foil uncovered. You want to make a rectangle foil pan where the edges are bent upwards. Do not cover the fish or you will have a lot of excess liquid.
- This salmon only took 15 minutes to be fully cooked on a foil.
- For the quinoa and steamed green beans, once-cooled, portion them into the meal prep containers before adding one portion of fish.
Salmon meal prep
As mentioned, this recipe was a perfect meal prep recipe. We were able to get 6 meals out of 3 lbs of fish and 1 1/2 cups of dry quinoa prepared. We also steamed 1 lb of trimmed green beans to serve with the meal.
The fish reheated beautifully in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. This meal is good for 5 days when stored properly in the fridge. I ate it for lunch for 5 days and for dinner one day.
Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon
- 3 lbs. wild-caught salmon
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa dry, unprepared
- 1 lb. green beans fresh, trimmed
Honey Mustard Salmon Sauce
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3 tbsps. Dijon mustard
- 3 garlic cloves pressed
- 1/4 tsp. pink sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp. green onion diced
- Prepare dry quinoa according to the package and set aside once done.
- Steam green beans for 8 minutes or until slightly tender and bright green.
- Heat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse salmon, and portion it out into 6 equal pieces. You will need a sharpened butcher knife to cut through the thick skin.
- Oil fish on all surfaces until coated.
- In a small bowl, whisk the honey, mustard, spices, garlic, and green onion.
- Brush honey mustard sauce onto filets trying your best to only coat the top.
- Gather foil and create a pan by crimping up the edges to make a cover-less large rectangle. Your fish will cook on this foil pan. Do not cover it unless you want natural juices. If you do enjoy natural juices, you can create a pouch.
- Grill fish for 12-15 minutes uncovered. The salmon will start to flake and become pale pink when done.
- If you are not eating this meal right away, allow salmon to cool before portioning it out into meal prep containers.