Grilled Salmon with Orzo Salad Recipe

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Hilla Pulkkinen Modified: March 25, 2022
Grilled Salmon with Orzo Salad Recipe

How To Make Grilled Salmon with Orzo Salad

Cook a tasty seafood dish with this grilled salmon seasoned with dill and lemon zest, and comes with bright and refreshing cucumber, tomato, and orzo salad.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cucumber
  • 4plum tomatoes
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½lborzo,(about 1 cup)
  • 1cupolive oil,plus 1 tbsp
  • 2tbsplemon juice,plus 1 tsp
  • 1cupfresh dill,plus 1 tbsp, chopped
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • lbssalmon fillet
  • ½lemon zest,grated

Instructions

  1. In a strainer set over a medium bowl, toss the cucumber, tomatoes, and ½ teaspoon of the salt and let drain for 15 minutes

  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo for about 12 minutes until just done. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.

  3. Toss the orzo with the ⅓ cup of oil, the lemon juice, the ⅓ cup of dill, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper.

  4. Light the grill. Coat the salmon with the 1 tablespoon of oil, the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  5. Grill the salmon, skin-side up, for 4 minutes. Turn and sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon dill and the lemon zest. Cook the fish for about 3 minutes longer until golden brown and just barely done, with the fish should still be translucent in the center.

  6. Serve the fish on the salad, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1070.55kcal
  • Fat: 77.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.87g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 45.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.23g
  • Fiber: 3.49g
  • Sugar: 4.66g
  • Protein: 43.42g
  • Cholesterol: 93.55mg
  • Sodium: 692.60mg
  • Calcium: 59.18mg
  • Potassium: 1045.96mg
  • Iron: 2.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.01mg
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