Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn Recipe

Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn Recipe

How To Make Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn

This grilled salmon recipe makes use of a rich and dark spice rub with brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and cocoa powder for a sweet-smoky dish.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Salmon:

  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • tspbrown sugar
  • ½tspchipotle chili powder
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • ½tspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1lime,juiced
  • 4ozsalmon fillets,(Alaskan wild pink or chum)
  • olive oil spray
  • lime wedges,for serving

For Black Beans and Corn:

  • 15½ozblack beans,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • 2cupsfrozen corn kernels,or fresh corn
  • ¼cupred onion,minced
  • 3tbspcilantro,finely minced
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2tbsplime juice,freshly squeezed
  • kosher salt,to taste


  1. Combine all the spices in a small bowl.

  2. Squeeze lime juice over salmon then rub in the spices to completely coat; set aside to rest about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.

  4. Add onions and sauté 2 minutes; add beans, corn and salt and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, until heated through,.

  5. Remove from heat and toss in cilantro and lime juice.

  6. Heat a clean outdoor grill (make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled) or if cooking indoors, a lightly oiled grill pan over high heat.

  7. When hot, grill the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side or until the fish is opaque throughout.

  8. Serve with black beans, corn and lime wedges.


  • Calories: 598.08kcal
  • Fat: 12.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 92.94g
  • Fiber: 20.26g
  • Sugar: 6.87g
  • Protein: 32.64g
  • Cholesterol: 15.59mg
  • Sodium: 606.04mg
  • Calcium: 160.68mg
  • Potassium: 2011.65mg
  • Iron: 6.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 31.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.70mg
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