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Flaky Tomato Basil Salmon

flaky tomato basil salmon
  • (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • (1 tsp.) kosher salt, divided
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (1 1/2 lb.) whole wild salmon fillet, bones removed
  • (1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup) fresh basil, thinly sliced and divided
  • (2 medium) tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground pepper

Flaky Tomato Basil Salmon

A whole salmon fillet topped with garlic paste, fresh basil and thin tomato slices and grilled until flaky.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 12 minutes


  1. 1Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.
  2. 2Using a chefs knife, mash garlic together with 3/4 tsp. salt until it forms a paste. Set aside in a small bowl, add oil and stir.
  3. 3Place salmon fillet skin side down on a piece of heavy duty foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread with garlic paste, top with 1/3 cup basil tomato slices and 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

  4. 4Grill salmon on foil for 10-12 minutes, or until flaky. Serve with rest of basil.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of fillet

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 248
  • Total Fat 10 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Protein 35 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 367 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Fish

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Fish

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.