Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon Basil Mayo

Growing up I was never a huge fan of fish (at least the kind that was not a shellfish), but I happen to be marrying a wonderful man who is a huge fan of fish… so I am adapting!

 Grill with Salmon and Asparagus

This Grilled Salmon could not be any easier. You do need to make sure your grill is screaming hot and generously greased so nothing sticks. If you have a favorite grilling basket/cake/thing for fish, feel free to use it! Another grilling suggestion from my other half is to use tongs instead of (or in addition to) just a spatula, it makes grilling so much easier no matter what you are grilling.

grilled salmon with asparagus

Everything about this dish is easy and delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight. It is also adaptable to serve a crowd and is impressive enough to serve when you have company.


This fish turned a no-fish-female into a fish-fan…

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Basil Mayo


Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon Basil Mayo
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Serves: 2
  • 2 salmon filets (without skin, if possible)
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium bunch basil
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt & Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  1. Trim the bottoms off the asparagus. Place asparagus square dish and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and rub until evenly coated. Place Asparagus onto a hot grill, being careful so nothing falls through.
  2. Coat the salmon with oil and gently rub with salt and pepper. Place the salmon [flesh side] down onto the hot grill. Turn salmon over carefully after about 5-6 minutes and cook the rest of the way [on the skin side]. Cook the Salmon about 4 more minutes.
  3. Remove the asparagus when it has nice charred grill marks and is tender all the way through.
  4. For the mayo: combine the mayo, chopped basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix. Serve the salmon and asparagus topped with the mayo.

 Recipe adapted from Healthy Living Market 

Grilling Salmon & Asparagus with Mayo

asparagus on grill



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Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon Basil Mayo — 2 Comments

  1. Salmon fillets seasoned with a garlic, Dijon herb sauce and served with a squeeze of fresh lemon… delicious!! Happy Wednesday! I’m busy as a bee, working on my cookbook so I wanted to share a recipe from the archives. Salmon is one of my favorite fish dishes to make, and this is a fabulous way to prepare it! Salmon is a fatty fish, rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin A. When buying salmon, I prefer to go to my local fish store rather than the supermarket and try to look for wild Alaskan salmon, a sustainable fish that lives in pristine waters and consumes a diverse, healthy diet. It’s available frozen year round.

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