Grilled Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish Recipe

This recipe perfectly pairs tomato basil relish with protein rich grilled salmon.

From "Fresh Fish"
November 2016

  • Grilled Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish
    Grilled salmon is a great source of protein and is chock full of omega-3 fatty acids.
    Photo by Keller + Keller Photography
  • Fresh Fish
    "Fresh Fish" by Jennifer Trainer Thompson aims to bring coastal flavors into kitchens around the world, no matter how far inland they may be.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Grilled Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish
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Total Hands-On Time: 30 min

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Yield: 4 servings

Fresh Fish (Storey Publishing, 2016) by Jennifer Trainer Thompson gives everyone the chance to enjoy the savory flavors of fresh coastal fish, regardless of where they live. Thompson gives the reader 175 recipes for fish dishes as well as complimentary sides. These recipes utilize seasonal ingredients and simple techniques to bring out the natural flavors of fresh seafood.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Fresh Fish.

Salmon is a full-flavored oily fish loaded with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. You could substitute mackerel, bluefish, herring, or striped bass in this recipe. Or choose wild Alaskan salmon.



• 2 pounds Atlantic salmon, preferably with skin still on one side
• 2 teaspoons sesame oil
• 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Lemon wedge


• 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
• 1 tablespoon minced basil
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Prepare a medium-high fire in a gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of the fish with the sesame oil, and then sprinkle the flesh side with the rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze the lemon over the fish and grill until it flakes with a fork, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

2. While the fish is cooking, assemble the relish: Combine the tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, and cumin in a small bowl. Stir and season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serve the fish hot off the grill with the tomato relish on the side.

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Excerpted from Fresh Fish (c) Jennifer Trainer Thompson. Photographs by (c) Keller + Keller Photography. Used with permission of Storey Publishing. Buy this book from our store: Fresh Fish.