Salmon is a healthy and delicious weeknight dinner option, but achieving that restaurant-quality sear and flavour can be tricky.
This recipe unlocks the secrets to perfectly grilled salmon, using a vibrant citrus and herb marinade that infuses the fish with incredible taste.

Imagine tender, flaky salmon with a beautiful golden brown crust, flecked with fresh herbs.
The aroma is a delightful mix of citrus and savoury herbs, whetting your appetite for the burst of flavour with each bite.

Plated grilled salmon with roasted vegetables.

Citrus Herb Grilled Salmon

Elevate your grilled salmon game with this delicious recipe featuring a flavourful herb and citrus marinade. Learn how to perfect your grilled salmon dish with this easy-to-follow recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Australian, New Zealand
Servings 4 serves
Calories 350 kcal


  • Baking dish or shallow dish
  • Whisk
  • BBQ Grill or Hotplate, with medium-high heat.
  • Tongs


  • 4 salmon fillets 150g each
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Marinate The Salmon:

  • In a baking dish, whisk together the 60 ml olive oil, 3 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp orange juice, 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, 1 Tbsp fresh dill, 1 tsp thyme, ½ tsp garlic powder, Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add the 4 salmon fillets to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for deeper flavour.

Grill The Salmon:

  • Preheat your bbq grill or hotplate to medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, remove salmon from the marinade and discard any excess herbs clinging to the fillets.
  • Place salmon fillets on the preheated grill.
  • Grill for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Optional: During the last minute of cooking, brush the salmon with melted butter or your favourite glaze for an extra layer of flavour.



Recipe Tips
  1. Use high-quality, skin-on salmon fillets for the best flavour and texture.
  2. If your bbq grill flares up, move the salmon to a cooler area of the grill or reduce the heat slightly.
  3. Don't overcook the salmon! It should be opaque throughout but still slightly moist in the center.

Serving suggestions:

  1. Serve over a bed of cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.
  2. Pair with roasted asparagus or green beans for a well-rounded meal.
  3. Pair your grilled salmon with roasted vegetables, light Salads, or grilled lemon wedges.
  4. Serve with a side of Rice, quinoa, or couscous.
  5. Get creative! Top your salmon with a dollop of pesto, crumbled feta cheese, or a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Keyword grilled salmon


Andera Kerlin · 21/04/2024 at 1:29 pm

What a good simple and light marinade that is perfect for salmon steaks,

Ann Parker · 21/04/2024 at 1:33 pm

5 stars
I think the citrus in this compliments the fish perfectly. I cooked mine in a griddle pan.

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