Citrus Grilled Salmon Recipe


This grilled salmon recipe is perfect for your summer grilling nights. The citrus marinade gives it lots of flavor and keeps the fish from being dry once cooked.

No matter if you are a newbie to grilling or a grill master, you can't go wrong with this recipe. The combinations of flavors in the marinade give this meal a wonderful taste that even fish skeptics will give it a try.

So warm up the grill and let's get cookin.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Citrus Grilled Salmon Recipe

You will want to prepare the marinade ahead of time as the salmon needs to be refrigerated in the marinade for 1 - 2 hours. Be sure to take the salmon out of the fridge about 15 - 20 minutes before grilling so that it can come up to room temperature.

Recipe Type:

Fish, Seafood, Main Dish

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Salmon Fillets, 6 ounce 1 inch thick
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Black Cracked Pepper
  • Marinade

  • 3/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Marmalade
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Black Cracked Pepper


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients into medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil on medium heat stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes or until is syrupy.
  4. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place salmon fillets in a shallow container.
  6. Pour marinade over fillets lifting the salmon to ensure marinade is also on the bottom.
  7. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Take salmon out of fridge about 15 - 20 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature.
  9. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  10. Brush both sides of fillets with olive oil.
  11. Season with salt and pepper
  12. Grill salmon for approximately 4 minutes each side.
  13. Brush fillets with marinade the last couple of minutes of cooking.
  14. Remove from grill and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Citrus Grilled Salmon Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1 fillet
Calories 483
Total Fat 24g
      Sat Fat 4g
Cholesterol 158mg
Sodium 441mg
Total Carbohydrates 17g
      Fiber 0g
      Sugar 14g
Protein 48g

MyWW Points

Green: 13 pts
Blue: 6 pts
Purple: 6 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

12 pts
12 pts

For the MyWW Blue and Purple points, the salmon was not included in the nutrition information when doing the calculation of SmartPoints.


Do not over marinate salmon as it will begin to break down the fish and make it mushy. Do not marinate more than 24 hours.

Check out these tips on how to grill salmon.

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