Basil Crusted Grilled Salmon with Tomato Salsa

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Yield:

    4 Servings


1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (4-ounce) skin on salmon fillets
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil; transfer to a plate and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, Serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon filets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon filets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through.
  3. Serve with tomato salsa.