Grilled Salmon with Asian Mint Dressing

Every Tuesday, I pick up my CSA farm share at Tangerini’s Farm in Millis, Massachusetts.

I call Tangerini’s ‘my happy place’ and truly… it really is!

Rows of vegetables growing in the sunlight, kids enjoying soft serve ice cream, chickens clucking and little farm kittens running a muck!

And the sunflowers are amazing!sunflower

Every Tuesday, the Foley fish truck is waiting for me in the parking lot of Tangerini’s.  It’s not really waiting  just for me, but it feels like it. :)  I have purchased Foley’s salmon, shrimp, sea scallops and fresh crabmeat and every morsel has been delicious.

Last night’s choice: Salmon.  Both of my boys and Russ really like fish (I have been somewhat of a late bloomer when it comes to enjoying all types of food from the sea) … But, I am really loving the salmon this summer.

Salmon is a natural source of omega-3 fats, a healthy form of fats linked with reducing inflammation and heart disease risk.

So… I fired up the grill and marinated the fresh as fresh can get salmon.  I whipped up a nice Asian inspired marinade and added some fresh mint from my garden.  I think basil would make a nice alternative fresh herb that could be substituted for the mint, if you desire.

Mint is easy to grow but takes over the garden. You can plant it in a planter and avoid the garden takeover!mint

The marinade was quick to prepare and so delicious! I like to add a mix of white and black sesame seeds to this marinade.


The final product…so good!salmon grilling

Grilled Salmon with Asian Mint Dressing


  • 3-4 fresh salmon filets
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint, basil or thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger or ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (I use gluten free San J brand tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. In glass casserole dish, add marinade ingredients, stir to blend.
  2. Place salmon filets into dish flesh side down.
  3. Refrigerate and marinate for 15 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  4. Heat up grill and cook flesh side down at first for 5 minutes then flip and cook until flakey and cooked through.
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About katescarlata

Registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Digestive health expert. Runner, Writer, Mom of 3, Dog lover especially my chocolate lab, LUCY!

8 thoughts on “Grilled Salmon with Asian Mint Dressing

  1. I just had to let you know that I made this last night and it was fantastic! I loved the mint with the salmon. Great idea.

    1. Well…we are having some US spelt bread tested so…hopefully more to come on that– In Australia, the 100% spelt bread was found to be low enough in FODMAPs to be included in the low FODMAP diet. Whole foods has a brand with little ingredients by French Meadows that may be worth a try…. Not sure about spelt flakes–have not seen any info on them.

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