Cuban Style Grilled Salmon Recipe

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A delicious salmon recipe marinated and grilled to perfection, Cuban-style. Give your next salmon a Cuban-style treatment. Cover it briefly in a citrusy, spiced up marinade, then grill it and serve it with mixed greens studded with hearts of palm and tomato. It is also good with a side of black beans and rice. It’s fast and easy and a great 30 minute meal for any weeknight.

Cuban Style Grilled Salmon Recipe

Cuban Style Salmon Recipe

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Such an easy and delicious recipe but most importantly, very affordable and healthy! The greens compliment the Salmon so well!

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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 people
Calories 480 kcal


  • ¼ cup olive oil extra-virgin
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 large shallots
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 4 fillets salmon swordfish, or tuna
  • 14 ounce 1 can hearts of palm cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 2 cups salad greens


  • Preheat a grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, the garlic, shallots, cumin, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt, and half of the cilantro. Add the salmon and turn to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, toss the hearts of palm and tomatoes in a bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the juice of the remaining lemon, and the rest of the cilantro. Season with salt.
  • Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Grill the salmon, round side down, until marked on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue grilling until marked on the other side and cooked through 2 to 3 more minutes. Divide the salmon among plates. Serve with the greens and hearts of palm salad; drizzle the juices from the salad over the greens.


Calories: 480kcal
Keyword Fish, Salmon
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