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BBQ lemon and dill salmon

Caroline Lawrance, dietetic intern, photo credit zstockphotos/

BBQ lemon and dill salmon

Who says barbequing has to be limited to burgers, hotdogs, and steak? Here’s a delicious recipe for salmon made entirely on the BBQ while you sit back and enjoy the fabulous weather. Simple, easy to prepare, and oh-so-yummy!


  • 4, 3 oz salmon filets, deboned
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


1. Heat the BBQ to medium-high heat
2. Place each fresh or frozen salmon filet on a piece of aluminum foil
3. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of olive oil
4. Add a small squirt of Dijon mustard (1/4 Tbsp), pepper to taste, 1/4 of the fresh dill, and a few slice of lemon
5. Wrap with the aluminum foil, making sure to seal the edges well
6. Add the salmon over direct heat. I prefer my salmon cooked well-done, and this takes only about 5-6 minutes but it would only take around 4-5 minutes for medium. Feel free to open up the aluminum foil to check on the doneness!

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 282 KCal
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 20 g
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Phosphorus: 218 mg
  • Potassium: 300 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 4

Serving size: 117.5g

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

3 protein
0 Carbohydrate count

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

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