Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American, Asian

Meal:

Lunch, Dinner

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Keto, Whole30, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Green, Orange / Yellow

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 30 Minutes  (Under 1 Hour)

ginger salmon with cucumber lime sauce recipe

Saturday Date Night? 

Skip that fancy restaurant this weekend and try this Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce recipe first!

Lime and ginger already make the perfect duo. But, adding some cucumber is really magical! It’s sweet, peppery, tangy, and so refreshing! Pour that over a freshly grilled salmon fillet that is oh so smoky and you’ve got a meal that can tie up with those fancy restaurant meals – perhaps, even better!

ginger salmon with cucumber lime sauce recipe

And the best part is, they’re highly nutritious too! Salmon alone boosts omega-3 and omega-6 that is good for our heart. Not to mention that it’s a good source of protein as well. But, combining it with some garden-fresh produce really makes a nutritional powerhouse! 

Honestly, you’ll be missing out a lot if you don’t try this recipe. 

ginger salmon with cucumber lime sauce recipe

So, spare some 40 minutes this weekend and do your taste buds a favor.

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

The ingredients in this recipe might seem overwhelming. But really, it's quick and super easy to make. So, skip that restaurant dinner and try this recipe at home! Discover the magical combination of cucumber and lime. Drizzle that on fresh off the grill salmon fillet and you'll have a refreshng meal that's simply irresistible!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 197kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ea medium-sized cucumbers peeled, seeded, and chopped

For the salmon:

  • 1/3 cup fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2.5 lbs salmon fillets equivalent to 10 fillets

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill.
  • Meanwhile, put all the sauce ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Cover and process until puréed.
  • In a small bowl, mix ginger, lime juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Rub over the flesh side of salmon fillets.
  • Lightly oil the grill rack and place the salmon fillets with the skin side facing down. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes or until the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and serve with the sauce.

Notes

  • You may serve this with a plate of garden-fresh salad or grilled asparagus and you’ve got a complete, scrumptious, and healthy meal!
  • If you don’t have access to a grill, you may also bake them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 400ºF. Or, you may sear them in a hot pan!

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.