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Grilled Chili Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa

This chili lime marinade has the perfect amount of spice and sour, topped with my mango salsa and this dish will take you straight to the tropics and have you craving one of those drinks with the umbrellas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, south american
Keyword: chili lime salmon, grilled salmon recipe, mango salsa
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • Between 1-1½ lbs wild caught fresh salmon
  • 1-2 Cedar planks depending on the size of your fillets


  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce*
  • Juice from 2 limes about ½ cup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Mango Salsa

  • 2 mangos cut into small cubes
  • 1 red pepper chopped small
  • 1 orange pepper chopped small
  • Half of a large avocado cubed
  • ¼ small purple onion chopped small
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dry
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare fish by removing any small white pin bones (just gently pull them).
  • Whisk together all marinade ingredients and pour over fish. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut salsa ingredients and combine a bowl.
  • Finish salsa by gently stirring in lime juice and seasoning. Set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Prepare grill to a med-high heat. If using charcoal, be sure to spread coals evenly along the bottom once they’ve burned down.
  • Set the marinated fish skin side down on the cedar plank.
  • Carefully place plank on the grill.
  • Close grill lid and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes. Fish should flake apart when cooked through. (Some white may appear on or around the fish, that is just rendered fat and a good thing!)
  • Serve hot, topped with fresh salsa.


*If you can’t find this or don’t have it, you can use ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon garlic salt, and 1 teaspoon vinegar as a substitute.
If you decide not to use the cedar plank, prepare the grill with some oil and shorten cooking time by about 5 minutes.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2552IU | Vitamin C: 103mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg