Featured Recipe: Simple Grilled Salmon

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Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 12 minutes (cooking time may be increased or decreased depending on the fillet's thickness)


  • ¼ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) salmon fillet
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of lemon pepper
  • Wedge of lemon


Preheat grill to medium heat. Rub olive oil over salmon, coating evenly. Sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. Grill salmon over medium heat about 6 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily when pierced with a fork (for ease in turning salmon, a grill basket coated with cooking spray or a wide metal spatula can be used). Remove any skin. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 fillet

Per Serving:
  Calories: 141
  Carbohydrate: 1 g
  Protein: 23 g
  Fat: 5 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Sodium: 240 mg
  Fiber: <1 g
  Exchanges per serving: 3 lean meat
  Carbohydrate choices: 0

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

Reprinted with permission from Diabetes Self-Management. © 2008 R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Inc. Visit us at DiabetesSelfManagement.com.