Salmon with Sweet-and-Spicy Salsa- No Diets Allowed

Salmon with Sweet-and-Spicy Salsa


  • 4 salmon fillets with skin about 5 ounces each, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp plain rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

For Salsa:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion I prefer a sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tsp plain rice vinegar divided
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 Tbs fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded and finely chopped


  1. In small bowl, combine honey, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic. Place salmon in shallow baking dish and pour mixture over. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In a small pan, saute onions, bell pepper, and 1 tsp vinegar for about 3 to 4 minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Transfer onion mixture to a medium-sized bowl and combine with remaining 1 tsp vinegar, pineapple, cilantro, and jalapeno. Mix well and refrigerate.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat. Lightly spray grill with olive oil cooking spray to prevent the fillet from sticking.
  5. Grill each fillet for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish easily flakes and light pink on the inside. Serve with salsa on top!

Recipe Notes

If you prefer to bake your salmon, preheat oven to 350 F and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe idea adapted from AHA Healthy Family Meals.