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Four lemon pepper grilled salmon fillets lined up on a platter with fresh lemon wedges

Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon is made with ultra-flaky salmon, pops of black pepper, and tangy notes of citrus! It’s charred to perfection on the grill for the ultimate quick dinner or filling lunch.


  • 4 (4-6 oz.) salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 8 lemon wedges


  1. Preheat grill to high heat, approximately 400-450°F.
  2. Remove portioned salmon fillets from the refrigerator and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Lightly brush both sides of salmon with olive oil. Season flesh side liberally with lemon pepper seasoning.
  4. Place salmon fillets directly on clean grill grates skin side down. Close grill and let cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Gently flip salmon to grill flesh side down, grill for 1 to 2 minutes. (if salmon does not flip easily wait 1-2 minutes before flipping)
  6. Remove from grill when internal temperature reaches 130°F. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon.


  • To Store: Store cooled salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheating is not necessary – it’ll never be the same as it was when it was first cooked.
  • To Reheat: If you’d like to reheat anyway, wrap each fillet in aluminum foil along with a splash of oil. Grill salmon on low (around 275°F) over indirect heat for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Alternatively, microwave each portion for 30 seconds at a time, adding a splash of oil prior to reheating.
  • To Freeze: Seal cooled fish in a heavy-duty freezer bag with all air removed, then store in the freezer for 4-6 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating/enjoying.


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 431 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 48 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g