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Top view of two Honey Lime Salmon fillets in a skillet with sliced zucchini and limes

Honey Lime Salmon (Grilled or Oven Roasted)

Salmon seasoned with honey and lime is so light and refreshing. Pair with rice and steamed veggies for the best healthy dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy fish dinner, healthy salmon recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal
Author Kelly


  • sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • zest from half a lime
  • Oil for grilling
  • Lime slices and chopped cilantro or parsley, for serving


  1. Season salmon generously with salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, and minced garlic. Reserve 1-2 tablespoons of the sauce to brush on the salmon once finished cooking.
  2. Marinate the salmon in the rest of the sauce for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Once the salmon is ready, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

To make salmon directly on the grill (with grill marks):

  1. Brush grill grates with oil. Place salmon fillets on the grill diagonally to the grill grates. Grill with the lid closed for 2-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) or until grill marks appear. Use tongs and a wide spatula, carefully turn the fish onto the other side, so that the skin side is now on the grill grates.
  2. Close the grill lid. Cook for another 2-5 minutes, again depending on the thickness of the fillets. Salmon should be just barely opaque throughout when done.

To make salmon in foil packs (and no grill marks):

  1. Place each piece of salmon on a piece of large parchment paper on top of a larger piece of heavy duty foil. Add lime slices and drizzle with a spoonful of marinade. Wrap up salmon tightly in the parchment/foil packets.
  2. Place the foil packets on the hot grill and cook for 10-13 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from grill.
  3. To make salmon in the oven: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and place marinated salmon on top. Roast for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon or until fish is just cooked through. Turn oven to broil and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until salmon is lightly charred.

To serve:

  1. Brush the tops of the salmon with reserved sauce and serve immediately with lime slices and chopped herbs, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Lime Salmon (Grilled or Oven Roasted)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.