Grilled Salmon With Cucumber Salad

Grilled Salmon With Cucumber Salad


"Cucumber salad perfectly accompanies a piece of grilled salmon. Salting and draining the cucumbers first intensifies their flavor and makes the salad less watery. Once the cucumbers have released some of their moisture, pat them dry on paper towels and dress them with sour cream, vinegar and dill. If you're not a dill fan, feel free to substitute basil or parsley, fresh or dried."


servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 680 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cucumbers in a colander and toss with salt; let stand until several tablespoons of liquid has drained, 30 to 45 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels and transfer to a medium bowl. Add onion, sour cream, vinegar, dill and a few grinds of pepper. Toss to coat. (Can be refrigerated several hours ahead.)
  2. Meanwhile, heat gas grill, with all burners on high, until fully preheated, 10 to 15 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean grill rack, then brush lightly with oil. Close lid and let return to temperature. Brush salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper; grill until just opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Set each warm or room-temperature salmon fillet on a plate; spoon cucumber salad over part of and alongside the fish.


  • Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
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  1. 22 Ratings


Delicious, yummy and easy! I didn't have 30 min. to let the cucumbers sit and drain, but they were fine after maybe 10 or 15.

this is good and easy. I added some plain yogurt in place of some sour cream, and kosher salt is much better to use on the cucumbers--you want to get rid of liquid, not make them salty.

I only made the cucumber salad and it was pretty good. I added celery seed instead of dill, because it was what I had at the time. I also only added 4 tablespoons of sour cream, left the seeds...

We made this for dinner last night. We are watching our calories but not wanting to miss out on flavor. We made it exactly as written, it was full of flavor. The salad is light and refreshing. W...

Very flavorful. Loved the salad. I did add balsamic vinager to the salad which gave it a richer flavor.

Well I only made the cucumber salad to this recipe. I also made the salmon but I put it in the oven. I brushed olive oil on the filets, added a little bit of dill and rosemary and pepper and sal...

The Cucumber Salad was a perfect compliment. I will definately make this again.

This was ok. The cucumber salad lacked alot of flavor, but the salmon was good.

Absolutely delicious! I was worried that the salmon itself wasn't "dressed up" enough, but the cucumbers were the perfect compliment and there was just enough sauce to add flavor but not take o...