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Grilled King Salmon with Lentil Salad

Premium Copper River King Salmon grilled with salt and pepper and served with a green lentil and grilled vegetable salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 87kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1 pieces large filet Copper River King Salmon whole or cut into individual .
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided

For The Lentil Salad

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 slices zucchini cut into 3 thick
  • 1 avocado halved
  • 1/4 cup green onion diced

For The Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Add the lentils to the stock and 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 25 minutes, Drain and cool.
  • In a blender mix the red wine vinegar, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Slowly add the olive oil until well mixed. Set aside.
  • Preheat the grill to a high heat.
  • Lightly season the salmon with some salt and black pepper and rub each side of it with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  • Place the peppers, sliced zucchini and avocado on large plate.
  • Drizzle the veggies with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon carefully onto the hot grill skin side up and let it sear for about 8 minutes. Using 1 or 2 large spatulas flip the salmon over and repeat.
  • While the salmon is cooking, place the veggies on the grill and cook until they get a good dark char on them.
  • Transfer the veggies to a plate and take the salmon off the grill. Let it rest covered with some foil.
  • Add the cooled lentils to a large bowl.
  • Scrape any loose burned pieces of skin from the peppers and chop into small pieces.
  • Add to the lentils along with the chopped grilled zucchini and green onion.
  • Add half of the dressing and taste. Add more salt, pepper and dressing if desired.
  • Toss well and serve along with the salmon and grilled avocado.


Calories: 87kcal