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Grilled salmon with a chili-lime rub and a side of grilled vegetables

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Experience the tantalizing flavors of grilled salmon like never before with our mouthwatering recipe for Grilled Salmon with a Chili-Lime Rub. Delight your taste buds with the perfect balance of zesty lime, smoky chili, and succulent salmon. Paired with a colorful side of grilled vegetables, this low-carb, high-protein dish is not only suitable for diabetics but also a tempting choice for anyone on the SOZA weight loss program. Get ready to savor a healthy and delicious culinary adventure!

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve the grilled salmon and vegetables with a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

Pair this dish with a refreshing green salad or steamed cauliflower rice to complete the meal.

Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley for added freshness and vibrancy.



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For the Chili-Lime Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Zest of 1 lime

For the Grilled Salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Grilled Vegetables:

  • 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chili-lime rub: chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and lime zest. Mix well.

  3. Rub the chili-lime mixture evenly over both sides of the salmon fillets. Let them marinate for about 10-15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, toss the sliced zucchini, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  5. Place the marinated salmon fillets on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and slightly charred. Remove from the grill and drizzle with fresh lime juice.

  6. At the same time, grill the vegetables for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are tender and nicely grilled.

  7. Serve the grilled salmon alongside the grilled vegetables and enjoy!


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