Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon

Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon – EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and a FOOLPROOF way to make grilled salmon!! Tender, juicy, and bursting with Mexican-inspired flavors that everyone LOVES!!

If you’re looking for a fast, foolproof, and flavorful way to cook salmon, save this grilled salmon foil pack recipe.

It’s so easy and the salmon is tender, moist, and perfectly cooked in just 10 minutes on the grill.

I used my outdoor grill so I don’t have to heat up my house during these warm summer days, but you can bake the foil packets if you don’t have a grill.

How To Make Foil Packs

To make the foil packs, simply add a salmon fillet to a sheet of foil, nestle lime slices under it, sprinkle lime zest over it, add cilantro, a dash of olive oil, salt, pepper, and any veggies around the perimeter that you’d like, seal up the foil, throw it on the grill, and you are all set.

I have plenty of recipes for lemon salmon but have never used lime until now. It’s tangy, zippy, and lime + cilantro is such a classic flavor combination. The recipe is naturally gluten-free, too.

What Kind Of Vegetables Can I Use

I used red peppers because I had them on hand and the red is such a pretty contrast to the green cilantro and flecks of lime zest. And the peppers play on the Mexican-inspired flavors of the recipe.

Or try zucchini, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, or your favorite vegetables.

Cleanup is as easy as throwing away a sheet of foil. No dinner dishes means more time for relaxing. Perfect for lazy summer days.

Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon

Foil Pack Lime Cilantro Salmon – EASY, ready in 10 minutes, and a FOOLPROOF way to make grilled salmon!! Tender, juicy, and bursting with Mexican-inspired flavors that everyone LOVES!!

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  • one 6 to 8-ounce center cut salmon fillet
  • 1 medium lime, sliced thin for nestling under salmon
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers (may be substituted with other peppers, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium lime, zested and juiced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely minced; plus more for garnishing if desired


  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place 1 large sheet of foil on the counter, add the salmon to the center, nestle the lime slices from 1 lime under the salmon, arrange the peppers around the perimeter, evenly drizzle everything with olive oil, evenly sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon lime zest and the juice from the second lime.
  3. Evenly sprinkle with salt, pepper, cilantro, seal up the foil pack very tightly, place it on the grill and grill for about 8 to 10 minutes. Exact grilling time will vary based on the type of grill, the size, the heat level, how thick the salmon is, etc. If you’re baking this in the oven, I would start checking at 15 minutes and go from there. Optionally garnish with additional cilantro and serve immediately. Recipe is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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