Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Asparagus may have plenty of health and nutritional benefits but when you paired it up with salmon that is particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, you have a Super Uber Nutritious dinner in 12 minutes. Salmon, rich in Omega 3s have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. And the balsamic glaze has just enough sweetness to cause your taste buds to increase the secretion of enzymes. That will ensure better digestion. Is your mouth watering yet?

Grilled Balsamic Glazed Salmon—the ultimate quick and healthy anytime meal. This meal requires only 4 ingredients.  The key to this salmon recipe—use good ingredients and let them speak for themselves.

A serving of salmon — 3 to 4 ounces — is about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D.

This 4-ingredient salmon dinner will change the weeknight dinner game for you. Brushed with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze and grilled to flaky perfection, this salmon is sure to please. Serve with simple grilled asparagus to make it a full menu.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 369

Gluten Free


Preheat barbecue grill to 300 degrees and brush grill with vegetable oil

Coat salmon fillets with olive oil

Prepare balsamic glaze if needed



  • 4 wild-caught salmon fillets, 1-inch-thick (about 6 ounces each)*
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Vegetable oil for brushing grill grate
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic glaze like Colavita


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high and brush grill grate clean.
  2. Coat salmon fillets with good olive oil.
  3. Season fillets with kosher salt and black pepper.
  4. Brush grill grate with oil (this will help keep the salmon from sticking to the grill) and place salmon fillets top-side down. Cook salmon until ⅔ of the fillets are lighter in color, they’re becoming firm to touch, and they easily release from the grate, 4–6 minutes.
  5. Flip the salmon fillets and generously brush tops of fillets with balsamic glaze, close lid and continue to cook until salmon flakes easily with a fork and a thermometer inserted in the centers registers 130ºF (54ºC) for medium-rare, 2 minutes. (Cook to 145ºF for medium to well done.)

Serve salmon with additional balsamic glaze and some crusty bread with good olive oil for dipping.

Notes and Tips

  1. You can use skinless or skin-on, either works great but I find skinless is easier to cook on the grill. Grilling salmon with skin will work just as well and will do a great job of keeping the salmon moist. If you do use skin-on fillets, make sure to follow the recipe directions and start the salmon top-side down on the grill first, then finish cooking with the skin side down
  2. Make sure you have the balsamic glaze – or you can make some. Bring 2 cups of balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup of honey to a slow boil, reduce heat and reduce to 1 cup.


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet + ¼ of the asparagus
  • Calories: 369
  • Sugar: 5.5g
  • Sodium: 104mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg

courtesy of Zestfulkitchen.com and webmd.com