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Starting the week off with the perfect Memorial Day BBQ recipe, Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce. Spice rub grilled salmon drizzled with sweet and tangy honey mustard. Serve alongside a deliciously addicting avocado basil sauce and top with sweet basily cherry tomatoes – so simple, extra colorful, and super flavorful. A great healthy salmon recipe to throw on the grill for Memorial Day…and every other warm summer night to follow.
It’s crazy that Memorial Day is just a week from today. I say this every single year, so I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but to me, Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer. I think most of you will agree with me on that. It’s exciting, right? I’m ready for the chill days of summer and all the delicious food that comes along with the extra sunshine and long days.
As close as we are to summer, back at home there’s actually a winter storm warning in effect. There’s 8-18 inches of snow predicted in Summit County – ugh. May is one of our “ugliest” months, but come June things will turn the corner, and I cannot wait!
The good news for me is that I’m spending all of this week in LA, and escaping the cold, dreary spring mountain weather. Pretty happy about it, such a fun week ahead!
Anyway, in prep for Memorial Day next week, I’ll be sharing all summer cookout recipes this week! Starting with this colorful and delicious salmon.
Do you all remember a few weeks ago when I made these black pepper chicken fingers? If you happened to have missed that recipe, I highly recommend giving it a scroll through. It’s become everyone’s favorite dinner this past month, mine included. What I love most about those chicken fingers though?
The honey mustard dipping sauce. Ever since I made that sauce, I have been obsessed with it. I’ve used it on everything from chicken, to salads, to this salmon recipe. It’s one of those sauces that’s just so easy make, and so good, that you make it all the time.
I started by rubbing the whole salmon with a mix of spices to create a bit of a rub. I love flavor, so seasoning the salmon before it hits the grill is a must, you know?
Once the salmon is grilled on both sides, drizzle the honey mustard over the warm salmon. The sauce melts overtop creating a luscious sauce that glazes the salmon. It’s almost buttery, but without any butter. It’s slightly tangy, a touch sweet, and all around delicious.
I like to serve this salmon topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and a spicy jalapeño avocado and basil sauce. The avocado sauce is the perfect creamy, spicy sauce to balance out the sweetness from the honey mustard. It’s almost mayo like, but so much better…and kind of addicting. Tip? Leftovers are great on a salad, toast, or even used as a dip.
And the tomatoes? They’re the best topping! Summer is so close, and soon we’ll be needing ideas for all those tasty tomatoes. Just trying to prepare us all!
What’s truly great about this recipe is how simple and easy it is, but yet it has so much going on. So yes, this will be great for grilling over Memorial Day. But it’s going to be equally great as an any night of the week summer dinner. Simple enough for Monday through Friday, but elegant enough for a dinner party with friends.
And healthy…major bonus!
If you make this Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This is another great recipe! I used fillets so reduced the cooking time a little. It was perfect. And absolutely love the Avocado Basil Sauce! Can use that on so many things. So fresh! Thank you for making me look like a kitchen goddess!
Perfect!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xT
Another heavenly salmon recipe! Absolutely perfect. Served over mixed salad greens.
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review:)
I’ve made this salmon several times, using salmon fillets. This is a great recipe and it really does not need the extra sauces, using the honey mustard sauce as soon as the fish comes off the grill infuses the fish with so much flavor. It really is enough. Great recipe Tieghan. Thank you
Happy Friday!? Thanks a lot for making this recipe so often, I love to hear that it is always a winner! xx
Just made this for Father’s Day dinner. Delicious! All the flavors worked so well together.
Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan
Love this recipe! have made the salmon with honey mustard probably 5 times now, but we skip the avocado basil sauce because we find it doesn’t need two sauces.
Thank you so much for trying this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan
Loved this recipe!
So many bursting flavors and allows guests to add more sixes if they like depending on their preferences. Please keep the healthy salmon recipes coming…
Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan
This was our (my husband’s and I) first time grilling salmon. I seasoned the fish and made the honey mustard sauce and he took the salmon to the grill. The skin stuck to the grates when he went to flip the fish so it became skinless salmon 😛 and it was difficult to tell if the salmon became opaque. Despite that happening, we both liked the dish and we will be making it again. Thank you for the recipe!
Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you for making it! xxT
A flavor explosion! I never would have put honey/mustard, tomato/basil and avocado sauce together, but it works so well. Your recipes are amazing!
Hi there! Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! xxTieghan