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Grilled Salmon and Cucumbers


Grilling both salmon and cucumbers gives this dish an irresistible touch of smokiness that if only enhanced by a topping of feta and dill.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011


  • 3 ounces feta, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 skin-on salmon fillets (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 cucumbers (14 ounces total), cut into 1/2-inch slices


  1. In a small bowl, stir together feta, lemon juice, dill, and 2 tablespoons oil.

  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Brush salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side up, on grill and cook until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil. Lightly brush cucumbers with oil and season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, grill cucumbers until slightly softened and browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Top salmon and cucumbers with feta mixture and serve.

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  • Sunder
    26 AUG, 2011
    Grilled Cucumbers, Easy, Delicious!
  • ssnyder324
    14 AUG, 2011
    The salmon and the feta topping were delicious, however as a family we decided the cucumbers would have tasted better had they NOT been grilled and remained raw.
  • sarahcoles
    17 JUL, 2011
    very easy and tasty; we peeled off the skins and it still tasted great