Grilled Salmon and Cucumbers

Photo: Petrina Tinslay
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

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


  • 3 ounces feta, crumbled (½ 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 ½ pounds total)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 cucumbers (14 ounces total), cut into ½-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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