Cuban Marinated Grilled Salmon Recipe

Cuban Marinated Grilled Salmon Recipe

This Cuban-style marinated grilled salmon is gluten-free, keto and paleo friendly, and delicious. Best of all, it is easy and quick to make. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 318kcal
Author Jas


  • 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • Vegetable oil for brushing


  • In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon or lime juice, salt, garlic, shallots, cumin, cayenne, and cilantro. Add the salmon and turn to coat. Let marinate 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, preheat a grill, burner griddle, or cast iron grill pan to medium-high.
  • Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Grill the salmon until marked on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue grilling until marked on the other side and cooked through, 3 to 4 more minutes.
  • Divide the salmon among plates. Drizzle with more lemon juice if desired and serve with salad greens and rice.


~ Free Tip ~
You can also cut the salmon into portions prior to grilling.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 894mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.8mg