Grilled Mediterranean Salmon in Foil


These salmon foil parcels are quick and easy to make on the grill, perfect for a nice summer evening meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (10 ounce) basket cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons black olive tapenade

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 basil leaves

  • 4 small fresh thyme sprigs

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 (12x18-inch) pieces aluminum foil

  • 4 (7 ounce) salmon filets, with skin


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Close cover.

  2. Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, shallot, tapenade, salt, basil, thyme, and pepper in a bowl; mix well.

  3. Lay out foil on a work surface, shiny side-up. Place each salmon fillet skin side-down in the center of a piece of foil. Cover each piece of salmon with 1/4 of the cherry tomato mixture. Fold up the edges of the foil over the salmon to create a parcel, making sure to seal the edges well.

  4. Turn down the heat of the grill and carefully place the foil parcels on the grate. Close the cover and cook until salmon is pale pink in the center and flakes easily with a fork, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove parcels and let them sit for a few minutes before opening.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of tapenade, you can use pitted black olives.

You can prepare the salmon foil parcels a few hours before cooking them; just keep them in the fridge until you put them on the grill

You can also bake the parcels in the oven if it isn't barbeque weather. Bake them at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
34g Fat
10g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 52mg 260%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 899mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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