Grilled Salmon & Pineapple with Avocado Dressing

About recipe

Right now, this flavorful Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado Dressing is our go-to dish for an extra dose of vitamin D! A perfectly balanced lunch or dinner for four, it’s brimming with brightness from fresh herbs like basil and chives, with grilled pineapple adding just the right amount of summertime sweetness!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 4-oz salmon fillets (one pound total)
  • Four 1/2 inch thick slices of pineapple

Avocado Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced


  1. Make the avocado dressing: Combine the lemon
    juice, basil, chives, olive oil, salt, garlic, and
    Avocado in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of
    water and mash until smooth. Cover
    the dressing and let stand for at least 15
    minutes and up to 1 hour for the flavors to
  2. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or
    preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  3. Whisk the oil, chopped basil, chives,
    tarragon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl to
    blend. Brush the salmon and pineapple
    slices with the herb mixture.
  4. Cook the salmon until barely cooked
    through and still pink inside, about 4
    minutes per side. Cook the pineapple until
    slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer 1 pineapple slice to each plate and
    arrange a piece of salmon slightly
    overlapping it.
  6. Spoon 2 tablespoons avocado dressing over
    each salmon fillet and serve.
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