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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

Grilling fresh fish can quickly become a headache. Its delicate and brittle consistency crumbles easily and turns into mush at the end of cooking. Get the smoky flavor you love without the mess with a little help from a cedar plank! We’re serving up hearty grilled salmon on cedar planks, which is the perfect complement to summer salads and steamed seasonal vegetables.

Once you’ve found a cedar plank, the rest of the components in this recipe are pretty simple. We use a half-pound piece of salmon as our favorite protein. However, you can easily switch out a different fish for easy grilling. Tilapia or trout would be delicious substitutions. Check out this article on The seven healthiest fish to lose weight and make your choice!

The first step in making this grilled delight is to soak the cedar plank in water for at least two hours. Once the table has finished soaking, place the salmon on the table and season with black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Place the board on the preheated grill and close the lid. Cook for 14-18 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preference.

A four-ounce serving of this Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon contains 161 calories. You can record them in your food diary as two servings of PowerFuel. Looking for an easy way to keep your daily meal plan organized? Consider downloading our FREE food tracking app, NuMi! Easily record meals, snacks, water, and exercise in the easy-to-use journal. You can even set reminders and order your favorite meals a la carte! Click here to learn more about NuMi. >

Healthy tips: This recipe is so simple yet so versatile! Feel free to change the spices each week based on what comes to mind. Add a bit of chili powder for a spicy kick or a little oregano for an Italian-inspired dinner. Top with a few slices of lemon and fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or basil. Use this simple salmon as a base for a hearty dinner and pair it with a variety of steamed vegetables and a whole grain side dish. Try the quinoa and green beans, the brown rice and asparagus, or the whole wheat bread with roasted tomatoes. The combinations are endless! Check out the Nutrisystem Shopping Guide for healthy supplement inspiration. >

If you are looking for more salmon, you are in the right place! The Leaf Weight Loss blog has many salmon recipes that fit into your Nutrisystem plan. We love this hearty fish because it is not only delicious but also extremely nutritious! Salmon is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. “A recent study on the connection between omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease (CVD) showed that intake of these fatty acids is associated with better cardiovascular health,” says Medical News Today.

Enjoy the health benefits of salmon while enjoying a healthy meal! From burgers to electric bowls, we’ve got plenty of tasty ideas for your weight loss menu. Get inspired by some of our most popular salmon recipes below:

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  • 1 pound of salmon
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Equipment
  • 1 cedar plank


  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 2 hours.
  2. Place the salmon on the cedar plank and season with the black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  3. Place board on preheated grill. Cover and cook for 14-18 minutes, or until salmon is cooked to your preference.

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