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Honey Glazed Salmon

This Honey Glazed Salmon is zesty, sweet, savory, and full of flavor in every bite. Such an easy, delicious way to enjoy healthy salmon. Plus, tips on how to buy salmon.

grilled salmon with honey lime glaze
Tender, Flaky Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

This honey glazed salmon is one of those healthy, fast, and mouthwatering dishes you can count on when you want a healthy, nutritious, and delicious dish that’s done in 30 minutes.

This easy salmon recipe involves simple ingredients that are easily accessible, and perhaps are already in your pantry. Honey glazed salmon is so flavorful, your family will devour it.

First off, start with the best salmon fillet to ensure delicious results.

Grilled Salmon Fillets
Honey Glazed Salmon is exceptionally healthy and flavorful

Buying Salmon

Salmon is typically readily available in various forms, including fresh, frozen, farmed, and wild. Although they all sport the Salmon name tag, various forms of salmon can differ quite a bit in terms of flavor and texture profiles.

Most notably, wild salmon tends to have more of a firm and dense texture than farm raised salmon. Wild salmon typically has a deep, vibrant pink hue that looks (and is) leaner than farmed varieties.

Farmed salmon is generally softer and fattier, which leads to a more tender and buttery texture. The soft pink color of farmed salmon contains more white stripes. Whether you opt for wild vs. farmed salmon is completely up to you; just keep in mind that there will be an obvious texture difference between the two choices.

Both fresh and frozen salmon are fantastic; don’t be afraid to buy high quality frozen salmon fillets, as long as the fillets are individually vacuum sealed and flash frozen (label should indicate.) If you opt for fresh salmon from the seafood counter, be sure it doesn’t have a strong fishy smell.

We recommend buying center-cut salmon fillets of similar thickness, allowing for more even cooking throughout. Whether it contains skin on bottom side doesn’t matter; there is no need to skin it, as the skin will easily separate after cooking.

Two Fillets of Honey Lime Grilled Salmon
This honey glaze means huge flavors your family will love.

The Flavors 

The lime zest and juice in the glaze provides a welcome and refreshing tang, balancing out the sweetness of honey. A bit of Sriracha amps up the flavor profile with a bit of kick. Feel free to kick it up even more, if you enjoy the heat. Tone it down if you prefer it milder.

Tip: be sure to thoroughly towel-dry the salmon before laying them on the grill. Otherwise, excess moisture will lead to steaming rather than grilling. Generously brush on the gorgeous glaze and let the magic happen.

We love a good sprinkle of cilantro on our Honey Lime Glazed Salmon. If cilantro doesn’t float your boat, feel free to use thinly sliced green onions. Or parsley even. Or nada.

Here’s to loving every bite of your Omega-3’s.

Also Try LEMON GARLIC SWORDFISH (other firm white fish can be used):

grilled salmon with honey lime glaze

Honey Lime Glazed Salmon

5 from 22 ratings
This Honey Lime Glazed Salmon is tender, flaky, and full of flavor. The tanginess of fresh limes balances out the sweetness of honey. Takes just 30 minutes or less!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
Servings: 4


For the Glaze:

  • 5 TB pure honey
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 TB fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Sriracha, or more if you like

For the Salmon:

  • 4 center cut salmon fillets, 6-8 oz each, towel-dried to remove excess moisture
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: chopped cilantro or sliced green onions for garnish


  • Make the Glaze: In a small heavy saucepan, whisk together all glaze ingredients until cornstarch is fully dissolved. It's important that no bits of gritty cornstarch is remaining, as even a tiny bit of undissolved cornstarch will result in a clumpy glaze. Turn heat on to medium high. Continue whisking and simmering until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover; keep warm.
  • Cook: Grease and heat outdoor grill or indoor cast iron grill pan, until oil is smoking. Sprinkle a light layer of kosher salt and black pepper on both sides of salmon fillets. Grill salmon about 2-3 min per side over medium-high heat, or just until cooked through; don't over cook. The key to tender salmon is removing it from heat as soon as it's barely cooked through, as it will continue to cook a bit after removing from heat. (Actual cook time depends on the temperature of your fish prior to cooking, temperature of grill, and thickness of fillets.)
  • Serve: Serve salmon immediately with warm honey-lime glaze. Garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions, if desired.


For more details on buying/cooking salmon, see original article.
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Calories: 1516kcal | Carbohydrates: 350.3g | Protein: 39.2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 86.9mg | Sodium: 173.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 348.2g
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Grill

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    • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    • 5 stars

    This Honey Lime Glazed Salmon is perfect!!! Such great flavors and the fish came out perfectly. LOVE this recipe.

    • Alex
    • 5 stars

    We don’t eat enough fish in our household and we had some salmon last week which was really lovely so perhaps well give this recipe a whirl soon! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Alena
    • 5 stars

    I finally made grilled salmon and get what all the hype is about! The flavor combination of honey and lime is incredible and makes the grilled salmon stand out even more!

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome, Alena!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • sapana
    • 5 stars

    The honey lime glaze looks so beautiful on the salmon. I just keep staring that glaze, even though I am vegetarian this looks so temtoing to me.

    • Emily
    • 5 stars

    I’ve been trying to eat more salmon lately and this honey lime glazed version really hit the spot!

    • Ali Hanson
    • 5 stars

    I love this recipe! We eat tons of salmon around here and this is a tasty way to change up our usual preparation. Thanks!

    • Gail Montero
    • 5 stars

    Love the sweet-tangy flavors from the honey and lime! I wish I am eating this right now as this salmon looks so delectably good!

    • Jacqueline Debono
    • 5 stars

    I really need to grill salmon more often. This salmon looks really good and I love the flavours in your glaze!

    • Kushigalu
    • 5 stars

    Love the combination of flavors in this grilled salmon recipe. So delicious. I would love to try this for dinner soon.

    • Shana

    This looks so good! That glaze with the honey and Sriracha takes it to another level.

    • Marta
    • 5 stars

    I’ve been holding off on buying wild salmon until the price dropped (which usually happens later in the season), but after seeing this I think I’m going to break.

    • Beth
    • 5 stars

    The flavors of salmon, lime and sriracha are so harmonious and delicious and your photos show that beautifully. Yum, yum.

    • Alexis
    • 5 stars

    This is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. I think I’m going to whip up this recipe this weekend and enjoy some fresh salmon.

    • Joyce
    • 5 stars

    Love the simple and delicious ingredients! Great tips on buying salmon too! Have to give this recipe a try!

    • Stine Mari
    • 5 stars

    I am all about that honey glaze, that looks so delicious! This is the perfect grill recipe for the summer!

    • Lesli Schwartz
    • 5 stars

    Such simple ingredients make this salmon beyond tasty! I’m a huge fan of fatty salmon. Love how perfect these filets turned out!

    • Taleen | Just As Tasty
    • 5 stars

    This salmon looks incredible! We’re always looking for new dinner ideas, and I really think this honey lime salmon is going to make it into the rotation!

    • Wendy
    • 5 stars

    Oh my! This Honey Grilled Salmon looks so delicious. My husband loves seafood I’m going to make this for him.

    • Sondra Barker
    • 5 stars

    I love a good salmon recipe but this one seems absolutely amazing. The combination of flavors sounds so delicious I can’t wait to make this myself!

    • Maria
    • 5 stars

    This recipe looks delicious. I love the flavors of the glaze. And thank you for sharing the information on the difference between wild and farm-raised salmon (I didn’t there was a difference in texture).

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