12 Grilled Fish Recipes to Try This Summer

From snapper to salmon, we found some healthy ways to cook your daily catch.
fish photo via shutterstock

fish photo via shutterstock

Sure, burgers and hot dogs are great on the grill, but for a healthier option, try fish instead. When grilled, fish become tender and flaky, making it a perfect for pairing with summer staples like salsa and vegetables. Below, 12 grilled fish recipes to get you started.

1. Grilled Tilapia Fish Taco Wraps with Kale Slaw
via Life Made Sweeter

Grilled tilapia is mixed with a citrusy kale slaw in this recipe, coming together for a light and healthy meal. When grilling the fish, set the temperature to medium-low to avoid overcooking.

2. Grilled Salmon Salad
via Luv My Veggie Table

To give it a flaky texture, chill the salmon immediately after grilling. Eat the salad by itself or mix it with baby spinach or arugula for a nutritious lunch.

3. Grilled Mackerel, Mediterranean Style
via Rice and Bread

Instead of just grilling its meat, this recipe uses the entire fish. Before grilling, gut and clean the fish and stuff with Mediterranean spices, such as mint and rosemary.

4. Fish Burger with Wasabi and Lemon Sauce
via The Little Things

This burger can be made out of any type of white fish, such as cod or tilapia. Stay healthy by using whole wheat buns or making it an open-faced sandwich.

5. Zesty Swordfish Kabobs
via My Recipes

In this recipe, the swordfish is marinated with ingredients like olive oil, ginger, and orange juice for 30 minutes prior to grilling. This recipe calls for bell pepper and green onion on the kabobs, but feel free to use any vegetable or fruit.

6. Thai Grilled Fish
via The Stay at Home Chef

Cilantro, soy sauce, fresh lime, and fish sauce create a Thai marinade that can coat either red snapper or tilapia. Cook the fish over a piece of foil so that it doesn’t stick to or fall through the grill.

7. Grilled Tilapia Bowls with Chipotle Avocado Crema
via Natalie Paramore

For a filling bowl, mix quinoa, corn, black beans, and tilapia. This recipe tops the fish with a zesty avocado crema made from avocado and Greek yogurt to add some flavor.

8. Grilled Ahi Tuna and Arugula Salad with Ginger-Soy Dressing
via Pasta Princess and More

Sushi fans will love this recipe, as the ahi tuna is lightly seared on the outside to keep the fish raw on the inside. Rub the tuna in sesame oil and grill for two or three minutes on each side, then serve it over a bed of arugula, edamame, and mandarin oranges.

9. Summer Grilled Coconut-Lime White Fish Packets
via The Scrumptious Pumpkin

First, use aluminum foil to make bowls for cooking the vegetables and fish. Then, fill the bowls with zucchini, corn, your choice of white fish, and coconut milk for a healthy, tropical-inspired dinner.

10. Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa
via Confections of a Foodie Bride

Combining lean protein, fruit, and veggies, this recipe is a nutritional powerhouse. To complement the smoky flavor of the grilled salmon, this dish includes a sweet salsa made of strawberries, avocado, cilantro, and red onion.

11. Grilled Fish Tostadas
via Spicie Foodie

This simple recipe uses fresh perch and a mix of salsa, vegetables, and avocado to top a crunchy tostada. Not a fan of perch? Customize it by switching up the fish, veggies, or toppings.

12. Grilled Trout with White Beans and Caper Vinaigrette
via Epicurious

A warm white bean salad and fresh grilled trout makes for a light but hearty summer meal. Coat the trout with a vinaigrette made from white balsamic vinegar, shallots, rosemary, and capers, then grill it for two minutes on each side. When cooking the shallots for the vinaigrette, use olive oil in place of butter to keep it as healthy as possible.


Asia Bradlee Asia Bradlee, Contributor at Boston Magazine asia@bodybyasia.com


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