• 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 serano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (4-ounce) skin on salmon filets
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine the basil and olive oil; transfer to a plate and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill pan to medium-hot. Sprinkle salmon filets with remaining salt and pepper. Rub basil mixture over salmon filets. Grill 5-6 minutes per side, starting flesh side down and turning once until well marked and cooked through.
  3. Serve with tomato salsa.