Amazing Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I’m very excited to share this salmon recipe. It’s one of the best you’ll ever taste! I’m not kidding. It’s truly delicious! If you’re not much of a salmon fan but want to be, I think this is a wonderful recipe to try. Each heart-healthy serving has 276 calories and 9 grams of fat.
Amazing Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 2 servings

Healthy Benefits
Salmon is high in protein and is a rich source of vitamins A and B-group vitamins.  Salmon is a good source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Perhaps, most important, salmon contains Omega-3 oil, which decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and certain cancers.

Storage Tips

Store balsamic vinegar in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry. Unopened it will keep almost indefinitely; once opened, it can be stored up to 6 months at room temperature.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 7-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (5 oz.) serving, includes glaze
277 calories, 9g fat, 1.3g sat. fat, 78mg chol, 28g prot, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 282mg sod, 10g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
52 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 10g sugar


Amazing Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Amazing Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 277 kcal


Ingredients Balsamic Glaze:

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic clove, finely minced

Ingredients for Salmon:

  • 2 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  • Squeeze ½ lemon over salmon and let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon rosemary, and garlic. Heat mixture over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil.
  • Add both salmon fillets to the baking pan. Sprinkle each with lots of lemons and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Season each piece with a little salt and pepper. Place in broiler and cook until salmon is browned about 3 minutes. Carefully flip salmon to the opposite side and continue to broil for about 3 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Plate each piece of salmon. Drizzle half the warmed glaze over each piece. Sprinkle the top of each with ¼ teaspoon chopped rosemary.


Serving: 5ouncesCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 28gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 282mgSugar: 10gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 7Plus Points: 7
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  1. Jill, I’ve actually never made this salmon on the grill. But in general, be sure to brush the grill grates with oil. Place salmon on grill and close the lid. Once the salmon has been placed on the grill, do not move them until you are going to flip them over. Otherwise, they may fall apart. Cook about 3 minutes. Turn over and close the lid. Cook for another 2-5 minutes, again depending on the thickness of the fillets.
    Good luck!
    My best,

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