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Grilled Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Salsa Verde has just five ingredients – all which you can keep on hand for a healthy and super tasty meal anytime!

Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, is a delicious meaty fish that is flaky and mild. It is perfect for grilling, pan-searing, baking, and even air-frying. It can be enjoyed on it’s own in filet form or added to tacos (yes, you can fry it!). And it is firm enough that you can even stir it into your favorite seafood soups and stews like chowder and cioppino. Even better, mahi is a healthy alternative that is high in protein, low in calories, and full of iron, selenium, potassium, and other essential nutrients.

Grilled Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

Why You’ll Love Grilled Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

Healthy – As we mentioned, mahi mahi is packed with vitamins and minerals and it is low in calories, and salsa verde is light and fresh, so you can enjoy a super flavorful meal without packing on the calories.

Quick and Easy – Mahi Mahi only takes about 8 minutes to cook on the grill or the stove top, and 15 minutes in the oven. Pairing that with a store bought salsa verde means you’ve got a meal on the table in less than 20 minutes. All you need to do is prep your sides!

Versatile – This Mahi Mahi with salsa verde can be eaten alone with the sides of your choice, added atop a bed of lettuce for a delicious salad, or served with tortillas to make fish tacos.

Grilled Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde Ingredients Notes

  • Mahi Mahi: I prefer fresh, wild-caught mahi, but you can find plenty of fantastic frozen mahi in your grocers freezer. Just be sure to thaw it completely first.
  • Salsa Verde: When using store-bought salsa verde, I go for the Herdez brand. They have it both in jars or cans, and there’s no added sugar.
  • Lime Juice: A drizzle of fresh lime juice before cooking adds the perfect kick of acid to bring out the natural flavors in the mahi and pairs perfectly with the salsa verde.
  • Cilantro: This adds a hint of citrus and pepper to the overall flavor profile.

Refer to the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients with precise measurements.

Fresh Wild Mahi Mahi

How To Make Grilled Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

  1. Prep: Rinse your fish and pat it dry. Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  2. Grill: Cook mahi about 4 minutes per side on grill or non-stick grill pan with cooking spray.
  3. Finish: Remove from heat, plate, top with salsa verde and a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!
How To Make Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

Variations, Substitutions, & Cooking Tips

Make fresh salsa verde – If you have extra time on your hands, you can make your own batch of salsa verde with just a few ingredients. Add tomatillos, garlic, onion, jalapeno and cilantro into a food processor or belnder with water and a dash of salt and voila! – fresh salsa!

Use a different sauce – If salsa verde isn’t your thing, try fresh pico de gallo or whatever your favorite salsa is.

Preheating is essential – Preheat your grill for 5 to 10 minutes before adding the fish, or your grill pan for 3 to 4 minutes. This helps cook the fish evenly on both sides and creates those lovely grill marks!

Use non-stick cooking spray – Whether you’re using a grill or grill pan, use a quality non-stick cooking spray to keep the fish from sticking to the grates or pan. If grilling, spray the grates before turning on the flame to eliminate a flare-up.

What To Serve With Grilled Mahi Mahi with Salsa Verde

We love this grilled mahi with cooked plantains or fresh green beans, but there are so many things to serve this delicious fish with. Try warm flour or corn tortillas, cilantro lime rice, a fresh chopped veggie salad, baked potato, grilled asparagus, or grilled avocado.

How To Make Mahi Mahi With Salsa Verde

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Salsa Verde

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Salsa Verde has just five ingredients - all which you can keep on hand for a healthy and super tasty meal anytime!


  • 12 ounces Mahi Mahi filets
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde, the store-bought Herdez brand is very good
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (optional)


  1. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut into two 6-ounce pieces, if necessary.
  2. Heat grill or a large non-stick coated grill pan with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  3. Drizzle fish with lime juice; sprinkle with minced cilantro.
  4. Cook fish 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  5. Transfer to serving plates and top with salsa and sour cream. Serve with cooked plantains or warmed corn tortillas, if desired.


Protein 33.3 Carbs 5.3 Fat 1.4 Fiber .3 Sodium 524.8 {Nutrition facts are estimates only}

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