Gravlax Salmon Recipe

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This is one of those foods that I was very hesitant to try when I was younger, and I absolutely love it now! If you haven’t had gravlax before, the basic idea is that you are curing raw, wild caught salmon in salt, sugar, and spices. It. Is. Delicious.

I tried a lot of recipes to figure out how to make this (because it is $7 per 4 ounces to buy!!) and finally found one that works well. Gravlax has become my new favorite food! The recipe below is a slight adjustment from the other ones I tried, and I think it’s an improvement.

If you haven’t tried gravlax before, I highly recommend making this recipe. It is absolutely wonderful by itself, or on cucumber slices, or with cream cheese, or many other ways!

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Gravlax Salmon Recipe

A raw salmon preserved with sugar and salt for a delicious appetizer or meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Calories 193kcal
Author Katie Wells


6 servings



  • Cut the salmon filet in half into two equal size pieces.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and salt evenly over the flesh side of both filet pieces making sure you coat well.
  • Sprinkle half of the dill evenly on ONE piece of the salmon.
  • Place three or four lime slices on top of the dill on that piece.
  • Sprinkle the other half of the dill on top of the limes, making sure they are covered.
  • Carefully, place the second piece of salmon on top of the first one.
  • Wrap very tightly in plastic wrap and place carefully in a Ziploc bag
  • Put the bag in a baking dish or plate with high sides and place in the refrigerator.
  • Flip over every 12 hours or so.
  • Wait 2 days (and no more than 3!!).
  • To serve scrape off the excess dill and limes and slice thinly with a sharp filet knife to remove from the skin.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Gravlax Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving (65 grams)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 683mg30%
Carbohydrates 1.8g1%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 19.3g39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Delicious served on cucumber slices or with cream cheese. Enjoy within a couple days of finishing.  

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


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