4 Nutrient-Rich Meals You Can Make Completely on the Grill

Commit a little time to prepping ahead, and you can cook quality, nutrient-rich meals right on the campground grill, no stove required.

Photo: Justin McChesney-Wachs

Salmon Packets with Lemon, Asparagus and Tomatoes

These packets are simple but big on citrusy flavor—and heart-healthy, inflammation-fighting omega-3s.  

4 6-ounce salmon filets, skin removed
32 pieces asparagus, ends trimmed
2–3 lemons, cut into 16 ¼-inch slices
11/3 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
2 T olive oil
Salt and pepper

Prepare packets before your trip. Tear four pieces of foil, about 1.5 feet long. Toss the asparagus and tomatoes with the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Lay 8 asparagus pieces lengthwise on each piece of foil. Place two lemon slices in the middle of the asparagus in each packet, lay a salmon filet on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with two lemon slices. Fold the foil up on the side and place 1/3 cup tomatoes on the top of each packet. Fold all sides of the foil shut to make a completely sealed packet. At campsite, heat grill to medium. Cook packet about 6–8 minutes per side.