Salmon and Avocado Salsa



Wild-caught salmon is my fish of choice and this summer recipe ranks up there as my all-time favorite way to eat it.


The avocado salsa goes so well with a mulitude of different dishes – it’s even great when eaten by the spoonful, which I may or may not do ;)


But when paired with this flavorful spiced salmon, it’s a homerun!


Consider making the salsa the night before so the flavors can develop in the fridge and so that you can have a super easy weeknight meal.

Salmon and Avocado Salsa
Serves: 4-6
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Cook time:
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  • 2 pounds of salmon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • For the Avocado Salsa:
  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 3 mild to hot peppers, seeded and finely diced (jalapeno, banana, etc. work well)
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place the salsa in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Place the salmon on a lightly greased baking pan.
  5. Combine your spices in a small bowl.
  6. Rub the spice mixture over both sides of the salmon.
  7. Place a small pat of butter over each piece of salmon.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  9. Serve with the avocado salsa.
  10. Enjoy!


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9 Responses to Salmon and Avocado Salsa

  1. carla says:

    Where do you usually buy your wild caught salmon? The good stuff is so hard to find, and very expensive to buy online. I have found some wild caught white fish ( cod and hake) at Costco, but salmon has been more difficult. Your recipe looks delicious, and I would love to try it. I love salmon, but I refuse to buy the farmed stuff.

    • Hi Carla, I usually can find mine frozen at my local Aldi grocery store for great prices! Do you have an Aldi near where you live? I have even heard a rumor that they started selling grass fed beef in their Texas stores. The grass fed beef hasn’t hit my Aldi yet, but the manager said it was coming soon!

      • carla says:

        We do have an Aldi near us. I would have never guessed that they would carry wild caught salmon!!! I will check it out. Thank you

  2. Robyn says:

    Made this tonight. It came together really quickly and tasted great!!!! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

  3. OMG Kelly, this looks amazing! All my favorite ingredients… I know what I’ll have for dinner tonight!! :)

  4. AMC says:

    Awesome – quick and easy way to prepare salmon, which we eat about once per week. I made this and we loved it. I added chopped up fresh mango to my salsa and it was just amazing!

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