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Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa – A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served with an easy salmon recipe you’re sure to love!

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

A.K.A. That one time I ditched the fish and ate the salsa by the spoonful… #rebel

Hiiiii, you guys! *waving* Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Judging by today’s recipe, looks like we are going to deal with Salsa even the day after Cinco De Mayo.
…And the day after, and the day after…

Oh, you’re welcome! We’re livin’ la vida salsa!

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

Look at it and study it because this is how you’re going to make salsa from here on. I promise, it.is.awesome!

But, first. Allow me to mucho thank our friends at STAR Fine Foods for sponsoring this post AND our delicious GIVEAWAY!

Did you see all the fabulous items included in our giveaway basket?

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

There’s a variety of olives, OLIVE oils, Olive oils WITH lemon peel (LOVE!!!!!), Olive Oil with Roasted Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar… the works!

FYI… STAR is a member of the NAOOA, an organization that supports and promotes olive oil. “Olive oils bearing the NAOOA seal meet the standard set by the International Olive Council, recognized worldwide as the quality-standard-setting body for olive oil.” 

But really, they are my favorite because a) their olive oils are so dang good! (check out this Spaghetti Casserole made with their Butter Olive Oil and this Chicken Salad), b) Mediterranean Diet all-the-things!, c) 100% Olive Oil. Nothing else.

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

But really really? This salmon.

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

Recently, I feasted on a jar of STAR’s Cara Mia Piquillo Peppers with warm bread and feta cheese on the side (OMG!), and since then Piquillo Peppers seem to be on the brain just about every minute of the day. So, such thoughts led me to dress up my salmon dinner with a Piquillo Peppers Salsa, complete with pineapples, tomatoes and cucumbers.  Hallelujah.

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

As much as I wanted to change it up a bit and go with possibly a different fish – Halibut, perhaps – it just wasn’t happening. I’m a salmon-girl, through and through.

Then, as much as I wanted to grill the fish on the grill, THAT also wasn’t happening. WHY? Because grilling happens on days when it’s over 65 degrees. We have yet to get there. And so I grilled it in the oven, just like what we did last week with our chicken. Works the same, tastes amazing, smells grilled. Kind of.

Grilling fish on a grill:

1. Heat a grill to medium-high.
2. Season the salmon as directed in the recipe.
3. Brush the cooking grates with oil. 
4. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on the grill and cover. 
5. Cook, undisturbed, until the salmon just starts to release its fat; about 10 to 15 minutes for most 1-inch-thick fillets. 
6. Remove fish from grill and transfer to a plate.

Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com

To pull it all together and make it even more droolworthy, I topped the fish with the Pineapple and Piquillo Peppers Salsa and oh my yummers! So tasty!

For more information on STAR Fine Foods Products, please check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Cara Mia Piquillo Peppers are available at select Safeway, Vons, Schnucks and Dierbergs stores in the produce section and online at STAR Fine Foods.

ENJOY!

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Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa - A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served alongside grilled Salmon. Get the recipe on diethood.com
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Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa + GIVEAWAY

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WW Freestyle: 2
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
A quick, fresh and extremely flavorful Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa served with an easy salmon recipe you're sure to love!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 316
Author: Katerina

Ingredients

FOR THE PINEAPPLE AND PIQUILLO PEPPERS SALSA

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 2/3 cup diced jarred Cara Mia Piquillo Peppers
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced english cucumber
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • fresh lime juice of 1 whole lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon STAR Original Pure Olive Oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

FOR THE FISH

  • 4 (5-ounces each) salmon fillets with skin-on
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons STAR Original Pure Olive Oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions 

FOR THE SALSA

  • Prepare the salsa by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss to combine and chill for at least 2 hours. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

FOR THE FISH

  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Wash fish fillets and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Brush each fillet with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set a grill pan or a cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place the salmon, skin-side up on the pan; cook for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Turn the salmon over, skin-side down, and transfer pan to the oven.
  • Continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes, or until done. Salmon is done when it starts to release the white substance, or fat.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Spoon previously prepared salsa over fish.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

If grilling the fish on a grill:
1. Heat a grill to medium-high.
2. Season the salmon as directed in the recipe.
3. Brush the cooking grate with oil.
4. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on the grill and cover.
5. Cook, undisturbed, until the salmon just starts to release its fat; about 10 to 15 minutes for most 1-inch-thick fillets.
6. Remove the fish from grill and transfer to a plate.
7. Spoon salsa over fish and serve.
 
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Pineapple & Piquillo Peppers Salsa + GIVEAWAY
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 947mg27%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 62.8mg76%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: easy salmon recipe, salmon recipes

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23 Responses
  1. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    What a beautiful, healthy and fresh fresh fresh recipe! I’ve actually had a recipe idea using piquillo peppers in mind for awhile now, but I wasn’t sure what to look for or what brand to buy. Problem solved – Star’s look wonderful!

  2. Vickie

    I really Love all seafood and fish..as long is it is fresh caught by us or wild! haha. Your salmon recipe looks so festive and healthy too.
    And, I am doing the Mediterranean eating lifestyle change right now..so all Star Brand products would be put to good use. I love their olive oil and hot peppers now..would love to win this and try the whole line.
    And, share with my momma.

  3. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I’m totally down with Cinco de Mayo food ALL the way through May. Specifically this salmon. Holy gorgeousness! That sweet ‘n’ spicy tropical salsa is slowly but surely KILLING me! pinned. 🙂

  4. Healing Tomato

    I have never thought of grilling piquillo peppers and pineapples and then mixing them into a salsa. This is such a brilliant idea.

  5. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    You salsa rebel! But I don’t mind….we personally LOVE mexican food and this salsa over salmon looks right up our alley!

  6. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    We eat salmon at least 3x a week in our house! Loving this recipe! Looking forward to trying!
    Pinned!

  7. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    Love love love this recipe Katerina! I just used piquillo peppers yesterday and fell in love! I am definitely making these, such a light, gorgeous, healthy meal!

  8. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Gaahhh, I am in love with how pretty this dish is!!! I’m a total salsa girl (every day!) too, so I could happily dig in with a spoon. The pineapple is such a great addition!

  9. Tonia from TheGunnySack

    I can totally see why you deserted the fish for the salsa! It sounds amazing, but also the perfect thing to have with the fish.

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