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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Easy and delicious grilled salmon served with a cool and refreshing avocado salsa.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 297

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients

For the Salmon

For the Salsa

  • 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, and finely diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded, ribs removed, and finely diced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, finely diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lime, juiced

Instructions 

  • Preheat the grill to 400˚F.
  • Sprinkle salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine sweet paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and coriander; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the fillets.
  • Brush clean grill grates with olive oil.
  • Place salmon on the grill; close the lid and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until cooked half way up the fillet.
    If salmon is with skin, place the salmon skin-side down, first.
  • Using a fish spatula, flip over the fillets and continue to cook for 4 more minutes, or until cooked through.
    Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to check for doneness; salmon is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 145˚F.

In the meantime, prepare the salsa:

  • In a mixing bowl combine diced avocado, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lime juice; mix. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Spoon salsa over cooked salmon and serve.

Notes

  • NET CARBS: 3 g
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 458mg19%
Potassium 927mg26%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 376IU8%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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