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salmon fillet in a bowl atop of rice and served with avocado salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Katerina | Diethood
Easy and delicious grilled salmon served with a cool and refreshing avocado salsa.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


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


  • 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.


  • Grill


  • NET CARBS: 3 g


Serving: 6 ounces | Calories: 297 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 78 mg | Sodium: 458 mg | Potassium: 927 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 376 IU | Vitamin C: 13 mg | Calcium: 32 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado salmon, avocado salsa, how long to grill salmon