Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

I wish everyone loved salmon as much as I did.  I used to hate salmon and all fish.  And then one day, I just started to eat it and I forced myself to like it.  So maybe if you don’t like salmon you can force yourself to love it just as much as I do! 🙂

This grilled salmon is healthy and packed with flavor.   Anything topped with avocado salsa is amazing in my book.  The great thing about salmon is that it only takes minutes to cook.  And it is so tender and flaky and melts in your mouth.  This is a simple grilled salmon recipe and it is ready in the matter of minutes.  The spice rub gives it such amazing flavor.  I loved this recipe so much.  And the avocado salsa was the perfect finishing touch to this amazing and healthy meal!

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
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A delicious and healthy grilled salmon recipe that is packed with flavor and topped with avocado salsa.
Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs salmon
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Avocado salsa ingredients:
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • dash of salt
  1. In a small mixing bowl combine salt, cumin, paprika, onion powder, ancho chili powder and black pepper.
  2. Rub the salmon fillets with the olive oil and rub with the spice mix.
  3. Grill the salmon on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes or until desired doneness.
  4. Mix the avocado, red onion, chopped cilantro, salt and juice from the limes in a small mixing bowl. Top the salmon with the avocado salsa.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. We have been looking for a salmon recipe and no need to look further, this is perfect!

  2. Alyssa- Your site is one of my absolute favorites, I’m SO honored you made and loved our Salmon with Avocado Salsa recipe!! Your photography is beautiful. Thanks for being an inspiration! <3

    • You are too nice!! As soon as I saw this recipe on Pinterest I had to make it because I love salmon! Couldn’t get the photography as good as yours though… 🙂

  3. I love salmon and man does this recipe sound absolutely amazing. Great recipe 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. This looks absolutely delicious.

  5. Alyssa, this gives me so much hope! My husband is a total fish hater but maybe he’ll come around with this gorgeous salmon 🙂 Love that avocado salsa you put on top!

  6. This sounds like a quick and delicious week night meal! I like salmon, but I still don’t cook it often enough. I’ll definitely have to try this soon!

  7. This turned out amazing! I’ve never grilled salmon before and it was so easy to make! Loved this recipe and will definitely make again!

  8. This looks and sounds amazing! Any recommendations on how to cook the salmon on a pan or baking it? I don’t have a grill! Thank you!

    • Betty, You can pan sear the salmon if you don’t have a grill. Another option, which I have done, without the cost or hassle of an outdoor grill ( as I live alone) is buy a grill pan that you place on your range. (I bought the kind with “ridges” so you get the lined effect of an actual grill preparing food.) Just a couple of ideas, but I do like the stove-top grill pan for many dishes. Hope this helps! Elaine

  9. Nicole Cedeno says:

    This recipe is super easy, quick and the avocado salsa on top is amazing! This has become a weekly staple in my home. Thank you!!!!

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