Recipe: Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Lauren Carrane July 1, 2020 at 6:53 pm
salmon with avocado salsa

Salmon is one of the best things you can eat to maintain a healthy diet. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, it’s a good source of protein and it’s high in vitamin B, potassium and more. But sometimes cooking it can seem a bit boring. To spice it up, try this yummy salsa, made with avocados, tomatoes and spices!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 4-6 oz salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced or crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the avocado salsa
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato diced (any type of tomato)
  • 2 tablespoons onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Stir the olive oil, garlic, and spices in a small bowl. Brush or rub salmon with the spice mixture.
  2. Heat a large heavy-duty (preferably non-stick) pan or grill medium-high heat. Add salmon to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from pan, top with avocado salsa and serve immediately. To bake salmon instead, pre-heat oven to 400F. Place salmon on a sheet pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.

To make the avocado salsa:

  1. Add the avocado, tomato, onion, and cilantro to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Gently mix with a spoon until fully combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

From GimmeDelicious.com