Whole30 grilled salmon with avocado salsa recipe

my favorite things to post are easy and delicious recipes. this one is easy, delicious AND healthy. its so flavorful that you’ll really have to wonder how it could be soo good for you.  Whole30 Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa might just be my favorite recipe on my entire site.

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

my friend Bre mentioned on Instagram that she would like me to find a Whole30 approved recipe to post.  she is currently participating in and leading a Whole 30 group for January. after doing some research, i found out that Whole30 is a program of stripping certain foods like sugar, grains, dairy, and legumes from your diet completely for 30 days.  i have heard a lot of people mentioning this lifestyle change lately. you can find out more by clicking HERE.  i’m not currently participating in the program (could you tell from the apple pie cupcakes i posted last weekend?), but i’m always looking for healthy and delicious recipes.  when recipes taste like this one, it is easy to live a healthy lifestyle.  its all about flavor.

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

the other thing that’s easy to love about this recipe is how simple and quick it is to prepare. we grilled the salmon on our panini grill (its currently 20 degrees in saint louis…so we weren’t about to grill outside).  simple and quick.  the salmon gets a rub of some delicious spices, and the avocado salsa is quick and sooo flavorful.  fresh and delicious.  we even grilled up a little salmon for mr. dill, you can see it in the upper corner of the picture.  he was more than thrilled.

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

hello, gorgeous.

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

i found this recipe when searching for Whole30 approved meals.  i changed a couple things, like leaving out the peppers.  i’m not huge on super spicy things, but i’m sure it would taste amazing.  you can see the original recipe HERE.  she has a beautiful website with so many creative recipes.  she also has some delicious side dish ideas.

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

my mouth is watering while i’m editing these pictures.  the flavor is incredible.  you have to try this!

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

if you have more questions about Whole30, i’m sure my friend Bre would love to talk to you.  you can email me and i’ll forward her your questions.

enjoy!!!

WHOLE30 APPROVED grilled salmon with avocado salsa.  healthy and delicious...my favorite salmon recipe

grilled salmon with avocado salsa
 
Whole30 approved grilled salmon with avocado salsa
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Recipe type: main course
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil (I used light extra virgin 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
  • for the Avocado salsa:
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, sliced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix
  2. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the grill.
  4. Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.
  5. Grill the salmon to desired doneness.
  6. Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!

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Comments

    • says

      thank you so so much! i’ve been working on the pictures…i still have a lot to learn. i just went to your site and i can’t wait to try those calzones with asparagus! yum!!! thanks so much for stopping by :) let me know if you try the salmon!

  1. Naomi says

    This was such a beautiful/awesome/yummy recipe! It will be one that I will make again. It was just amazing how well the individual tastes went together so well. The mixture that you put on top of the salmon was out of this world! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

      • chrystal says

        do you think I could bake the salmon in the oven and it would be just as good? anyone have an idea of temp and time for oven?

        • Susie G says

          Hey Chrystal, Susie here (Becky’s mom). I have roasted salmon several times in the oven and it is delicious. Here are the directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray. Prepare the salmon per the recipe directions then place the salmon filets, skin down, on the cooking tray. Cook 12-18 minutes (see note*). Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil until ready to plate. *Perfectly cooked salmon separates into big, soft flakes and has some pink in the center. It will continue to cook a little more out of the oven so remove it at this point. I’m sure it will turn out great. Please let us know if you have further questions.

  2. says

    So I pinned this recipe…today I made it and I have to say that this was one of the B E S T dinners I have ever made! It was absolutely delish and I’m newly obsessed! Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes :)

  3. says

    This looks delicious! this recipe mixes two of my absolutely favorite things in the world! Salmon and Avocados! Beautiful pictures as well!

  4. Lauren says

    Did you leave the skin on the salmon or was there no skin?

    I can’t wait to make this dish it looks absolutely AMAZING!!!!

    • says

      we used a knife to cut the skin off before grilling. I’m sure you can also buy it skinless. it was pretty easy to peel off, so that’s what I would recommend. please let me know if you try it! hope you love it :)

  5. Megan Saenz says

    I mad this last night for dinner and it was amazing! I found the recipe on Pinteres, but I will be checking out your website for other delicious recipes :)

  6. says

    It’s great that you label things as “healthy” – but what does that mean? what is the caloric content, fiber, fat, carbs, protein? It would be nice if that was included if you’re going to label something as “healthy”. Thanks!

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