Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is our favorite Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe! This spice rubbed grilled salmon recipe is served with creamy avocado salsa and it is SO good. Healthy, flavorful, EASY, and so delicious. It’s a flavor match made in Heaven.
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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is the best Whole30 salmon recipe because it is so full of flavor. It’s the best healthy dinner ever!
My favorite things to post are easy and delicious recipes. This healthy salmon recipe is not only one of the best Whole30 recipes I’ve tried, but it’s easy, delicious AND good for you. This grilled salmon recipe is so flavorful that you’ll really have to wonder how it could be sooo good for you.
You don’t have to participate in Whole30 to LOVE this simple grilled salmon. I have never done a full month of Whole30 but this is still one of my favorite dinners, and since posting, it’s become a reader favorite too. It’s been a favorite in our house since I first posted this recipe in 2014.
This salmon and avocado recipe is an easy, healthy, and delicious Whole30 salmon recipe that you’ll love whether you’re on a diet or not!
Whole30 Salmon Recipe
I developed this easy grilled salmon recipe when a friend asked that I help her find a delicious Whole30 recipe to share with her healthy eating group on FB.
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. It’s a way to detox your system of all the yucky stuff and restart a healthy lifestyle.
This recipe fits into the program perfectly, so it’s the perfect thing to add into your usual weekly dinner rotation.
How to Make Grilled Salmon
We prepare this grilled salmon on an indoor grill during the winter, and an outdoor grill during the summer. And it’s made in under 15 minutes! An easy dinner we love to make year round.
All you have to do is make the rub, let it sit, grill, and serve the salmon with the avocado salsa.
Every time we make this Whole30 salmon dish, we add a little extra to the grill for our Cat, Dill. He’s just as excited as we are for fresh seafood!
Grilled Salmon Rub
Before grilling, the salmon gets a rub of some delicious spices.
It’s a simple mixture of:
- chili powder
- onion powder
- black pepper
Mix these spices together, brush olive oil onto the salmon filets, and cover with the rub mixture, then refrigerate for 30 minutes before grilling.
The creamy avocado salsa (made with avocados, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro) is the perfect compliment to the spices, keeping things fresh and delicious.
- avocado (cut into cubes)
- red onion
- lime juice
- fresh cilantro
Just combine everything in a bowl and mix gently. You can keep it chunky or make it a little smoother if you prefer. Tip: this salsa is great for dipping and works with lots of other dishes too.
Be sure to watch the video and print out the recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions!
What is the Whole30 Diet?
Whole30 is a diet that involves removing all sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy from your diet. You can find out more about Whole 30 on their website.
But remember: It’s not necessary to be on the Whole30 diet to enjoy this amazing grilled salmon recipe!
How long does it take cook salmon on the grill?
For salmon filets that are approximately 1 inch thick, it should take about 8 minutes over a 500°F grill, or 5-7 minutes on an indoor grill such as a Foreman Grill that heats both sides of the fish. Super quick and easy!
How do you know when the salmon is done cooking?
Grilled Salmon is done cooking when the internal temperature reads 145°F. You’ll notice the fat beginning to leave the fish (it will look like some white on the sides of the salmon) right before it’s done. Salmon is easy to over cook, so watch yours carefully!
Best Healthy Salmon Recipe
GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA (WHOLE30 APPROVED) IS THE BEST RECIPE EVER!
If you’re in the market for a delicious, easy, and healthy salmon recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This recipe has been pinned more than 2 million times and continues to be a hit because it’s just so delicious. I’m so proud every time I hear someone say that this is the best salmon they’ve ever tried! You can feel like a 5 star chef in your own home!
WHOLE30 GRILLED SALMON RECIPE WITH AVOCADO SALSA HAS BEEN PINNED ALMOST 2 MILLION TIMES! HAVE YOU TRIED IT?!
Looking for more healthy salmon recipes? Here are some favorites:
- Baked Salmon with Basil Walnut Pesto
- Grilled Garlic Butter Salmon
- Hoisin Salmon and Asparagus
- Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon
- Caprese Stuffed Salmon
- Grilled Caesar Salmon Foil Packets
- Honey Mustard Salmon
- Lemon Butter Salmon
- Herb Crusted Salmon with Goat Cheese Polenta
What to Serve on the Side
We love to pair this grilled salmon with healthy sides such a Lemon Butter Asparagus or Roasted Vegetables. This recipe is great because you really don’t even need a side dish. The avocado salsa can serve as a side so you have an amazing 15 minute meal from start to finish on your plate!
Here are some other healthy sides we love to serve with salmon:
- Mexican Grilled Corn
- Sweet Potato Chips
- Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Maple Butternut Squash
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Caprese Farro Salad
- Melting Potatoes
- Sautéed Asparagus
- Cheesy Baked Tomatoes
It’s not often that I make healthy recipes, and especially Whole 30 Recipes, but this grilled salmon recipe is an absolute favorite. I just might have to make more easy and delicious healthy meals! I hope you give it a try and let me know below how you like it!
See the recipe card below or watch either video for How to Make Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. Enjoy!
If you love seafood but this recipe isn’t quite right, here are some other favorites!
- Seafood Lasagna
- Parmesan Baked Tilapia
- Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe
- Best Crab Cakes
- Shrimp and Grits
- Buffalo Shrimp Tacos
- Cod Fish Tacos
- Shrimp Ceviche