Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is our favorite Healthy Salmon Recipe! This spice-rubbed grilled salmon recipe is served with creamy avocado salsa. It’s healthy, flavorful, easy, and so delicious. It’s a flavor match made in Heaven.
- Why We Love This Healthy Salmon Recipe
- How to Store and Reheat
- How to Freeze
- Serving Suggestions
- More Grilled Salmon Recipes To Try
- 5-Star Review
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- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
- How to Make Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Step by Step
Why We Love This Healthy Salmon Recipe
If you’re in the market for a delicious, easy, and healthy salmon recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This grilled salmon with avocado salsa recipe has been pinned more than 2 million times and continues to be a hit because it’s just so delicious.
- Fancy. This dish looks like a gourmet chef created it. Your friends and family will think you’re a 5-star chef!
- Easy. While this dish looks impressive, nobody needs to know that it’s super easy to put together. Take a look at the recipe card– it’s a breeze!
- Tasty. This salmon may be healthy, but it’s also scrumptious. The spice rub combined with the fresh and creamy salsa is a taste sensation!
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover grilled salmon with avocado salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I prefer to enjoy leftover salmon cold, but you can also reheat in a 275°F oven for about 15 minutes, or until warmed through.
How to Freeze
Freeze grilled salmon fillets in an airtight container or Ziplock bag for up to 4 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. I do not recommend freezing the salsa.
This grilled salmon with avocado salsa really doesn’t even need a side dish. The salsa can serve as a side, so you have an amazing 15-minute meal from start to finish on your plate! But we also love to pair this grilled salmon with healthy sides such Lemon Butter Asparagus or Roasted Vegetables.
It should only take about 6-8 minutes total (3-4 minutes per side) to grill this salmon to perfection!
You can cook the salmon directly on the grill. Simply oil up the fish well, and start with the skin side down (if you’re leaving the skin on) for the best results.
Yes, but only once! Carefully flip the salmon after 3-4 minutes. If it’s not releasing from the grill grates, give it an extra 30-60 seconds.
Yes, but the oil and spices won’t stick as well as they will to thawed or fresh salmon. You’ll also need to add an extra 1-2 minutes of cook time per side!
The easiest way to see if your salmon has finished cooking is to gently press down on the top of the fillet with a fork or your finger. If the flesh of the salmon flakes, it’s finished cooking. The proper internal temperature of cooked salmon is 145°F.
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“This is an amazing recipe. I’m not a big fan of salmon but this has so much flavor to it. My husband and I love it so much that it’s become a staple in our weekly dinner rotation. Thank you!!” -Sara Pope
How to Make Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Step by Step
Season the Salmon: Mix 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, ½ teaspoon of ancho chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground paprika, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper together. Rub 2 pounds of salmon fillets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and this seasoning mix. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Make the Salsa: Combine 1 cubed avocado, ½ of a sliced red onion, the juice of 2 limes, and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro. Chill until serving time.
Grill the Salmon: Preheat the grill to medium (350-375°F). Grill the salmon to desired doneness (about 3-4 minutes per side). Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!