Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!)

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!) is the BEST Salmon Recipe and just happens to be Whole30 approved! Spice rubbed Grilled Salmon topped with a creamy Avocado Salsa is one of the best Whole30 Recipes you’ll ever try. Healthy, flavorful, EASY, and so delicious. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsais a flavor match made in Heaven.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is Whole30 approved and so full of flavor. It’s the best healthy salmon recipe I’ve ever tried!

My favorite things to post are easy and delicious recipes. This Whole 30 Salmon recipe is not only one of the the best Whole30 recipes I’ve tried, but it’s easy, delicious AND healthy. This Grilled Salmon Recipe is so flavorful that you’ll really have to wonder how it could be sooo good for you. Whole30 Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa might just be my favorite recipe on my entire site.

I developed this 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.

You don’t have to participate in Whole30 to LOVE this Grilled Salmon Recipe. I have never done a full month of Whole30 and this is the BEST Salmon Recipe I have ever tasted. It’s been a favorite in our house since I first posted this recipe in 2014.

This Grilled Salmon recipe is an easy, healthy, and delicious Whole30 salmon recipe that you’ll love whether you’re on a diet or not!

 

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!) is the BEST Salmon Recipe and just happens to be Whole30 approved! Spice rubbed Grilled Salmon topped with a creamy Avocado Salsa is one of the best Whole30 Recipes you'll ever try. Healthy, flavorful, EASY, and so delicious. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is a flavor match made in Heaven.

Tips for making Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa:

We prepare this Grilled Salmon recipe on an indoor grill during the winter, and an outdoor grill during the Summer. It’s made in under 15 minutes! We love it year round.

Before grilling, the Salmon gets a rub of some delicious spices. 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. Every time we make this Grilled Salmon Recipe we add a little extra to the grill for our Cat, Dill. He’s just as excited as we are!

WHOLE30 GRILLED SALMON RECIPE WITH AVOCADO SALSA HAS BEEN PINNED ALMOST 2 MILLION TIMES! HAVE YOU TRIED IT?!

 

Whole30 Salmon recipe on a plate

Healthy salmon recipe

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. It’s not necessary to be on the Whole30 diet to enjoy this amazing Grilled Salmon Recipe.

How long does it take Salmon to cook on the grill?

For Salmon Filets that are approximately 1 inch thick, it should take about 8 minutes over a 500F 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 Grilled Salmon is done cooking?

Grilled Salmon is done cooking when the internal temperature reads 145F. 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!

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Whole30 Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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 Recipe they’ve ever tried! You can feel like a 5 star chef in your own home!

Healthy salmon and avocado salsa

Grilled Salmon recipe topped with avocado salsa

What do you serve with Grilled Salmon?

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 with this Grilled Salmon Recipe:

 

grilled salmon on a plate, topped with avocado salsa

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!

If you love seafood but this recipe isn’t quite right, here are some other favorites!

See the recipe card below or watch either video for How to Make Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. Enjoy!

 

 

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4.89 from 101 votes
Grilled Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!) is the BEST Salmon Recipe and just happens to be Whole30 approved! Spice rubbed Grilled Salmon topped with a creamy Avocado Salsa is one of the best Whole30 Recipes you'll ever try. Healthy, flavorful, EASY, and so delicious
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!) is the BEST Salmon Recipe and just happens to be Whole30 approved! Spice rubbed Grilled Salmon topped with a creamy Avocado Salsa is one of the best Whole30 Recipes you'll ever try. Healthy, flavorful, EASY, and so delicious. Salmon and Avocado are a match made in Heaven.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 456 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs salmon cut into 4 portions
  • 1 tbs light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
For the Avocado Salsa
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1/2 red onion sliced or diced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tbs fresh cilantro chopped
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, and lime juice in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.

  5. Grill the salmon to desired doneness. (I grilled for about 5 minutes)
  6. Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Healthy Whole30 Salmon Recipe!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 691mg 29%
Potassium 1431mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 19.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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becky gall hardin
I don't yet!! I really need to look into how to add that. i'm looking for a good plugin to share the nutrition info. thanks for the suggestion!!
    Paula B102
    I second that request! My sweetie ALWAYS asks for that info!
Megan Saenz
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 :)
Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)
I love salmon and avocados and this looks positively delicious!
Krystal R.
Hey, I hope you dont mind, I found this recipe on pinterest and I put it on my blog and linked it to this page for full recipe! :) Its perfect and the pics are ridiculously good!
    becky gall hardin
    thanks for linking to the recipe! what is your blog address? i'd love to hop over and say hi. hope you're having a great night :)
Sabrina Yates Williams
I came across this trying to find some new healthy recipes to try. This was AMAZING. My husband made it tonight and we LOVED it! I'm going to check out some others you have posted now!
Laurie
Made the Salmon with Avocado Salsa tonight..... added cherry tomatoes to the salsa and served over cauliflower rice! It was delish! Will definitely make again. thanks
Alison @SassyMomChicago
Yum! Can't wait to try your recipe this week. I featured in my weekly meal plan and shared with my readers. Would love for you to join our Real Food Recipe Link Up http://www.sassymomsinthecity.com/real-food-recipe-round-up-weekly-meal-plan-june-22/
    becky gall hardin
    Oh my gosh, thank you so much!! I'm honored you featured us! I will stop by the link up for sure :)
Vineetha
Wow.. amazing recipe with good pictures and instructions, i cant wait anymore to try this. Yummy!!! - Vinny
    becky gall hardin
    So glad you are going to give it a try!! Let me know if you love it :) Thanks for stopping by!
      Angela Freeman
      My daughter discovered your recipe on Pinterest & has asked me to make for her "21st birthday/going away" get together we're having tomorrow. (She's joining her husband in TX who's newly entered into the Air Force.) Just wanted to let you know out of all the many, many, MANY recipe ideas she looked over, your salmon was "hands down" the one she wanted! Way to go for coming up with something so phenomenal using the best of ingredients! I'm sure it will turn out terrific! I'll definitely be bookmarking your blog site for future reference. Thanks so much!
        becky gall hardin
        aw!!! This totally made my day!! Thanks so much for letting me know, that is so sweet. Hope your daughter has a fabulous birthday!
          Calvin
          How long do i grill it for?
          becky gall hardin
          Hi Calvin- I grilled for about 5 minutes, but each grill will be different. Keep a close eye on it because Salmon is done very quick! Hope you enjoy :)
          Calvin
          Hi I was just wondering, what alternate way can we make it? I dont have a grilled and I was wondering if i used a cooking pan and put it on a stove if it will still work? And also if i had to end up baking the salmon would it still taste the same? And what temperature I would have to pre heat on?
          becky gall hardin
          Hey Calvin! You could cook it either of those ways. It would still taste great. I cooked this salmon on a Foreman Grill too, if you have that. Here are a couple helpful links for baking or pan-searing. Both would be really easy and tasty! Prepare the spice rub the same way, just use these links as a cooking guide. Hope you love the recipe! :) Baking: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/oven-baked-salmon-recipe.html Pan Fried/seared: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pan-seared-salmon-i/
Michelle
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it this evening and it was so simple and flavorful it will likely become a regular dish at our house. We served it up with a brown and wild rice blend and grilled yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus and portobello mushrooms.
    The Cookie Rookie
    That sounds amazing!! I love portobello mushrooms, the perfect side for this dish! I'm so glad you loved it, made my day to hear from you!
Kavitha
Made the Salmon with Avocado Salsa sauce last night. It was yummy, light, and refreshing! Perfect summer meal! And of course, easy to make. I think I put in too many onions because it overpowered the avocado, i'll probably just leave them out next time or just sprinkle a few. Loved it, thanks!!
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