Main Dish | July 8, 2021

Avocado Salmon

Tender and flakey salmon, grilled to perfection and topped with avocado relish.  This Avocado Salmon is perfect for those warm summer nights with a bright and creamy topping.  Let us show you how to do it!

Avocado salmon on a metal tray. Salmon is topped with avocado relish and is surrounded by grilled lime.

What Is Avocado Salmon?

Avocado salmon is a grilled salmon that is topped with an avocado relish or salsa.  We have seasoning the fish with paprika and Italian herbs for a savory flavor that really compliments the bright topping.

A 3/4 view of avocado salmon on a metal tray.

What Do I Need To Make Avocado Salmon?

For this recipe, you’ll need to add the following to your grocery list:

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • juice of one lime
  • salt to taste

Ingredients needed to make avocado salmon.

How Do You Make Avocado Salmon?

1. Prepare your marinade by adding Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper to a medium bowl.

2. Add olive oil and whisk to combine.

3. Coat salmon filets with marinade and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

4. Cook salmon on a grill that has been preheated to about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the salmon skin side down on oiled grates. Cook for about 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temp reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to make salmon marinade

5. Prepare avocado relish by combining diced avocado, diced tomato, lime juice, and salt to taste in a medium bowl. Toss to combine.

6. Top salmon filets with 2 tbsp of avocado relish. Serve immediately.

How to make avocado salmon.

Avocado Salmon Q&A

What is the white stuff that comes out of salmon when cooked?

Before you go trashing that salmon, read this. That white slimy stuff is called albumin, and it’s protein that solidifies as salmon cooks. It is completely safe to eat that albumin. Albumin tastes completely fine, it’s good for you, it’s just another protein that comes from the salmon.

Is salmon healthy?

Eating wild caught salmon is beneficial to your diet. Salmon is packed with Omega 3s. Eating fish twice per week is a healthy habit to make.

How long does this last as leftovers

Fish does not have a very long shelf life – so eat this pithing 2-3 days of making it.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

An overhead close up on avocado salmon in a metal pan.

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An overhead shot of avocado salmon in a metal tray.  There are slices of avocado to the side.

Tips for cooking Salmon

  • Always cook skin side down.
  • Pat the fish dry before cooking.
  • Use a thermometer to ensure you do not overcook your salmon.
  • When shopping flook for salmon that appears moist rather than dried out. Avoid salmon with any browned spots. Opt for frozen over fresh.

A closeup of avocado salmon garnished with avocado relish.

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Avocado salmon in a metal tray topped with avocado relish.
Avocado Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
marinating time
30 mins
Total Time
52 mins
 

Tender and flakey salmon, grilled to perfection and topped with avocado relish.  This Avocado Salmon is perfect for those warm summer nights with a bright and creamy topping.  Let us show you how to do it!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado salmon, salmon recipe, salmon with guacamole
Servings: 4
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • juice of one lime
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare your marinade by adding Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper to a medium bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and whisk to combine.
  3. Coat salmon filets with marinade and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Cook salmon on a grill that has been preheated to about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the salmon skin side down on oiled grates. Cook for about 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temp reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Prepare avocado relish by combining diced avocado, diced tomato, lime juice, and salt to taste in a medium bowl. Toss to combine.
  6. Top salmon filets with 2 tbsp of avocado relish. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Tips for cooking Salmon

  • Always cook skin side down.
  • Pat the fish dry before cooking.
  • Use a thermometer to ensure you do not overcook your salmon.
  • When shopping flook for salmon that appears moist rather than dried out. Avoid salmon with any browned spots. Opt for frozen over fresh.

Avocado Salmon Q&A

What is the white stuff that comes out of salmon when cooked?

Before you go trashing that salmon, read this. That white slimy stuff is called albumin, and it’s protein that solidifies as salmon cooks. It is completely safe to eat that albumin. Albumin tastes completely fine, it’s good for you, it’s just another protein that comes from the salmon.

Is salmon healthy?

Eating wild caught salmon is beneficial to your diet. Salmon is packed with Omega 3s. Eating fish twice per week is a healthy habit to make.

How long does this last as leftovers

Fish does not have a very long shelf life - so eat this pithing 2-3 days of making it.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon filet)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 367mg16%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 448IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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