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Avocado salmon in a metal tray topped with avocado relish.
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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
marinating time30 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 368kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • juice of one lime
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare your marinade by adding Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper to a medium bowl.
  • Add olive oil and whisk to combine.
  • Coat salmon filets with marinade and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Prepare avocado relish by combining diced avocado, diced tomato, lime juice, and salt to taste in a medium bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Top salmon filets with 2 tablespoon of avocado relish. Serve immediately.

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

Serving: 1salmon filet | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg