Grilled Salmon with Zesty Avocado Salsa


Savor the symphony of flavors in the Grilled Salmon with Zesty Avocado Salsa. This dish pairs perfectly grilled, succulent salmon with a fresh and vibrant avocado salsa, creating a balance of rich and refreshing tastes. It's an elegant yet easy-to-prepare meal that's sure to impress.

Grilled Salmon with Zesty Avocado Salsa

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet with salsa

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 1.5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 200mg


  • Salmon Fillets: 4 (each about 150g or 5.3 oz)
  • Olive Oil: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • For the Avocado Salsa
    • Ripe Avocado, diced: 120g (4.2 oz / 0.26 lb)
    • Cherry Tomatoes, halved: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
    • Red Onion, finely chopped: 30g (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
    • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: 10g (0.35 oz / 0.02 lb)
    • Lime Juice: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
    • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Prepare the salmon: Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the salmon: Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side down, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until the desired doneness is reached.
  4. Make the avocado salsa: In a bowl, combine the diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Gently toss to mix.
  5. Serve: Place each grilled salmon fillet on a plate and top with a generous scoop of avocado salsa.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't move the salmon too much while grilling to get nice grill marks.
  • Let the salmon rest for a few minutes after grilling for juicier results.
  • For an extra kick, add a chopped jalapeño to the avocado salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake the salmon instead of grilling?

Yes, bake at 200°C (400°F) for about 12-15 minutes.

How can I tell when the salmon is cooked?

The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 62°C (145°F).

Can I make the salsa ahead of time?

It's best to make it fresh, but you can prepare it a few hours in advance and store it in the fridge.