TBT: Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salad

I originally posted this recipe last summer so I’m calling this Throwback Tuesday. This is one of my favorite and easiest recipes. It’s Spring (although admittedly feels like late Fall here in Boston) and this salmon dish is perfect for grilling! But if you aren’t ready to fire up the grill quite yet, it’s a cinch to prep this indoors. Enjoy!

You have probably already heard but the omega-3s in salmon are fantastic for brain health and mood regulation. Around 4-6 ounces of salmon per week is a super boost to your health!

Salmon Ingredients

1 lb salmon, cut into 2 pieces
Garlic salt, ground cumin, paprika powder, chili powder, cayenne (if you like spice)- lightly sprinkle on top of the salmon, no need to measure it out. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Avocado Salsa
1 avocado, sliced
½ small red onion, diced
Juice from 2 limes
1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
Salt to taste (I used garlic salt)


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil for easy clean up and place your salmon on top. Sprinkle with seasoning and bake for 15-20 min depending on how well you like your salmon cooked.

While the salmon is baking, mix the salsa ingredients together. The marinating of flavors does all the work for you.

Serve the salmon topped with a hearty portion of the avocado salsa and any sides you like. I strongly recommend adding some mango to the mix. It’s the perfect blend of flavors and unbelievably delicious.