This Grilled Salmon Recipe is the perfect summer salmon recipe! Grilled Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa is done in about 20 minutes and gives you the most amazing tender salmon.
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa
I made this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa a few summers ago for the first time when I was wanting something full of flavor and messing around. I am really happy that I wrote the directions down as I created this dish because it is amazing! This amazing easy salmon recipe has become a family favorite!
The great thing about salmon is it is a flavorful fish, that can be cooked in so many ways and is naturally low carb! This grilled salmon recipe has my favorite grilled salmon rub combination! It is amazing and the flavors are powerful and delicious but not overbearing that they take away from the salmon.
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What to Serve with Salmon
This Salmon recipe is such an easy meal to make and there are plenty of side dish recipes that are easy to make and pair perfectly with this awesome easy grilled salmon recipe. If you are looking for amazing side dish recipes, check these out!
- Garlic rice
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- Sun dried tomato pasta salad
- Green beans with bacon
- Grilled Green Beans
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
How do you season salmon?
There are lots of ways to season salmon, however this easy salmon rub is my favorite! All you need is paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, chili powder and cumin to make these easy salmon dry rub seasoning.
How to Grill Salmon
You can grill your salmon on your outside grill or on an inside one. I prefer the outside grill, I find grilling salmon is so much better with a “real grill”.
When you are grilling fish, not just salmon but all fish, you can do it right on the grill or you can put tinfoil on top of the grill. If you are using tinfoil then make sure you spray it with non stick spray. I suggest spraying with nonstick spray either way you cook it to keep the salmon from sticking to the grill.
When you are cooking salmon it is much easier to move the salmon off the grill when it is done cooking if you cut the large piece of salmon before cooking it.
Preheating the grill is important for both an indoor grill or and out door grill. This will make sure that the fish cooks properly giving you the charred outside while keeping the inside tender.
When placing the fish on the grill be sure to place it skin side down.
How long to cook Salmon on the grill
Cooking salmon on the grill doesn’t take long at all! Depending on the thickness of your salmon, it will only take 12-20 minutes at 400 degrees to cook salmon on the grill.
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa Ingredients
- Black pepper
- Onion powder
- Chili powder
- Lime juice
How to Make Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa
Wash your salmon and pat dry and place on a plate. Cut salmon into 6 pieces.
In a small bowl mix paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, cumin and chili powder.
Rub the dry mixture on top of the salmon and set salmon aside.
Dice the avocado and slice the onion and add to a small bow.
Add the lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to the bowl with avocado and onions.
Place the bowl in the fridge while you cook your salmon.
Cook salmon on medium heat (400 degrees) for 12-15 minutes. You will know it is completely cooked when it flakes easily with a fork.
Top the piece of cooked salmon with a scoop of avocado onion salsa.
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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Onion Salsa
- 2 pounds salmon
- 1 Avocado
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt + a pinch
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ small onion sliced
- Juice from 1 lime
- Wash your salmon and pat dry and place on a plate.
- In a small bowl mix paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, onion powder, cumin and chili powder.
- Rub the dry mixture on top of the salmon and set salmon aside.
- Dice the avocado and slice the onion and add to a small bow.
- Add the lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to the bowl with avocado and onions.
- Place the bowl in the fridge while you cook your salmon.
- Grill your salmon on medium heat for 12-15 minutes. You will know it is completely cooked when it flakes easily with a fork.
- Once the salmon is cooked cut the salmon into 6 piece and place each on a plate.
- Top the piece of grilled salmon with a scoop of avocado onion salsa.
2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints on the Freestyle Program.
Comments & Reviews
I’m ready for grilling! Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!