Spicy Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Our family loves salmon. My boys could live on salmon and pork. They never get tired of either. I am always on the lookout for salmon recipes that are new and fresh. A friend recently sent me a link to The Cookie Rookie blog and this salmon recipe. I will eat avocado with every meal if I could, so there was no question I bookmarked the recipe to make for dinner . I usually have every ingredient for this meal in the house. So it was a no brainer for me. And ya'll : It was good! The spice mixture was perfect for the salmon and the salsa, well, the salsa will be made weekly for us to eat with chips , or on lettuce for a quick lunch. It is yummy! I tweaked the original recipe a bit to our liking, and it will be a staple salmon dish for us. Thanks, Cookie Rookie!

Spicy Salmon with Avocado Salsa

recipe adapted from The Cookie Rookie



4 salmon fillets (@2 lbs total)

1 T olive oil ( I use persian lime olive oil)

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp black pepper


2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced

1/2 cup red onion, diced

juice from 1 lime

2 T cilantro, chopped small

1/4 tsp salt



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix the salt, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and black pepper well.

3. Place the salmon fillets on the cookie sheet and brush liberally with persian lime olive oil.

4.Rub the spice mix into the salmon fillets, making sure to cover the entire surface.

5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.

6. Serve topped with a generous helping of avocado salsa (recipe below)


Carefully mix all of the salsa ingredients together. Chill well. Use to top salmon fillets. Print Friendly and PDF

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