Paleo Baked Salmon that’s rubbed down with a sweet & spicy spice blend then topped with a fresh zesty Avocado Salsa! This easy healthy recipe is done in less than 30 minutes!
Guys, I cannot even describe to you how excited I am to be home and back in the kitchen again.
I think I have a list a mile long on my phone with recipe ideas for the blog … so you better believe I am going to start punching them out! This Baked Salmon recipe is the first thing I made when we got home and I served it with a Mango Couscous Salad that I’ll share next week!
This meal is a powerhouse on flavor and nutrients! It has a whopping 38 grams of protein in each serving, good fat from both the salmon & the avocado, omega-3’s from the salmon, and 10 grams of fiber. It’s the perfect meal to fill your body up with after a long day AND a work out. (cuz I know you’re working out now … right? Any new years resolutions for that?)
Here’s the good news. I know hearing all the nutrients may not get you excited to eat this … hhmmm… omega-3’s doesn’t that sound good?
How about a center cut Salmon Filet that’s rubbed down with a sweet and spicy Spice Blend then baked in the oven until the fish flakes off and the top is slightly crispy.
But we don’t stop there. Oh no, now we top that flaky Salmon with a homemade Avocado Salsa that is zesty from the fresh lime juice and cilantro. The salsa totally takes this dish over the top and makes it completely irresistible.
But honestly, it’s A V O C A D O! Duh… so it’s going to elevate any dish! 🙂
Salmon is definitely a favorite in our house, especially for Cason. He’s always asking for Salmon, even when we go out for dinner. But when I was taking photos of this dish, all of a sudden I saw little fingers in the lens and my sweet little boy asking. “Mommy can I have some salmon? Can I have a bite?”
Then he moved on to the Mango Couscous. “Ohh mommy, can I have mango? Does it make you bigger like daddy?” PS, my husband is 6’5″. I love that he is all over the food when I’m trying to take photos AND that he has a healthy appetite.
Although, I will say he was downing a bowl of BBQ chips before the salmon. hehe… It’s all about balance right!
Alright folks it’s time to get your plans for dinner ready and this needs to be on your list. Less than 12 ingredients and 30 minutes later you’ll have a HEALTHY and FLAVORFUL meal that the family is going love! Just go ahead and put it on your monthly rotation!
If you don’t like salmon, here’s a Chicken version of this same dish. Psst.. it’s been pinned almost half a million times. So, I’d say you like it! 🙂
Bon Appetit friends! Happy cooking!
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 6 oz. + salsa
- Calories: 485
- Fat: 30 g
- Saturated fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 18 g
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 444 mg
- Fiber: 10 g
- Protein: 38 g
- Cholesterol: 90 mg
- 1.5lb. salmon filet
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 avocados, diced
- ⅓ cup fresh cilantro
- ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt to taste
- garnish with sliced red onion
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pat salmon dry.
- In a small bowl, add garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, honey, and olive oil.
- Rub the season blend on the flesh side of the salmon. Place on baking sheet skin side down.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the flesh flakes off with a fork.
- Remove from oven and let rest.
- In a small bowl, add avocado, cilantro, red wine vinegar, lime juice, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to taste.
- Top the salmon with with avocado salsa and garnish with red onion. Serve!
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