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baked salmon in foil with avocado salsa on top

Spice Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: Seafood
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Latin
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Paleo Baked Salmon that’s rubbed down with a sweet & spicy spice blend and seared in the oven for that perfect flaky bite! This tender salmon is topped with a creamy Avocado Salsa and done in less than 30 minutes for the ultimate weeknight dinner!

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Ingredients

Spice Rubbed Salmon:

  • 1.5lb. salmon filet
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Avocado Salsa:

  • 3 avocados, diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pat salmon dry.
  3. In a small bowl, add garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, salt and olive oil.
  4. Rub seasoning blend on the flesh side of the salmon. Place on baking sheet skin side down.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and turn the broiler on. Place salmon in oven under broiler for another 2-3 minutes, or until the top is browned and crispy.
  7. In a small bowl, add avocado, cilantro, red wine vinegar, lime juice, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to taste. Gently stir to combine.
  8. Top the salmon with with avocado salsa. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6 oz. + salsa
  • Calories: 491
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 315 mg
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 50 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: baked salmon, oven baked salmon, avocado salsa