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Salmon with avocado salsa in a frying pan.

Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Salmon with avocado salsa is a fresh, easy and nutritious dinner that's quick enough for a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough for company. It's the perfect way to incorporate more salmon into your diet!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 245kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 4-ounce salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium avocado peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • the juice of 1 lime


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the salmon fillets generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon, skin side up, in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • While the salmon is cooking, prepare the avocado salsa.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the avocado, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir gently until combined.
  • Spoon the avocado salsa over the salmon fillets and serve immediately.


  1. I prefer to use fresh salmon fillets in this recipe, but frozen, thawed fillets will also work.
  2. Diced tomatoes can be substituted for the red bell pepper.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg