Baked Salmon with Avocado Salsa (VIDEO)

Easy under-30 minute recipe for Baked Salmon with Avocado Salsa. Oven baked seasoned fillets topped with delicious homemade guacamole inspired avocado salsa. 

Just like our Salmon and Shrimp Recipe, this recipe is so healthy and you don’t have to feel guilty about serving your family.

Baked salmon with avocado salsa on a plate with a fork.

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salmon with avocado

Salmon fillets in the most delicious oil, garlic and seasonings rub baked until juicy and flakey. Once baked, the rub gives the salmon so much flavor and it becomes so juicy, flaky and tender. When topped with the most delicious avocado salsa, it’s an unforgettable dish.

Step by step tutorial on how to make baked salmon and salsa.

how to make baked salmon with avocado salsa-

  • Slice salmon into 4 to 5 even fillets.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the rub and generously coat the fillets on all sides.
  • Bake 12-15 minute, until cooked.
  • Prepare the avocado salsa (guacamole).
  • Once fillets are baked, top with the salsa and serve.

TIP: Wait until the fillets are almost done baking to prepare the avocado salsa.

 Baked salmon on a platter topped with avocado.

how to make the perfect fillets-

It’s important to make sure you don’t overbake your fillets. You want the salmon to be cooked enough that, it easily pulls apart. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the fillet. Bake between 12-15 minutes, keeping an eye on it towards the end of the baking.

what can I serve with this recipe?

Since there is already an avocado salsa with this recipe. all you need is a side. Serve with your favorite side: rice, roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes are all great options.

Baked fillets on a plate topped with avocado salsa and cilantro with a fork.

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Baked Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Quick under 30 minutes baked salmon recipe with a delicious avocado salsa topping (guacamole). This recipe is so healthy and appetizing. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

salmon-

  • 2 pounds fresh salmon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp table salt

avocado salsa-

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 ½ cups cubed tomatoes
  • 4-5 canned jalapeno rings, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Slice salmon into 4 to 5 fillet.
  • Combine olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, chili powder, pepper and salt. Rub on all sides of the salmon.
  • Bake 12-15 minute, depending on thickness of your fillet.
  • Meanwhile, prepare avocado salsa. Chop onions (finely), cilantro and jalapenos. Mince garlic. Cube tomatoes and peeled avocado. 
  • Mix the onion, cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, tomato and lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste. Add avocado, lightly toss.
  • Transfer baked salmon to serving platter. 
  • Top salmon with avocado salsa. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 1569mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 22.2%
Vitamin C 46.7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 13.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 12 Comments
  • Carolyn Ingram 10/13/2017, 6:50 pm Link

    I love this recipe! Salmon and avocado salsa are a amazing combination!

    • admin 10/13/2017, 11:51 pm Link

      Awww, thanks so much, Carolyn. That’s wonderful and I agree. This is an AMAZING recipe! 🙂

  • Megan @ Megunprocessed 10/10/2017, 5:16 pm Link

    I love making avocado salsa!

    • admin 10/12/2017, 9:59 am Link

      Thank you, Megan.. Me too 🙂

  • Carol 04/04/2017, 6:54 pm Link

    Made this tonight only we planked the salmon. Top notch.

    • admin 04/05/2017, 12:12 am Link

      Oh that sounds wonderful, Carol. I bet that just added so much flavor. Thanks for sharing. ?

  • lena 06/21/2016, 11:29 pm Link

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    • admin 06/22/2016, 7:04 am Link

      ☺☺☺☺☺

  • lena 06/21/2016, 8:47 am Link

    Hello Valentina! Thank you sooo much for your yummy recipes! They always turn out soo good. I was wondering if you had a polenta recipe, maybe in a form of casserole? If not, can i challenge you to come up with one? You always come up with really good food… It would be very much appreciate it. Thank you & God bless you & your precious family!

    • admin 06/21/2016, 7:52 pm Link

      Lenachka, Thank you for your oh so sweet comment.. Blushing big time??.. I will take on this challenge and create a lovely casserole☺.. Thanks for the idea??..

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    • admin 06/02/2016, 10:43 am Link

      THANKS BUNCHES SOPHIE!!! I sent you an e-mail, your comment is SOOO appreciated!