Salmon with Avocado-Cucumber Salsa

This easy roasted salmon is served with an avocado-cucumber salsa. It’s a simple, refreshing way to prepare dinner in under 30 minutes.

This roasted salmon with avocado cucumber salsa is actually inspired by my favorite parts of sushi, but instead of rolling it all up inside of rice, I’ve created a simple salsa to top the roasted salmon. The creamy avocado and refreshing cucumber make such a good pair, and the pop of flavor from the cilantro and green onion is amazing.

The salmon itself is as simple as it gets. I literally seasoned it with salt, pepper and granulated garlic (or garlic powder). I do that to almost everything I put in the oven, but it seasons it nicely and makes it a great base for the flavorful avocado cucumber salsa.

After seasoning the salmon, I roasted it in the oven at 350?F. That’s a full 50? lower than I normally roast things, and I’ve been finding that roasting salmon at a lower temperature for a little bit longer, helps prevent that yucky white stuff that tends to come out during the cooking process. Even though it’s just the fats from the salmon coming out, no one really wants to see that, right?

I served my roasted salmon with avocado cucumber salsa and my favorite jasmine rice, and – not pictured – sautéed broccoli. It may be a simple meal, but the avocado cucumber salsa make it fresh and new, and I love that you can make the salsa while the salmon is roasting, bringing the total time for the recipe to under 30 minutes. Plus, cleanup isn’t too bad either.

Quick tip: If you have trouble using your avocado when they just ripe, try putting them in the fridge. They won’t go bad before you get a chance to use them, and they’ll still (slowly) get soft.

Click here for the salsa recipe.

Salmon with Avocado-Cucumber Salsa
 
This easy roasted salmon is served with an avocado-cucumber salsa. It's a simple, refreshing way to prepare dinner in under 30 minutes.
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
FOR THE SALMON:
  • 1½ - 2 pounds salmon fillets
  • Salt & pepper
  • Granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
FOR THE SALSA:
  • Click the link above for the recipe
Instructions
FOR THE SALMON:
  1. Preheat oven to 350?F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Liberally season salmon filets with garlic, salt & pepper.
  3. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until salmon has reached an internal temperature of 145?F.
FOR THE SALSA:
  1. In a large bowl, add salsa ingredients.
  2. Stir to combine.

 

Melissa Belanger

Melissa is a traveling hockey wife, mom and full time blogger, currently living in France. She is the author of the food blog A Teaspoon of Happiness and personal blog Love in a Suitcase. When she’s not developing recipes in the kitchen, she spends her days searching for the best French cuisine her town has to offer, cheering on her husband’s hockey team and enjoying life as a new mom.

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