This crispy pan seared salmonwith avocado salsa is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. The salmon is pan seared until crispy and then served with a fresh avocado salsa that will take you just minutes to make.
If you committed to eating healthier this year, you may be feeling a little bored with the same old meals. That is where this delicious (and easy!) salmon recipe comes in to save the day!
Crispy flavorful salmon and a fresh lime-y, avocado salsa that you’ll want to put on everything? What could be better?!
This easy recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and will take you less than twenty minutes to make. It is perfect on it’s own or try serving it with a side of rice, cauliflower rice, or a fresh salad.
Salmon: you can use any salmon you like for this recipe! I personally love to use a 4-6 oz salmon filet with the skin removed.
Avocado Oil: you’ll need a neutral cooking oil that can handle higher heat and my go-to choice is always avocado oil.
Avocado: delicious ripe avocados are the base of the avocado salsa in this dish.
Tomato: for additional freshness and flavor we’re using a few cherry tomatoes.
Red Onion: finely diced red onion gives the salsa some. additional flavor and crunch.
Lime: we’re using both the zest, juice, and a few slices for garnish.
Cilantro: fresh chopped cilantro adds the perfect touch to the salsa and salmon.
Jalapeño: this is optional but a little fresh jalapeño adds the perfect amount of heat.
How to Make Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Step One:Make the salsa by adding all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stirring until well combined. Cover and place in fridge.
Step Two:Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and then season liberally with salt and pepper.
Step Three: Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1/2 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil.
Step Four: Cook the salmon 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown, crisp, and cooked through. Add more oil if necessary.
Step Five: Finish the salmon by topping it with the avocado salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!
The Best Avocado Salsa
This avocado salsa is fresh, full of flavor, and pairs perfectly with the crispy salmon. Avocados and salmon are really a match made in heaven. Not only is this salsa delicious, it’s also incredibly easy and you can use it in multiple ways. Here are few of my favorite ways to use avocado salsa!
My favorite way to serve this salmon is with a generous serving of cilantro lime coconut rice. Another option is to flake the salmon into pieces and then serve in tacos with the salsa as a topping. Just use your favorite tortillas! Adding some additional fresh cilantro is always a great idea!
I hope you give this Crispy Salmon and Avocado Salsa a try!
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Excellent flavor! A perfect weeknight meal
This recipe was absolutely delicious! My husband and I grew tired of eating salmon when we ate it constantly at the beginning of the year but I decided to give this recipe a try. I’m so happy that I did! The flavors are amazing. I paired the salmon and avocado salsa with cauliflower rice. Best combo! I will definitely make this again!
Thank you for sharing, Jessica! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
This has become my go to lunch recipe alongside some zucchini squash. Also my coworkers are impressed with my cooking
I’m so happy this has become a regular favorite for you, Chanée! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for this recipe and the suggestions in your blog. I have a lot of wild caught sock-eye with the skin on from butcher box. I’ve been cooking it the sale ole’ way for months and it’s great to have these new ideas. This recipe is awesome!!
You’re so welcome, Kelly!
Can you make this in the air fryer? What would the time and temperature be to do it this way?
Hi, Jill! I haven’t tested this recipe in the air fryer.
Made this tonight and my husband, who turned his nose up when I told him we were having salmon, said “wow this is good! You should save this recipe.” Needless to say, I will be saving this recipe because it is so quick and so easy and it tastes really good!!
I’m so glad you both liked it, Amber! Thanks for sharing!
My husband and I are not really into fish (unless it’s AYCE sushi!), but I knew we needed to add it into our dinner rotation because of its health benefits. I already had avocados on hand that were about to turn, so I figured I’d give this a try. It was soooo good! My husband, who turned his nose up when I mentioned salmon for dinner, actually said “wow, this is good!” So this recipe is definitely a winner. The salmon is well seasoned and the avocado salsa is refreshing and a little bit tangy with that lime juice. Also, it only took about 20 minutes to make. Definitely making this again.
I’m so glad you both enjoyed it, Amber!
Confession – I’d never cooked salmon in a skillet! I’d always grilled or baked it. This was easy and delicious, and the sauce was wonderful! Went together easily, and I followed your simple instructions. I served it over white rice sprinkled with cilantro and lime juice. A special meal! Thanks Ashela!
You’re so welcome, Pam! I’m so glad you enjoyed!
I had never cooked salmon because I thought it was intimidating and easy to ruin. This recipe made it really easy and it turned out to be delicious! This is a weekly staple at our house and it’s quick to put together on a busy night.
I’m so glad this recipe was helpful for you, Jordan! Thank you for sharing!
I love this recipe and have made it several times! I’m a big fan of salmon sushi, so this hits the spot. The avocado salsa is delicious and pairs delightfully with the seared salmon.
I’m so happy you loved it, Madeline!
This was so easy and even more delicious than I expected. The crispy skin on the salmon and the flavorful avocado salsa were great. Served with cilantro lime cauliflower rice and loved it. Thank you!
The crispy skin is my favorite part, too! So happy you loved the recipe!
Loved this! Definitely adding it to the rotation. It was pretty easy and full of flavor.
So happy you loved it, Chrissy!
I had a salmon recipe I liked, but I’m so glad I tried something new! This is absolutely delicious and the avocado salad sends it over the top. I have found my new favorite way to serve salmon.
This was SO good!! I’ve never had the skin of my salmon crispy before and it was a game changer! The seasoning was perfect and the avocado salad went so well. We served it over cauliflower rice. Definitely adding this to our rotation!
Made this tonight and my husband couldn’t stop exclaiming how tasty it was the whole time he ate it!!
So easy and absolutely delicious! My fiance said it was his favorite salmon recipe I’ve ever made. The spices in the salmon and the acidity in the avocado salsa are the perfect combo. I made extra so I can eat it for lunch throughout the week and I’m so glad I did!
The is sooo good and so easy and simple. I’ve never thought to cook salmom so it crisps up the skin like that. Loved it! And the avocado salsa brought the perfect balance. All I added was a bed of greens. It was the perfect light and healthy summer meal. 👏
Super delicious and very easy to make! My boyfriend and I loved this dish!
Just made this tonight and it was SO GOOD. I had a few cherry tomatoes that were on their last leg and I threw them into the salsa for a little extra acidity. Thank you for the recipe!!