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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