Grilled Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa

grilled fish, cooked vegetables, and fork on plate

Grilling salmon is a healthy and delicious way to cook this popular fish. This recipe features a simple avocado salsa that really brings out the flavor of the salmon.

The healthy fats in salmon are a great match for the creamy avocado salsa. Together, they make for a delicious and healthy meal that’s perfect for summertime grilling!

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa


  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together avocado, red onion, tomato, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Grill salmon for about 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Serve grilled salmon with avocado salsa on top.

How to prepare the salmon for grilling

If you’re using fresh salmon, there’s no need to do anything to it before grilling. Just make sure to pat it dry with a paper towel so that it doesn’t stick to the grill.

If you’re using frozen salmon, thaw it in the fridge overnight before grilling. Pat it dry with a paper towel before cooking.

Tips for grilling salmon

  • Salmon skin will stick to the grill, so make sure to oil the grates before cooking.
  • If using frozen salmon, thaw it completely before grilling.
  • Fresh salmon doesn’t need to be marinated before grilling, but you can brush it with olive oil or a favorite sauce.
  • Cook salmon until it’s opaque all the way through. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness if you’re unsure.
  • Be careful not to overcook salmon, as it can become dry and tough.

Making avocado salsa

There’s no need to be precise when making the avocado salsa for this recipe. Just mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. The goal is to create a flavorful mixture that complements the grilled salmon.

If you want a smoother salsa, you can use a fork or a food processor to mash up the avocado before adding it to the mix. This will give you a dip-like consistency that’s perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips!

Serving grilled salmon

This grilled salmon recipe is delicious on its own, or you can serve it with rice, quinoa, or roasted vegetables. It would also be great wrapped up in a tortilla with some avocado salsa on the side. Enjoy!

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