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    Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, this blackened salmon is served with a fresh and fruity mango avocado salsa for a healthy and filling meal that the whole family will love. Ready to serve in 20 minutes, it’s a great go to after a busy day, but fancy enough to serve to company!

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    I love how easy and delicious this Blackened Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa is. I made it few weeks ago when we had family visiting. I wanted to serve something that is easy to prepare for 8 people but also delicious. Everyone loved this dish!

    The mango avocado salsa adds a lot of freshness to this dish, and while the dressing is very simple, it’s absolutely fantastic and so flavorful. The lime juice is the star of the dressing. The mango avocado salsa goes wonderfully with the blackened salmon. 

    I am so excited to share this recipe with you! It’s so easy and is sure to be a hit!

    Be sure to try my Salmon Tacos and Salmon Patties too!

    Why you will love this recipe!

    • Healthy: Fish is so great to include in your balanced diet. Low in saturated fat and high in protein, as well as being delicious! You also get lots of vitamins from the fruit salsa!
    • Quick and easy: The salmon is baked in the oven while you prep the salsa, so it takes no time at all to get dinner on the table!
    • So delicious! This salmon recipe is so wonderfully fresh and light, but filling at the same time. The salsa is acidic and creamy and adds a wonderful burst of flavor.

    Ingredients

    • Salmon: For the best taste and texture use fresh salmon fillets. Use a sustainable variety if you can.
    • Oil: Any high heat neutral oil will work well.
    • Seasonings: Paprika, cumin, thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic, chili powder, cayenne and salt and pepper.
    • For the mango avocado salsa:
      • Mango
      • Avocado
      • Cherry tomatoes
      • Red onion
      • Lime juice: Use fresh lime juice for the zestiest flavor.
      • Olive oil
      • Salt and pepper: Added to taste

    How to Make Blackened Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

    • Preheat oven to 450 F.
    • Combine the olive oil and all of the spices in a bowl. Brush on both sides of the salmon.
    • Bake salmon filet at 450 F for about 13 minutes, or until it starts to flake.
    • Meanwhile, combine the salsa ingredients together in a bowl and store in the refrigerator while the fish cooks.
    • Serve hot over cooked quinoa with the mango-avocado salsa spooned over it.
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    Can you use frozen salmon?

    I always prefer to use fresh when it comes to fish and seafood, but you can easily make this with frozen salmon fillets if you have those to hand. Thaw them fully before seasoning them and pat dry with kitchen paper. Frozen fish tends to hold on to a lot of water, so remove as much as possible so when it cooks it is perfectly flakey.

    What is blackened salmon?

    In this case, blackened salmon refers to the seasoning that is rubbed onto the fish before cooking. The blackened seasoning is a mix of herbs and spices and it has a hit of spice that works perfectly with the salsa. For a milder flavor, you can omit the cayenne pepper used.

    What do you serve it with?

    I love to serve this blackened salmon with mango avocado salsa over abed of cooked quinoa, and rice works great too. It’s also delicious paired with potato and veggie sides like:

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    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • If you are not a fan of mango, you can easily use stone fruits like peaches or nectarines.
    • Pat the salmon fillets dry before seasoning for the best texture. If the salmon is too wet it can become mushy when it is cooked.
    • Depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets, cooking times can vary. It is done when it is an opaque pink and flakes easily with a fork.
    • Because the mango salsa contains avocado, it’s best not to make it more than a day in advance as it will start to brown.
    • This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30.

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    Blackened Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

    Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa – a quick meal that can be prepared in just 20 minutes – flaky salmon with a refreshing salsa! Perfect for busy weeknights.
    Prep Time 7 minutes
    Cook Time 13 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 4 servings

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    INGREDIENTS

    Mango Avocado Salsa

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 450 F.
    • Combine the olive oil and all of the spices in a bowl. Brush on both sides of the salmon.
    • Bake salmon filet at 450 F for about 13 minutes, or until it starts to flake.
    • Meanwhile, combine the salsa ingredients together in a bowl and store in the refrigerator while the fish cooks.
    • Serve hot over cooked quinoa with the mango-avocado salsa spooned over it.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • If you are not a fan of mango, you can easily use stone fruits like peaches or nectarines.
    • Pat the salmon fillets dry before seasoning for the best texture. If the salmon is too wet it can become mushy when it is cooked.
    • Depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets, cooking times can vary. It is done when it is an opaque pink and flakes easily with a fork.
    • Because the mango salsa contains avocado, it’s best not to make it more than a day in advance as it will start to brown.
    • This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and Whole30.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 279g | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 9.5g
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword salmon and salsa recipe, salmon with blackened seasoning, salmon with mango avocado salsa
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    Sep 07, 2015 | Updated: May 08, 2024

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    5 from 5 votes

    Comments

    Dianne Wood

    5 stars
    This has become one of my very favorites. It’s quick, and the flavors are outstanding, especially in the summer with fresh tomatoes.

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      So glad to hear you love it!! Yes, it so flavorful, especially with fresh produce! 🙂

    Wendy

    5 stars
    The seasoning on the salmon are perfect! I used a slightly different version of the salsa from a recipe that I had already. The same ingredients plus cucumber jalapeños and cilantro. What a great taste combo. Everyone Ive ever made it for loves it. Thank you!

    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    That mango avocado salsa looks delicious!! I need to make that!

    Carolyn

    5 stars
    I love these flavor combinations!

    Dan from Platter Talk

    5 stars
    Fantastic salmon recipe here; we are very much into grilling and making salsas this summer and since we love salmon, this recipe is a natural shoe-in for us! Thanks so much for sharing.

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