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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Recipe

“I’m not usually a seafood fan, but I ordered a similar salmon dish at a restaurant, and I couldn’t stop eating it. My recipe re-creation has become a favorite with family and friends.” —Renee McIlheran, Lockport, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, avocado, onion, cilantro, oil, garlic and 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Chill until serving.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 7-9 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Brush with remaining vinaigrette. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa: 301 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Reviews for Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Enjoyed this recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"My husband does not like avocado but really liked this salsa. I've given the recipe to many of my friends."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Great salmon. loved the balsamic on it."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"My husband is diabetic and he loved this dish. It was soo easy to make and tastes great!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Awesome recipe!! I've made the salsa with grilled onions too."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.