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Salmon with Vegetable Salsa Recipe

Salmon with Vegetable Salsa Recipe

This salsa recipe is great not only with salmon, but also grilled chicken breasts and barbecued shrimp kabobs. The only fresh ingredient not available in my son's garden was the avocado! Make a double batch of the salsa to serve with crisp tortilla chips. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FISH:
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and salt; set aside.
  • 2. Drizzle salmon with lime juice. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper. In a large skillet, cook fillets in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1 cup salsa equals 438 calories, 28 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 721 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Reviews for Salmon with Vegetable Salsa

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This is one of the best recipes I have ever tried. I will make the salsa again and again to serve with other meats, chips, salads, etc. So simple to make and so healthy. I used exactly the amount of cayenne and jalpena as called for in the recipe and the degree of heat was perfect for our family--subtle but definitely present. If you like things really hot, definitely add more of both."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013


Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"Made this for a family dinner and was told it was one of the best things I've ever made! Served this with rice pilaf which was a nice complement to the dish. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"So refreshing, enjoyed this recipe very much loved the combination of salmon and veggie salsa and will definitely do again! thank you!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"This was delicious! I made it almost exactly like it was written, but I broiled the salmon in olive oil instead of butter. The salsa was fabulous, & they tasted really good together! My son & daughter both loved it, & my husband liked it too. This is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"Is it okay to rate this recipe even though I made some changes?

I made this for my twin 19 year old daughters tonight (hub is out of town on a business trip, and I wasn't hungry). I substituted tilapia for the salmon. Since we are wimps about spicy heat, I left out the jalapeno and cayenne pepper. This is getting embarrassing, but I also left out the cilantro because it tastes like laundry detergent to me. I watch a lot of cooking shows and have come to learn that cilantro is really something you either love or detest.
And yet, despite all that, it was winner and the girls want to have it again. Thank you for the recipe. :-)
According to girls, who inhaled the entire platter,"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"I put this with a ribeye steak. I did not add jalapeños, upped the cilantro and lemon juice and added strawberries. Very good. I can eat the salsa alone!! Super yummy! Ty for the recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Delicious. I made the salsa exactly as the recipe states. I added a pinch more cayenne pepper to the salmon because we like spicier food. A define addition to our regular dishes."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"One of the best recipes ever. The whole family loved it. Left out the jalapeno and used more cilantro."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"This salad is so good I would definitely make it again. I served it with regular breaded tilapia fish."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"FANTASTIC RECIPE! My husband wants this recipe to go at the top of his "favorite dinners" list. The only change that I made was that I left out the cayenne pepper. We thought that the jalapeno gave it just the right amount of heat. I will be bringing the recipe to work to share and will be making this again soon!!"

Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I made this lastnight GREAT recipe. I did make a few slight changes I added a hand full of cilantro (love cilantro) instead of the 2 T. it called for, added all of the lime juice, added 2 jalapeno peppers and let marinade for for about 6 hours, I also broiled the salmon and left out the butter. I made only 2 fillets and made a dinner salad and added the remaing salsa over the top of the salad. Great over salad!! Enjoyed this dish so much can't wait to make it again, Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"Excellent recipe!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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