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Salmon with Vegetable Salsa Recipe
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Salmon with Vegetable Salsa Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Salmon with Vegetable Salsa in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p33

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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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."

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