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Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa Recipe

We love south-of-the-border cuisine, but traditional dishes? They just don’t work when you are sticking to a Paleo diet. Luckily, there are tons of ways to serve this cuisine by omitting the non-Paleo stuff.

Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa

In this dish, we use a simple salmon fillet topped with a delicious avocado-bacon salsa for a meal that’s easy and quick to prepare. For those who are okay with fish but not bacon, omitting it makes this dish pescatarian-friendly.

The real treat in this dish is the use of chopped avocado. We love this Paleo food for a lot of reasons – it’s full of healthy fats, it makes everything it touches taste superb, and it contains a variety of micronutrients essential for a healthy diet.

When you shop for avocados, look for ones with a dark, even skin color. Depending on when you need to use this fruit, check the firmness – rock-hard avocados can take up to five days to ripen, whereas softer fruits may be ready a bit earlier. Avoid avocados that feel “squishy” – these are definitely overripe.

This dish works well with spicy side dishes, so look for veggie recipes that include some heat when you consider what to serve this with. We like adding a side of grilled sweet potatoes and serving it with a bowl of taco salad (just prep this and omit the ground beef).

Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Bacon-Avocado Salsa

Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, onion powder, and chili powder; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Sprinkle the salmon fillets with the spice mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  5. Cook in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the bacon-avocado salsa.
  7. Season the salsa with salt and pepper to taste and gently toss until well-mixed.
  8. Serve the fish topped with the bacon-avocado salsa.
Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Baked Salmon With Bacon-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Avocado and bacon? They make everything taste awesome, especially these simple baked salmon fillets.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, bacon, baked salmon, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 586kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 avocados ripe, peeled, and diced
  • 1 plum tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion minced
  • 4 bacon strips cooked and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, onion powder, and chili powder; season to taste with salt and pepper.
    1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 4 salmon fillets
  • Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and lemon juice.
    2 tbsp. olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Sprinkle the salmon fillets with the spice mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  • Cook in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the bacon-avocado salsa.
    2 avocados, 1 plum tomato, 1/2 red onion, 1 tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 4 bacon strips
  • Season the salsa with salt and pepper to taste and gently toss until well-mixed.
  • Serve the fish topped with the bacon-avocado salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 1518mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg