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Grilled Salmon With Avocado Sauce

Grilled Salmon With Avocado Sauce

Cumin, paprika, and chili powder give this salmon a slightly Southwestern flair that works perfectly hot off the grill under a creamy avocado sauce. It’s an easy way to switch up the fish with lemon and garlic pattern – not that fish with lemon and garlic isn’t delicious, but sometimes you do want a little bit of a change. To add even more flavor, or just for make-ahead convenience, you can also marinate the fish in the spice rub for up to 12 hours before grilling it.

Nutritionally, this recipe is basically the jackpot for healthy fats. First off, you’ve got the anti-inflammatory Omega-3s in the salmon, and then you top them off with the monounsaturated fat in the avocado sauce, which also includes some olive oil just for good measure. If you’re struggling at all to add some more nourishing Paleo fats to your diet, you can’t get much better than this.

For an outdoor meal, this would be great with something crunchy – maybe plantain or banana chips. Throwing some sweet potatoes on the grill is always an option, and serving the fish over a bad of fresh young greens is classic but always elegant. Try it yourself and see what you get inspired to come up with!

Grilled Salmon With Avocado Sauce Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4-5Preparation time PREP: 30 min.Cooking time COOK: 10 min.


Protein: 51g / %

Carbs: 9g / %

Fat: 41g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 lbs. salmon filet, cut into 4 pieces;
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin;
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder;
  • 1 tsp. onion powder;
  • 1 tsp. chili powder;
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Ingredients for the avocado sauce

  • 2 avocados, roughly chopped;
  • 1 small red onion, diced;
  • 1 garlic clove, minced;
  • Juice of 1 lime;
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil;
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Grilled Salmon With Avocado Sauce preparation


  1. In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the salmon, and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. In another bowl, mash the avocado until you get a smooth texture.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients for the avocado sauce, and stir until well blended.
  5. Remove the salmon from the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat your grill to medium-high.
  7. Grill the salmon on the preheated grill for 6 to 10 minutes, flipping once.
  8. Serve the salmon with the avocado sauce.
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