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Simple Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Simple Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

There is nothing lighter for lunch than fish, and when you top it off with a fresh avocado salsa – yum! It is hard to say anything bad about a healthy fish dish, if not downright impossible not to praise it for all the health benefits it has to offer. Whether you are eating a simple smoked salmon, or a more captivating Maple Salmon with Chives and Dill, you know that your body will thank you for indulging in robust nourishment.

A diet that takes nutrient density into consideration is an intelligent one, so consider yourself smart for choosing to delicately grill your salmon. Fish is a high quality protein with elevated levels of selenium and B12 – if you lack these essential nutrients you are at a risk for anemia, something that all of us want to avoid. Since a Paleo diet does not consider wheat, or any grains for that matter, an adequate source of important selenium, you are going to have to find it in other ways. Selenium is naturally available in limited amounts in Brazil nuts, sunflowers seeds, pastured organic eggs and garlic.

Serve this lightly grilled salmon with a Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Egg, or two, on the side and you are guaranteed to have the energy needed to conquer the day, whether it is a business meeting, a tight deadline, or taking care of the kids at home.

Simple Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 15 min
Notice

Protein: 51g / %

Carbs: 9g / %

Fat: 47g / %

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

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Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salmon and Salsa Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the salmon filets with paprika, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. In a bowl combine the avocado, roma tomato, bell pepper, red onion, lime juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, cilantro, cumin, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the salmon filets with the remaining olive oil.
  5. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve the salmon topped with fresh avocado salsa.