Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


For the Salmon:

  • 23 T avocado oil (could also use olive oil)
  • 25-6 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil

For the Avocado cucumber salsa:

  • 1 large haas avocado, diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, cubed
  • juice of 1/2 lime, more to taste
  • 23 T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. If you are making your own seasoning, add all spices to a bowl and toss together.  Using your hands, press the seasoning mixture into the salmon until well covered.
  2. Heat avocado oil in your skillet over medium high heat. When oil is hot, add salmon skin side down and cook for 4 minutes.  Flip the fillets, reduce the heat to medium and cook another 3-4 minutes, until cooked to your liking.
  3. To prepare the salsa, add all ingredients to a small bowl and toss to combine.  Spoon over salmon and serve.

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