Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Today I have a super quick, easy and tasty meal for you, a blackened salmon with avocado salsa. This recipe could not be simpler, you just season the salmon with a cajun seasoning and then pan fry it until crispy and serve it topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa. The cajun seasoning is full of flavour and includes a spicy heat that goes perfectly with the buttery salmon and the fresh avocado salsa. The salmon is pan fried at high heat in a skillet until the skin and outside is nice and crispy and the inside remains nice and moist and tender. The avocado salsa goes amazingly well with the blackened salmon and I sometimes like to change things up a bit by serving it with an avocado and cucumber salsa where the crispy and juicy cucumber adds an amazing texture to everything. This blackened salmon with avocado salsa is the perfect quick, light and tasty meal to kick off the New Year!

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa
The avocado and cucumber salsa!

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado SalsaBlackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Salmon seasoned with a tasty cajun spice blend and pan fried until crispy served topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa!


ingredients
    For the blackened salmon:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) pieces salmon
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • For the avocado salsa:
  • 2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • For the avocado and cucumber salsa:
  • 2 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
directions
    For the blackened salmon:
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat, add the salmon, seasoned with the cajun seasoning, and cook until deeply golden brown to slightly blackened before flipping and repeating for the other side.
  2. For the avocado salsa:
  3. Mix everything and enjoy on the salmon!
  4. For the avocado and cucumber salsa:
  5. Mix everything and enjoy on the salmon!

Option: Use trout, tilapia or other fish instead of salmon.Note: Serve the salmon with one of the avocado salsa or the avocado and cucumber salsa.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 445, Fat 31.3g (Saturated 5.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 72mg, Carbs 9.8g (Fiber 7.1g, Sugars 1.0g), Protein 35.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

11 comments:

Heather Christo said...

I absolutely love this- easy, healthy and looks SO good!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

This salmon looks so healthy & delicious!!

Maria Lichty said...

We are avocado salsa addicts in our house!

Anonymous said...

hmm, one would think there would be cucumber, in Avocado and Cucumber Salsa.. ;)

Leslie said...

It calls for a cup of diced Cucumber

ami@naivecookcooks said...

This looks so good!! Healthy and so simple to make!!

Vishnu sahasranamam said...

That looks amazing!

Paige Margaret said...

I have a 'signature' salmon recipe but I've been looking for something else to try and I think this is definitely a recipe I am going to try!


http://paigemargaretblog.blogspot.co.nz

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

A healthy but tasty dish ... yes please! YUM!

julie | table for two said...

That avocado salsa looks incredible! So Fresh!

Claire Guerette said...

Can the salmon stay warm for 1/2 hr or so?

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