Chipotle Lime Salmon

Chipotle Lime Salmon with Avocado Salsa
With all of the heavier comfort food eating during the winter spring is a time for lighter and healthier fare and up next for me is this super quick, easy and tasty chipotle and lime salmon! The smokey chipotle lime flavour combo is another one of my favourites and it goes so well on melt in your mouth buttery salmon. This salmon could not be easier, you simply mix the chipotle chilies in adobo with lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and bake and broil or grill the salmon until just cooked. This chipotle lime salmon makes for a perfect main course with some sides and it's also great as a filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, etc. This time I chose to serve it topped with cool and creamy avocado salsa to balance the spicy heat of the chipotle chilies. No matter how you serve it this chipotle lime salmon makes for an amazing light spring or summer meal!

Chipotle Lime Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Chipotle Lime Salmon

Chipotle Lime Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Chipotle Lime Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Chipotle Lime Salmon

Chipotle Lime Salmon

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6

A quick, easy and tasty salmon fillet in a smokey chipotle lime sauce!

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pound salmon fillet
  1. Puree the oil, lime juice and zest, chipotle chilies, adobo sauce, cumin and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth, place the salmon on foil on a baking sheet, pat dry, season with salt and pepper, spread on the chipotle mixture and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven (or barbecue) until just cooked, about 10-15 minutes.

Option: For One-Pan: Make this a one-pan meal by roasting some vegetables like asparagus or green beans along with the salmon!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 251, Fat 14.1g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 67, Sodium 161mg, Carbs 2.5g (Fiber 0.7g, Sugars 1g), Protein 29.5g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Maria said...

Love that sauce!

We Are Not Martha said...

I already had a chipotle lime salmon I was planning to make this week, but yours looks even better!!


Julie @ Table for Two said...

Ohhh I love the flavors of this, Kevin!!

Grandbabycakes said...

I love the flavor in this salmon. Perfect!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Fantastic recipe Kevin!! So healthy too :)

Phyllis said...

Kevin, what is the yummy looking salsa you have on top of the salmon?

Kevin Lynch said...

Phyllis: That is an avocado salsa.

Phyllis said...

Thanks Kevin. Looks delish. I will give it a try.

Katrina said...

That looks delicious, Kevin!

gracenotes said...

Where do I find 1 chipotle chili in adobo? Is that an ingredient I look for in a store? Thanks so much! Looks delicious, I would like to try it!

Kevin Lynch said...

gracenotes: You should be able to find small cans of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce in the Mexican section of your local grocery store. If you cannot find them, you can substitute 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chili powder or other chili powder.

Helen Kennedy said...

Looks yummy. I will try it soon.

gracenotes said...

Thanks so much Kevin. I just might be able to make this tonight!

Kate Ramos said...

Oh wow! This looks phenomenal. I love how easy it is too. Yum!

Susanebere said...

Love this! What sides would you serve with it?

Sue R said...

I will make this on my camping trip this weekend, it looks amazing as are all your recipes. I must say you are one of my most favourite food bloggers ever. Thanks!

Roniquilts2 said...

Hi, this looks like a great recipe. I was wondering if parchment paper could be used instead of the foil? I try not to use foil when cooking. Thanks.

Kevin Lynch said...

Roniquilts2: Yes, you can use parchment paper. Enjoy!

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