Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

I'm feeling a little bit out of it this week. Cam and I had an amazing time in Carmel this weekend, however, we didn't get home until after midnight on Sunday (California traffic, I'm giving you the side-eye...) and so yesterday I was really tired. And I'm still tired today. Traveling will do that to you I suppose. So while I have a million pictures to share with you from Carmel, as well as  photos from various other happenings as of late, I only have a few minutes today. And that's why I thought I'd share a fantastic summer recipe with you instead.


 I am starting to get excited for fall and all the recipes that come with it like hearty chili, delicious roasts, and dishes with apple, pumpkin, butternut squash, etc...however, I want to continue to soak up summer as long as I can! And to me that means ice cream, salads, berries and other fresh produce from the farmer's market, and lots of dinners from the grill! This meal definitely fits the bill as it's a perfect dinner to enjoy out on the deck with a glass of wine.


 Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is a recipe that I came across on Pinterest (shocker) awhile ago that I've been dying to make all summer. We have salmon for dinner quite frequently, and so I'm always looking for new ways to make Cam complain about it less jazz it up. I'm also a huge fan of anything that includes avocados because they're pretty much my favorite food. Seriously, I eat one pretty much every single day, they are so delicious. This recipe is fairly simple and the spiciness of the salsa with the creaminess of the avocado is the perfect compliment to the grilled salmon. 

Ingredients (for 4 people):

2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper

Avocado salsa
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
3 mild hot peppers, seeded and deveined, diced or sliced
Juice from 2 limes
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

Preparation:
  1. Mix the salt, coriander, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat the grill.
  3. Combine the avocado, onion, hot peppers, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.
  4. Grill the salmon to desired doneness.
  5. Serve the salmon topped with the avocado salsa.

 Recipe Source: Laylita's Recipes

Enjoy! Xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! Love salmon and anything with avo :)

    Can't wait to see pictures from Carmel!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. Yum!! Must try this asap :) Obsessed with Carmel...I went when I was like 15 but Billy has never been. We just booked our stay for the end of the month for 2 days there. YAY!

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  3. Yum! That looks delicious. I am a huge salmon and avocado fan so I will definitely have to try that some time!

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  4. Yumm! We are looking for something to grill tonight and I think this is it!! We make salmon a lot too so we are always looking for ways to jazz it up!

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