We don’t eat a ton of fish at our house normally, but after I found this recipe for avocado lime salmon, I think we will be eating it a lot more!  Salmon is full of omega-3’s which are very anti-inflammatory for your body.  Also, between the salmon and the avocado, this dish is full of healthy fat and protein.  Cilantro is a star for helping your body detox, as well as giving you a serving of vitamin K and calcium.  The avocado salsa on top of the salmon makes the dish and would also go amazingly well with other recipes you make.  This avocado lime salmon is a recipe that tastes great and makes you feel good!

Avocado Lime Salmon

This salmon dinner combines all kinds of healthy fats and anti-inflammatory omega-3's. It's quick enough for a weeknight, and a dish you will want to make again and again.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4



  • 1 wild caught salmon filet 1 to 1½ pounds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp avocado or extra-virgin olive oil
  • tsp paprika
  • himalayan pink salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Avocado Salsa

  • avocados, chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • tsp avocado or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the salmon on the baking sheet, skin side down, if using skin-on. Season the salmon with the garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub the fish on all sides to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  • Bake until soft and flaky, about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of your filet.
  • While the salmon bakes, make the avocado salsa. In a small bowl, mix together the avocado, red onion, cilantro, oil, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Don't overmix or you'll break down the avocado too much.
  • Let the salmon rest for 5 minutes before serving topped with the salsa.

This recipe is adapted from The Goodful Cookbook