Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa

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It's light, refreshing, and the perfect salmon dish for any day of the week!

broiled salmon with avocafo grapefruit salsa

This recipe for Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa couldn’t be any easier! Simply brush your salmon with a chile-spiced oil and broil, then top with the salsa. The tangy salsa creates yummy balance with the spice in the salmon, while the avocado adds healthy fat. Serve this broiled salmon over a bed of mixed greens or even veggie noodles. It’s light, refreshing, and the perfect salmon dish for a warm spring or summer day!

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Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa

This tangy and spicy salmon dish a sure to become a favorite recipe in your collection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 salmon fillet and 3/4 cup salsa (approximately)
Course Condiment, Dinner
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


For the Salmon

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder "regular" chili powder can be substituted
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces salmon fillets 2 fillets

For the Salsa

  • 1 avocado peeled, pit removed, and diced small
  • 1 red grapefruit peeled and cut into small segments
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons red onion minced


For the Salmon

  • Preheat broiler, lightly spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Combine olive oil, chili powder, garlic, salt, and ground pepper and mix well. Place salmon skin side down on prepared sheet. Gently brush fillets with a small amount of oil mix and place in oven. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, rotate the pan 180 degrees and brush with additional oil mix and broil for 3 to 5 more minutes. Repeat this process until salmon is golden brown, firm, and flaky. Remove from oven and rest for 2 or 3 minutes before serving.

For the Salsa

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Spoon on top of broiled salmon and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1salmon fillet and 3/4 cup salsa (approximately) | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 1261mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1774IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo

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