Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

This is another quick but deliciously gourmet dinner. It’s a fresh and healthy dish as well. The largest chunk of time is chopping all the vegetables and fruits for the mango avocado salsa. It’s a very summery dish, but it’s great to eat mid-winter when you’re missing the sun.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets

Cajun Spice Rub

  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Avocado and Mango Salsa

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red chili, finely diced
  • ¾ c. fresh parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice


In a small bowl, combine all the Cajun spice rub ingredients and stir.

Place the salmon fillets on a cutting board and rub the olive oil over all sides of the salmon fillets.

Sprinkle the spice rub over the salmon, using your hands to ensure all sides are covered.

Cook on a cast iron skillet over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side. The outside should start to blacken and crisp, leaving the salmon juicy inside.

Once the salmon is cooked, set aside.

In a large bowl, add all of the salsa ingredients and stir well.

Serve the salmon with an extra sprinkling of parsley alongside the salsa.

I found this recipe at Tasty.

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