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Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Salsa on a white plate with a black fork taking a bite
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Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.5g33%
Saturated Fat 3.2g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 94.8mg32%
Sodium 130.3mg6%
Potassium 1044.5mg30%
Carbohydrates 6.7g2%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 35.1g70%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 20.4mg25%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 servings
Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Salsa is an easy, healthy, low carb, Whole30 fish recipe. It can be cooked up super quick, making it perfect for a busy weeknight or an elegant date night dinner! 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • taco seasoning (to cover flesh parts of salmon)
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the salmon fillets generously with taco seasoning.
  2. When pan is hot, add the salmon, flesh side down, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook fish all the way through (uncovered), about 5 more minutes. You can check the middle of the salmon with a fork to make sure it is heated and beginning to flake. (This timing is usually perfect for me. You don't want overcooked salmon and it will continue to cook a bit even after removed from heat.)*
  3. While the salmon is cooking, prepare the avocado salsa.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir gently until combined.
  5. Once salmon is cooked through, remove skin with a fork and transfer to a plate. Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*If your salmon fillets are extra thick, you may want to cook them for 1-2 more minutes.

*If preferred you can rub your salmon with seasoning, cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes and up to one day.

Author: Kim
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pan seared salmon, salmon with avocado, whole30 salmon

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