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Baked Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Oven baked salmon covered in a buttery chili lime sauce and topped with a delicious avocado mango salsa. This salmon is easy to make in less than 20 minutes, and packs out of this world flavorful. Paleo, and Whole30 too!



For the salmon:

  • 11 1/2 pound wild caught sockeye salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or butter, melted
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (omit for Whole30)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the mango avocado salsa:

  • 1 medium-large ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and lay the salmon on the baking sheet scale side down. In a small bowl, combine the melted ghee, lime juice, and honey. Pour and spread the mixture over the salmon, making sure the fillet is evenly covered. Season the salmon with the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder
  3. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature of salmon reaches 145 degrees.
  4. While salmon is cooking, prepare the mango avocado salsa. In a medium bowl, combine the diced avocado, mango, red onion, lime juice, salt and chopped cilantro. Gently toss the mixture and serve.


  • I prefer to use fresh wild caught salmon, but frozen salmon that’s been thawed will also work.
  • If you aren’t a cilantro lover, substitute using parsley.
  • If you prefer to grill the salmon, preheat the grill to medium heat. Lightly oil the grate and cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Use the instant read thermometer to check salmon around 12 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 696.5 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.9 mg

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