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Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Salsa and Cilantro Lime Dressing ...can be made in 20 minutes!|

Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber Salsa


An easy Summer salad with grilled salmon, avocado cucumber salsa over little gems lettuce with a creamy cilantro lime dressing….inspired by


Mexican Spiced Salmon:

  • 4 x 6 oz salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • Lime for garnish

Avocado Salsa: 

  • 1 avocado (ripe, but slightly firm) diced
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • ½ jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime- juice and zest
  • 23 teaspoons Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Creamy yogurt dressing: 

  • ½ C plain Greek yogurt
  • lime juice from one small lime
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • ⅛ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

3-4 heads little gems lettuce ( or baby romaine) 1 per person


  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. In a small bowl, make the spice rub -mix salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin. Rub all sides of salmon with the spice rub.
  3. Make the salsa. Mix all ingredients except avocado in a medium bowl. Gently fold in avocado last so it stays in tact, and don’t over mix, you don’t want it mushy.
  4. Make the dressing. Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Quarter lettuce vertically. Set aside.
  6. Grill salmon over medium heat on a well-greased grill, a few minutes on each side until desired doneness….preferable medium or medium rare. A thin metal spatula is best here to turn. Squeeze with a little lime juice.
  7. Assemble: Toss lettuce gently with a little dressing, just enough to coat. Lay on a plate, creating a bed for the salmon. Place salmon over top, then spoon the avacado salsa over top. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.


You can also pan-sear the salmon in a little olive oil or use a grill pan.

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