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seared salmon topped with salsa
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Seared Salmon with Chipotle Salsa

This seared salmon with chipotle salsa is a light and healthy weeknight dinner option that's both gluten free and high in healthy fats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chipotle salsa, salmon with salsa, seared salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Erin


for the salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

for the salsa:

  • 3 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 3 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 avocado diced


  • Heat 1-2 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-high.
  • Combine olive oil and lime juice in a bowl, then brush mixture over salmon fillets; sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  • Add salmon to the skillet and place a lid on the skillet, cooking the salmon for 4 minutes on each side.
  • While the salmon is cooking, make the salsa: add all ingredients EXCEPT the avocado to your food processor and pulse for 10-15 seconds. You want everything to be combined but you still want it to be a little chunky.
  • To check if the salmon is is cooked, use a fork to cut down the middle. It should cut very easily and be flakey. If it's not, cook for an extra 1 minute on each side.
  • Remove salmon from the skillet and add the salsa. Top it off with diced avocado.
  • Enjoy!


-Calories are an estimation 
-Add more lime juice as needed


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 1363mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1610IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg