March 29, 2013

Healthy Meals (006): Southwest Salmon with Avocado Salad

I've been getting back into my cooking groove after taking a hiatus earlier this year.  I love to cook and try new recipes.  Given that my day job often involves very few tangible outcomes, I'm happy to enjoy things at home that show results, like mowing the lawn, cleaning, making dinner, etc.  It's nice to have a visual indicator of progress.  Given that it's National Nutrition Month, I have been trying to cook more healthy dinners and specifically more fish.  I was feeling a little bit adventurous with my salmon the other night and crafted a pretty tasty, albeit a bit spicy, meal.

You may remember from this post that salmon and avocado are vitamin-packed super foods for runners.

Southwest Salmon with Avocado Salad

  • Salmon filets - 3/4-1 lb
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, plus lime wedge for serving
  • Southwest seasoning (like Emeril's)
  • 1 can Rotel with green chilies
  • 1 Avocado, rough dice
  • 1/4 C chopped bell pepper (I used orange)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Mixed greens (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Put salmon on plate and top with lime juice.  Sprinkle seasoning liberally (I used about 1-2 tsp).  Let rest 10 minutes before putting in the oven.  Place on baking sheet or baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook 12-15 minutes or until no longer pink (har had, salmon is always pink...just not the raw kinda pink) in the center and flakes with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, place the Rotel in a small mixing bowl.  Add bell pepper and avocado and mix gently until just combined.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve salmon with lime wedge and a cup of avocado salad.  Serve over salad greens, if desired


  1. Replies
    1. We both love avocados and they are one of those superfoods that you can eat without guilt!

  2. Ohh! That looks delish! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This sounds delicious! I have a few avocado in my fridge so I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yeah, I just bought some Salmon and I have avocados! No rotel in the house, but I'll figure out a substitute. Thanks! : )

    1. You might be able to substitute salsa and still have a nice flavor. Enjoy!