Pan Seared Spice Crusted Salmon Recipe

By Rena |

Pan Seared Salmon recipe – coated with savory spice and topped with a simple to make avocado salsa. This delicious salmon recipe is the perfect healthy dinner option to add to your weekly lunch or dinner menu.

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Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa

Delicious healthy meals are sometimes hard to come by, but this is one of those meals that is so tasty, you forget about how healthy it is for you. The aroma of spicy crunchy salmon will fill the air with the most mouth-watering aroma.

Also, waiting to get a sample of this juicy Spice-Crusted Pan Seared Salmon recipe will be tough. I love the aroma of this recipe while it cooks. Serve this salmon recipe with Brown rice, quinoa, or add over salad. This Spice-Crusted Salmon recipe is sure to be a hit and one that you will find making its way onto your table quite often.

Spice Crusted Salmon with Avocado Salsa

What are the benefits of eating Salmon?

Let’s talk about more reasons to make this Pan Seared Salmon recipe. The benefits of eating Salmon. It’s essential to add omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Salmons are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium, and choline. These are very good for brain function and neurological health. They help reduce the risk of heart disease and have high amounts of protein. Furthermore, Salmon has also been linked to improved bone health because of the combination of polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D found in them.

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How to make this Pan Seared Spice-Crusted Salmon with Avocado Salsa:

Pan Seared Spice-Crusted Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa

Salmon coated in savory spices and seared to perfection, topped with refreshing avocado salsa.
4.72 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Rena


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice


  • For the salmon: In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the salmon.
  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the salmon, spice side down, and cook for 4-6 minutes per side or until done.
  • For the salsa: Place the avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl. Gently toss to combine and season with salt.
  • Spoon the salsa over the salmon and serve.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 953mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. KathyD says

    5 stars
    Delicious and really easy to prepare! I loved the blackened salmon crust and flavor. The avocado salsa was the perfect topper. Thank you!

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