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Pan Seared Spice-Crusted Salmon Recipe with Avocado Salsa

Salmon coated in savory spices and seared to perfection, topped with refreshing avocado salsa.
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