This salmon with Mediterranean salsa is a simple recipe that packs a ton of fresh flavor. All the components of a Greek salad, combined with nutrient-packed avocado, and served on top of the healthiest fish you can eat. Everything the doctor ordered!
Yes, there is a bit of chopping involved, but it shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes or so.
Salmon fillets can be cooked any way you want: pan seared, grilled, or in the oven. My very favorite method is grilled on a cedar plank, but that requires a bit of planning to pre-soak the plank – and good weather to take out the grill. Oven roasted is my go-to foolproof method.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, parsley, oregano, feta cheese, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are all the basic components of a traditional Greek salad. You could substitute, add or omit some, for example add bell pepper or omit feta cheese. The ingredients and proportions below result in the best possible taste in my opinion, but taste is personal!
We’ve added an avocado to the mix not only for its health benefits but also for the creaminess it provides.
You can serve this salsa with chicken as well, or on its own as a salad!
I like to serve this Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa with a whole grain like this gorgeous black rice or farro and a simple vegetable like spaghetti squash, zucchini or yellow squash, or cooked greens like spinach.
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Salmon with Mediterranean salsa
- 1 lb salmon fillet cut in 4 pieces
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1 cup roma tomato diced
- 1 cup cucumber diced
- 1/3 cup red onion chopped
- 1/3 cup kalamata olives chopped
- 1 avocado peeled and diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Chop tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, garlic and place in a bowl.
- Add lemon juice and 2 tbsp olive oil and toss together.
- Chop avocado, parsley and oregano. Add to the bowl.
- Add feta cheese crumbles and toss everything gently. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
- Brush both sides of salmon with 1 tbsp olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. Place on parchment paper. Bake 12 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.
- Serve salmon topped with salsa.