This Spicy Grilled Salmon has an easy to make, sweet/spicy rub that everyone will love! Topped with Avocado Salsa, this dinner is sure to please!
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Spicy Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

This Spicy Grilled Salmon has an easy to make, sweet/spicy rub that everyone will love! Topped with Avocado Salsa, this dinner is sure to please!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 salmon fillets (about 1.5 pounds total)
Calories: 0
Author: Jen Nikolaus

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh salmon fillets about 4 fillets

Spicy Salmon Rub:

  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne more or less depending on spice preference
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • olive oil as needed

Avocado Salsa:

  • 2 California Avocados diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup shallot finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • fresh cracked pepper & salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place salmon fillets on a plate. In a small bowl, mix together all of the rub ingredients, except the olive oil. Pat rub onto the fillets, coating each side as much as possible. Drizzle salmon with olive oil.
  • Take a paper towel and pour some olive oil on it. Using tongs, rub the oil covered paper towel onto the grill where the salmon will go.
  • Place salmon skin side UP on the grill. Close lid to the grill. Let cook for about 5 minutes and then flip over. Salmon is ready to be flipped when it easily comes off the grill. Close lid and let cook for another couple minutes until cooked through and easily flakes with a fork. Take off grill and let rest for a few minutes.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the avocado salsa in a medium sized bowl. When salmon is ready, top with avocado salsa, serve and enjoy!