BBQ Grilled Salmon & Avocado Salsa

If you are like me, you cook to eat and eat to live. Needless to say they go hand in hand. You may also be like me and the extent of your adventures in the kitchen revolves around slapping a bit of meat on the grill and knocking up a salad or chucking a bag of steamed vegies in the microwave to have on the side.

Recently, a cooking page called Tasty has been coming up in my newsfeed offering easy and as the name suggests tasty meals. The other day this meal came up that caught my eye. It looked simple and well….tasty.

Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6.

Avocado is packed full of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

All of which have amazing health benefits so what’s not to love? Below you can find the recipe as lifted from the Tasty Facebook page.

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Next time I’ll add chopped tomato to the salsa.

INGREDIENTS

For the salmon:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
4 salmon fillets

For the avocado salsa:
2 avocados
1/4 red onion
1 lime, juiced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt

Optional:
Chopped cilantro (for garnish)

1. In a large bowl, mix oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Coat the salmon fillets with the marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Grill the salmon on high heat for two minutes each side.
3. In a separate bowl, lightly toss avocados, 1/4 red onion, the juice from one lime, 1 Tbsp. olive oil and salt to taste.
4. Spoon avocado salsa on top of the cooked salmon.

Top with finely cut cilantro and enjoy!

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