Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa- on your plate in 20 minutes!

This delicious chili-rubbed grilled salmon recipe is easy peasy: slap on a brown sugar-chili powder rub, grill it up, and serve with a delicious 5-minute avocado and cherry tomato salsa.  On your plate in 20 minutes!

I seem to have my days and my week-ends and my weeks and my months mixed up…

I mean, it’s July right?!  Not late August…that can’t be right…NO…

And it’s Wednesday?!  What the…

OK, I have just returned from holidays, which always leaves me a little dizzy, but returning on a Monday night left me extra confused.  Because Tuesday felt like the WORST MONDAY EVER and now it’s Wednes-Friday because Ben is off work on Thursday/Friday.

Are you confused, too?  Well…whatever day/week/month/year it is, there is grilled salmon and avocado salsa.  And it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, you’re definitely going to like this one!

  Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa- on your plate in 20 minutes!

Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa- on your plate in 20 minutes!

And the best thing about this dish is that you can totally pull this one off even if you are a major procrastinator like me.  As in you frequently find yourself at 5pm wondering freaking out about what you are going to make for dinner.

This grilled salmon is great: no marinade.  Just a rub that you can throw together in a matter of minutes.  Then slather it all over some salmon.  ALL OVER, you hear me?  Don’t be stingy.  You are going to think it’s too much rub, but it’s not.  Because I said so.

This extra thick layer of chili powder-brown sugar-black pepper rub gets all caramelized and a little sticky and a lot yummy on the BBQ, and you are going to want every last bit of it.

Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa- on your plate in 20 minutes!

Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa- on your plate in 20 minutes!

Then comes my favorite part:  avocado salsa!!

Because life, and dinner, would not be complete without a creamy, avocado-lime-cilantro-cherry tomato salsa.

Avocados and grilled salmon? This is one of those flavor combos where you might think “I don’t know…”.  But as soon as that fork hits your tongue, you will be saying “avocados and salmon…yeah!”

The salsa also brings additional moisture to your grilled salmon…it is so easy to overcook the salmon {at least at our house it is 😉 }, so this is a great way to take the pressure off of the chef.

So: hardly any effort.  Deeelicious, flavorful, creamy chili-lime-avocado salmon.  BARELY ANY DISHES.  Are you guys with me yet?

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Chili-Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
 
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This delicious salmon recipe requires virtually no advanced preparation: slap on a brown sugar-chili powder rub, grill it up, and serve with a delicious 5-minute avocado and cherry tomato salsa. On your plate in 20 minutes!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Chili-Rubbed Salmon
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
Avocado Salsa
  • 2 avocados, diced into 1 cm cubes
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • juice of one lime
Instructions
Chili-Rubbed Salmon
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry. Brush salmon fillets with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder, ground cumin, pepper and salt. Spread generously over the salmon fillets.
  4. Cook salmon on grill (over direct heat) for 12-15 minutes.
To Oven-Bake:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Bake salmon on parchment-lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through.
Avocado Salsa
  1. Combine all ingredients and serve immediately

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