Salmon with apple cucumber avocado salsa •
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Salmon with Apple, Cucumber, Avocado Salsa Recipe

A simple 15 minute meal - Salmon with Apple, Cucumber, and Avocado Salsa
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fish, Gluten Free
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb salmon
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 honey crisp apple
  • 1 tablespoon mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice from 1/2 lime)
  • 1/3 cup Girards Champagne Vinegar Dressing, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 small endive (optional)


  • Start by chopping the apple, cucumber, and avocado. Place them all in a bowl and add in chopped mint, lime juice, and the 1/4 cup of salad dressing. Stir to combine.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Slice the fresh salmon into 4 equal parts, then pat dry and sprinkle sea salt over each. Cook the salmon over medium high heat skin side down first. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the skin starts to release from the surface of the skillet (be careful not to overcook as you still want some pink in the middle). Then flip and and cook skin side up for an additional 1-2 minutes (just to brown the top). *see note on cooking time
  • Mix the chopped lettuces with the extra two tablespoons of dressing. Add in 3/4 of the apple mixture and toss. Taste and add more dressing as needed.
  • Serve salmon on top of greens then add more of the apple salsa to the top. Garnish with extra mint.


Cooking times for salmon depend on the thickness of the fillet. For thinner fillets cook for a shorter time, then continue to cook the thicker portions. You want the middle of the salmon fillet to be pink.