Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon is good for us. It is low in saturated fat, is one of the best sources of vitamin B12, contains healthy omega fatty acids and is a good source of protein, too. It's also loaded with potassium and other nutrients, like vitamin D and iron. In this particular recipe, the salsa is bursting with antioxidants for a wonderfully healthy combination.

4 servings
Prep Time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Total Time:
25 min


  • 2 mangos, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced, or 1/4 cup diced pepperoncini peppers
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon filets, skin-on
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • lime slices, for serving (optional)


  1. For the mango salsa, combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Garnish with cilantro. Cover and set aside.For the mango salsa, combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Garnish with cilantro. Cover and set aside.
  2. For the salmon, place salmon skin-side down on your work surface. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Dip a basting brush (or spoon) into olive oil mixture and brush onto salmon (or drizzle with a spoon and then spread over the fish with the back of the spoon).
  3. Preheat a medium-sized nonstick skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Place salmon into pan with the skin side up. Sear for about 4 minutes. To get a crispy, golden crust, do not move the salmon while it cooks (except for flipping).
  4. Gently flip salmon onto its side and sear for 1 minute. Repeat on the other side. Then flip salmon to skin side down and cook for about 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat and transfer salmon to a plate. Top salmon with mango salsa.