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Whole30 Recipes Pan Seared Salmon With Avocado Salsa
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Whole30 Recipes: Pan Seared Salmon With Avocado Salsa

A perfectly pan seared salmon dish with a creamy avocado salsa. You'll be craving this healthy dish on the reg!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, Salmon, Salsa, Whole30
Servings: 2
Calories: 665kcal


  • 12 oz salmon filets
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cubed (pretty much any tomato will work)
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup bone broth
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp DIVINO Lime Infused Olive Oil - optional


  • Prepare ingredients: Allow salmon filets to rest on the counter for 10 minutes. While they are resting, cube the tomato and avocado, chop cilantro/parsley, and dice the red onion. Set aside.
  • Make the sauce: In a small saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add bone broth, lemon juice, and zest. Simmer for 3 minutes and allow sauce to thicken a bit (it won't get very thick). Set aside.
  • Make avocado salsa: While sauce is cooking, in a medium sized mixing bowl combine 1 tbsp of olive oil, avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro/parsley, lime juice, and zest. Mix and set aside.
  • Cook salmon: Dab salmon dry with a paper towel, season with salt & pepper to taste and heat a non-stick pan (preferably a cast iron) with 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high heat. Sear salmon skin side down for 4-5 minutes, then flip and sear 2-3 minutes.
  • To Serve: Place salmon filets on plate and generously cover with each filet with lemon garlic sauce, then top with avocado salsa. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or parsley if desired. Optional: drizzle DIVINO Lime Infused Olive Oil over salmon for extra flavor.


Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 44.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.9mg