Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa
Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa is the perfect weeknight meal! It’s full of flavors, gluten free, and a crowd pleaser!

Cajun salmon is so easy to make on the stovetop! Brush it with oil, pat it with spices, and pan-fry until it’s cooked through!

I love topping this spiced salmon with some sweet and creamy strawberry avocado salsa.

I’m serving this salmon up with some fluffy quinoa but you can serve it over a salad, rice, or even cauliflower rice!

Ingredients for this cajun salmon recipe

It’s really only a few ingredients to make this salmon! If you have a well-stocked spice rack, you should be set!

  • Salmon: I’m only using two filets for this recipe but if you’re serving more than two people just increase the number of filets you cook.
  • Refined coconut oil: I like to melt and then brush the coconut oil, but if you have olive oil or avocado oil, that works too!
  • Spices like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and salt will give you a delish cajun blend!

How to make Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa:

Make the quinoa. Put rinsed quinoa, broth, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in a pot. Bring it to a boil, then turn down the heat. Continue to simmer with the lid on until all the water is absorbed. You can also prep this ahead of time if need be.

Prep the salmon. While the quinoa is cooking, brush the salmon with melted coconut oil and pat the spices on top.

Cook the salmon. Place the remaining coconut oil in a pan over high heat. Place the fish top side down and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the fish so it’s skin-side down. Cover and cook on high for 4 minutes.

Make the salsa. While the salmon is cooking, combine the avocado, strawberries, sesame seeds, agave, and sesame oil to a bowl and mix everything together.

Plate & enjoy! When the salmon is done cooking, plate the quinoa, place the salmon on top, and add the strawberry and avocado on top. I sprinkled some additional sesame seeds and was good to go!

Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa

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Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: serves 2 1x
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: salmon
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Cajun Salmon + Strawberry Avocado Salsa is the perfect weeknight meal! It’s full of flavors, gluten free, and a crowd pleaser!


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Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Salmon

  • 2 salmon filets, 6 – 8 oz. each
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted for brushing and cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Salsa

  • 1/2 avocado, cut in cubes
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Put the rinsed quinoa, broth, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in a medium pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium-low.
  3. Continue to simmer the quinoa with the lid on until all the broth is absorbed. You can also prep this ahead of time.
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, brush the salmon with melted coconut oil and pat the spices on top.
  5. Place the remaining coconut oil in a pan over high heat.
  6. Place the fish, top side down, in the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Flip the fish so it’s skin-side is down.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on high for 4 minutes.
  9. While the salmon is cooking, combine the avocado, strawberries, sesame seeds, agave, and sesame oil to a bowl and mix everything together.
  10. When the salmon is done cooking, plate the quinoa, add the fish on top and add the strawberry and avocado on top. Sprinkle with some additional sesame seeds and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 filet
  • Calories: 972
  • Sugar: 17.2g
  • Sodium: 1159mg
  • Fat: 59.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.7g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Protein: 60.4g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg

Keywords: cajun salmon, cajun salmon recipe

You guys are going to love this! It’s such a yummy combo of flavors!! Enjoy! xo