Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

06.25.2016

Here you have one of the ultimate summer meals! The first week of summer requires a little celebrating, right? So why not go all out with dinner tonight and make something special – something tropical like this incredibly delicious Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice! This is a restaurant quality meal that you can make and enjoy in the comfort of your own home and it’s packed with fresh, irresistible flavors that will leave you craving more!

Grilled Lime Salmon with Mango-Avocado Salsa and Coconut Rice | Cooking Classy

I absolutely love the combination here of the slightly charred lime salmon with the sweet, fruity salsa and the rich and creamy coconut rice. It is all a match made in Heaven. If you haven’t had coconut rice yet you need to make it today! It is one of my favorite rice dishes and it’s so easy to prepare. I made this version with Zico Coconut Water, canned coconut milk and jasmine rice and it’s one of my new go-to rice recipes!

I love Zico Coconut Water because it’s all natural 100% coconut water, plus it’s a great natural source of electrolytes. Did you know Zico Coconut Water has five electrolytes – sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus? And it has as much potassium as a banana and no added sugar.  Now I call that a healthy way to stay hydrated! Yes coconut water is often seen just as a drink or something you can mix into smoothies but it’s also great for cooking and you can even use it in baking! You can add it to soups or curries, or try it out like I did here by replacing the water when preparing coconut rice.

Make this amazing meal soon! It will definitely be a highlight of a nice summers day!

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Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

5 from 4 votes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Lime Salmon

  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil , plus more for grill
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Coconut Rice

  • 1 1/2 cups Zico Coconut Water
  • 1 1/4 cups canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice , rinsed well and drained well
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Avocado-Mango Salsa

  • 1 large mango , peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (1/2 large)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion , rinsed under water and drained
  • 1 large avocado , peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Zico Coconut Water
  • Salt and pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. For the salmon:
  2. In an 11x7-inch baking dish whisk together olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste (a fair amount of each). Place salmon in baking dish, cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator 15 - 30 minutes, then flip salmon to opposite side and allow to marinate 15 - 30 minutes longer. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat during last 10 minutes of marinating.
  3. Brush grill grates with oil. Place salmon on grill and grill about 3 minutes per side or until just cooked through (turn carefully as the salmon will be fragile).
  4. For the coconut rice:
  5. While salmon is marinating prepare coconut rice. In a medium saucepan bring coconut water, coconut milk, rice and salt to a full boil. Cover and simmer until liquid has been absorbed (there may be just a little bit of excess liquid in center which you can drain off), about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then let rest 5 minutes.
  6. For the avocado-mango salsa:
  7. While the salmon is grilling prepare salsa. In a medium bowl toss together mango, bell pepper, cilantro, red onion, avocado, lime juice, olive oil and coconut water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve salmon warm with coconut rice top with avocado mango salsa.
  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

This post is sponsored by Zico Coconut Water. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands I love which help make this blog possible!

74 comments

  • Kristi: Hi Jaclyn,

    Thanks for sharing this! My husband and I love all your recipes. It looks incredible and I’m going to make it tonight. Where did you get the bowls/plates that you serve it in? They are so cute!

    Thanks,
    Kristi June 26, 2016 at 6:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love this recipe Kristi! I got the bowls from Crate and Barrel. I love the wood collection they have! June 27, 2016 at 11:00am Reply

  • Amy: Hi! This looks SO delicious — one of the best reasons to get your recipes sent straight to my inbox. I would love to make this & try Zico coconut water for the first time. However, I don’t have a grill. Would I be able to do this on an indoor grill skillet over the stove for the same amount of time? Or, could I bake it in the oven? Not sure how it would affect taste / time of cooking. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! June 26, 2016 at 10:11am Reply

  • Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen: This is a perfect summertime meal right here!!! Beautiful salsa!! I’ll be making this recipe sometime this week!! June 27, 2016 at 6:52am Reply

  • Zori: I love your blog, I am so happy I’ve found it. Fresh and light meals with a lot of colour. Can’t wit to try this one.
    Cheers! June 27, 2016 at 10:11am Reply

  • laura: Jaclyn, I’m so happy to have found you! I’ve only tried a couple of recipes so far and they were delicious. We will be making a whole lot more. Your photos are gorgeous and all your instructions are so easy to follow. Where do I find Zica coconut water? Is it in the water aisle at the grocery store? Thanks so much for an excellent blog. June 28, 2016 at 8:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you found my blog too Laura! And I’m happy to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipes you’ve tried!
      There are a few places you may find the Zico Coconut Water – sometimes it’s by the other premium chilled juices like by the Naked and Odwalla juices. There’s also a shelf stable version which you might find in the health foods section or near the other shelf stable juices. Hope that helps! June 28, 2016 at 11:26am Reply

    • Urban @urbanskitchen.com: Best place I’ve found to buy Zico Coconut Water is at Costco! And it’s good quality! I often buy it by the case mostly to drink for hydration or use in smoothies as it’s also high in Potassium which is good for the body, however I’ve also occasionally cooked with it as liquid Stock. At Costco it’s about 9 quart size cartons in a case for under $20 and hard to beat that price anywhere else. However Costco does have the Coconut 🌴 Water in smaller case and smaller size for a little less. May 16, 2017 at 7:40am Reply

  • Ann.potts@virgin.net: Some of us can’t find the ingredients you refer to in our local shops. (I live in a large village.)

    Can you offer us any help or alternatives?

    Ann Potts June 28, 2016 at 5:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Which ingredients are you having a hard time finding? July 10, 2016 at 9:55pm Reply

  • Patricia Kaufman: Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious. I left out the avocado because I forgot to buy it but the salsa was still a winner. I did feel there was an awful lot of chopping, which I usually don’t mind but I got a late start. Next time, I might get some pre-chopped veggies. BTW, I have to say, Jacklyn, that Cooking Classy is the BEST food blog out there. I save ~85% of your recipes. I don’t know how you do it but thank you for the delicious and healthy inspirations. June 29, 2016 at 6:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Aw thanks Patricia! July 19, 2016 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Kim: This was really a wonderful dish! Perfect fancy family dinner! July 1, 2016 at 8:25pm Reply

  • Olivia: Oh my this looks so delicious! That Avocado-Mango Salsa looks so scrumptious with all the bright colours coming through! July 5, 2016 at 1:41pm Reply

  • Fiona: This recipe looks fantastic! Can you make the rice in a rice cooker? July 5, 2016 at 3:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that should be just fine. Hope you love it! July 5, 2016 at 9:03pm Reply

  • Christina: This is such a wondeful recipe! I have to try it out! Great recipe. July 6, 2016 at 5:29am Reply

  • Hazel: Hi! Is there a substitute for coconut water? I’m not sure if we have it where I live. Thank you! :) July 10, 2016 at 7:15pm Reply

  • Doreen: Thank you for this incredible recipe. It’s so refreshing. Delicious too. The flavor is just amazing. Definitely one if my favorite salmon dishes. July 22, 2016 at 7:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy you enjoyed it Doreen! July 25, 2016 at 10:51am Reply

  • Jackie: Delicious! July 25, 2016 at 11:05am Reply

  • Christine: I just made this for dinner. Not a fan of Salmon but this dish was absolutely amazing. I will definitely make this again! July 28, 2016 at 6:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Christine! August 1, 2016 at 3:43pm Reply

  • Millie: I made this for dinner this evening and it was a big hit. My husband and I loved it. I will be making it again. August 1, 2016 at 8:35pm Reply

  • Jen: Hi Jaclyn,

    Made this dish for dinner last night and it was a hit. So healthy and refreshing. Will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing this
    recipe :) August 3, 2016 at 12:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was enjoyed – thanks Jen! August 5, 2016 at 4:58pm Reply

  • Melody: This was so delicious! I really love the coconut rice! August 3, 2016 at 5:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Me too :), glad you liked it Melody! August 4, 2016 at 10:34pm Reply

  • Missy: This was great. I added lime zest and cilantro and a few squeezes of lime into the rice. August 8, 2016 at 8:14pm Reply

  • Mary Baker: Hi Jaclyn,
    This looks delicious! Two questions:1. Will this work with brown rice? I’m trying to use that instead of white rice whenever possible. 2. Is the flavor of coconut very strong in the rice? My kids are not big fans of coconut, but if it’s subtle I might get away with it. August 10, 2016 at 12:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’ve never made it with brown just because I love the flavor of it with the white. It would probably work with the brown but you’d have to adjust the liquid to rice ratio a bit. And the coconut flavor isn’t strong it just adds a little more flavor and a nice creaminess to the rice. August 11, 2016 at 12:02am Reply

  • vivian: This was an easy and delicious dinner for my family. Your directions are wonderful. The only change I made is to use parsley instead of cilantro. Thanks for a great recipe! August 30, 2016 at 6:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Vivian! August 31, 2016 at 10:32am Reply

  • Caitlin: This was so delicious! One of my very favorite salmon recipes now. The coconut rice and salsa are amazing!! Everything goes so well together. August 31, 2016 at 10:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy you enjoyed it Caitlin! August 31, 2016 at 10:30am Reply

  • Carol: This was one of the best things I’ve ever had. The rice was perfectly flavored with coconut, the salsa had a great balance of flavors and the marinade didn’t overpower the delicate flavor of the salmon. Everyone who ate it was in awe of how good it was. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you! September 14, 2016 at 9:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Carol! September 20, 2016 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Paul: Just made this dish for our anniversary dinner.
    Used Arctic Char rather than salmon.
    Absolutely amazing. Thank you September 18, 2016 at 6:28am Reply

  • Anise: It was delicious my family enjoyed it … September 18, 2016 at 5:58pm Reply

  • Tiffany: I’m new to cooking and I am so thankful I came across your website! My boyfriend is from the Caribbean and is an amazing cook and loves his seafood. He was so impressed with me after I cooked this meal! It was so delicious and so easy for a beginner like me. Love your page! I just favorited about 20 more recipes. Can’t wait to try them all. November 6, 2016 at 3:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Tiffany! November 7, 2016 at 1:09pm Reply

  • Geraldine: I loved this – definitely restaurant quality! The coconut rice is so creamy and doesn’t have a strong coconut flavour. Delicious! January 30, 2017 at 11:33am Reply

  • Ezra: Tried this today, delish! Thanks for the recipe. In and out of the kitchen pretty fast 😆. March 12, 2017 at 9:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Ezra! March 13, 2017 at 11:57pm Reply

  • Shelley: Made this tonight for myself, my son and dear friend…FABULOUS!!! Had never used coconut milk or water in a recipe although I have had Fillipino sticky rice which is similar but I love the texture of the rice. I steamed the fish rather than grilling it and sautéed it in the marinade. The salsa was AMAZING and we put it on both th fish and rice. We ate it all! DEFINITELY making this again!! !!! March 31, 2017 at 11:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear it was enjoyed Shelley! Isn’t coconut rice the best? Thanks for your comment! April 1, 2017 at 2:53pm Reply

  • Helene: I’m not a big fan of mango but I love 99.9999% of your recipes :)
    The pictures are very important to me and this is another reason to love your recipes.
    They all look so yummy ! Who wouldn’t want to take a bite ?
    Could you tell me what I could use instead of mango to keep the salsa as colorful as yours?
    You’re the best !! May 16, 2017 at 5:16am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you’ve enjoyed my recipes Helene! And thank you for the compliment!
      As far as the substitution goes I’d recommend necatrines, peaches or pineapple. May 16, 2017 at 11:23pm Reply

      • Helene: What excellent ideas !
        You are truly an artist (with food) LOL …
        Merci beaucoup May 17, 2017 at 4:06am Reply

  • Steve: I don’t have an outdoor grille. I do have an indoor electric grill from West Bend. Can I cook the meat on it instead of outdoors, and would it go for the same times? May 16, 2017 at 10:35am Reply

  • Tasha: I made this heavenly delicious dish for dinner last night, the family enjjjjoyed it. Colorful, healthy and tasty. I added a little bit of home made 🌴coconut oil in the rice, which enhanced the flavor. HEAVEN!!!!

    Thank you for Sharing that recipe.👌👌👌 May 21, 2017 at 4:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you loved it Tasha! May 25, 2017 at 11:27am Reply

  • Mallory: This looks great! Do you think I could do shrimp instead of salmon or perhaps both? May 24, 2017 at 9:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes shrimp would also be delicious! I’d probably grill them on skewers just so they are easier to handle and they won’t need as much time. May 25, 2017 at 10:54am Reply

  • Cari: Hello Jaclyn,

    One question: Sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk for this recipe?

    Thank you for the fabulous looking recipe, I will be making it tonight. June 5, 2017 at 7:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is unsweetened coconut milk, sorry for the late reply. I think in general unless a recipe states sweetened coconut milk you should go with unsweetened :). June 13, 2017 at 6:25pm Reply

  • Jen: I don’t like salmon so I made this with chicken breast and shrimp (grilled and sautéed). It’s delicious both ways but I really love it with shrimp. The salsa is wonderful and the coconut rice is the best I’ve ever had! June 8, 2017 at 11:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jen! I’m glad you loved it! June 9, 2017 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Cari: Jaclyn,

    Does this recipe require sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk?

    Thank you. June 10, 2017 at 3:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is unsweetened coconut milk. June 13, 2017 at 6:22pm Reply

  • Sara: Hi, this recipe looks delicious! But I don’t have a grill and I haven’t cooked salmon before. Would it be fine to marinate and then cook in a skillet? June 15, 2017 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Sue Piersa: Make ahead Question

    Can I make the avocado mango salsa in the morning and refrigerate it. Than take it out to room temperature to serve. June 30, 2017 at 8:06am Reply

  • Allison: Hi Jaclyn!

    I am so happy i found your site. I have been using your cupcake recipes for when I volunteer at children’s hospitals and they are ALWAYS a hit. Especially the dark chocolate cupcake with raspberry buttercream… OMG! so good.

    This and your grilled steak fajitas have become a regular in my house. I have a very picky other half and he loves these recipes. He suggested that I try this recipe but with mahi instead because he prefers white fish.
    Would this be a good substitute for fish but keep the marinade and everything else the same.

    Thanks! July 5, 2017 at 8:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s so kind of you to volunteer at a children’s hospital Allison! I need to make time to do more service like that. I’m so happy to hear people have enjoyed the cupcakes and that you have enjoyed some of my other recipes as well! As the substitution goes the mahi mahi should be just fine. July 7, 2017 at 9:49pm Reply

  • Dee Johnson: Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I followed it to the T cooking my salmon in my airfryer. It was a hit in my house! July 6, 2017 at 7:52am Reply

  • Kristina: Would you be able to prep this before hand? Like can I marinate the salmon overnight? And same thing with the rice can I make it ahead of time and then just reheat? August 1, 2017 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Elise: This is one of our favorite recipes thank you!! I have added a little chili powder to the salmon for a little spice and a jalapeño to the salsa. September 30, 2017 at 1:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this salmon recipe Elise! Thanks for your review! September 30, 2017 at 10:53pm Reply

  • Randi: Love it! We make it all the time! November 1, 2017 at 5:45pm Reply

  • Tyler-Rose Counts: This was sooo good! Possibly the best salmon recipe I’ve made all year. It was like dessert, but for dinner. Which is the best! I hope you don’t mind, I included this recipe on a list of my favorite salmon recipes on my blog.

    http://www.tylerrosecounts.com/salmon-recipe-round-up/ November 4, 2017 at 10:06am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Tyler – glad you loved it! November 6, 2017 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Jaime: I made this tonight. It was my first time grilling, went surprisingly well.. The salsa is delicious!
    I used brown rice and had to cook it for quite a bit longer. Will definitely make again! November 15, 2017 at 8:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! Thanks for leaving a review Jaime! November 16, 2017 at 1:32pm Reply

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