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!

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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!

Want to see how easy this lime salmon and coconut rice recipe is? Watch the video!

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.

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Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

4.74 from 19 votes

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!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: light summer meals, salmon recipes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 56 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 739 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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

For The Salmon

  1. 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). 
  2. 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).

For The Coconut Rice;

  1. 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.

For The Avocado-Mango Salsa;

  1. 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.
  2. Serve salmon warm with coconut rice top with avocado mango salsa.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 739 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Potassium 1495mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 29.9%
Vitamin C 76.4%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 17.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

111 comments

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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