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!
One of the BEST Salmon Recipes You’ll Try!
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.
The salmon is perfectly seasoned and cooked, and has those nice grill marks giving it a tempting lightly charred flavor.
And that this colorful salsa has the best blend of flavors and textures! It compliments the salmon so incredibly well.
Then the bed of coconut rice is the perfect base for the salmon and salsa.
If you haven’t had coconut rice yet you need to make it today! It is one of my favorite rice dishes that I make all the time and it’s so easy to prepare.
How to Make this Grilled Salmon with Salsa – Watch the Video!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make the Salmon
- Salmon fillets – the main ingredient. Rich in protein and nutrients!
- Olive oil – keeps the exterior for drying and sticking.
- Lime – adds so much bright flavor.
- Garlic – adds another layer of flavor.
Ingredients for the Mango Avocado Salsa
- Mango – adds fresh natural sweetness.
- Red bell pepper – adds more texture and color.
- Red onion – a little goes a long way here. Rinse it so it’s not so harsh first.
- Avocado – adds a delicious creaminess.
- Cilantro and lime – adds classic Mexican flavors to the salsa
- Olive oil and coconut water – this isn’t a must here but I like that bit of richness and moisture it adds.
Ingredients for the Coconut Rice
- Coconut Water – it adds flavor to the rice.
- Canned coconut milk – don’t confuse this with coconut milk beverage. The canned stuff is much creamier and richer.
- Jasmine rice – stick with jasmine, it has more flavor than plain long grain white rice.
Can I Bake the Salmon in the Oven?
During the winter months you can also cook this salmon in a grill pan or bake it in the oven. The baked version won’t be quite as good because you won’t get the light char but when it’s zero degrees outside it’s what we do.
To do so bake salmon in a greased 13 by 9-inch baking dish in preheated 400 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.
More Salmon Favorites to Try!
- Grilled Salmon with Greek Salsa and Orzo
- Skillet Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
- Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Broccoli
- Creamy Salmon Piccata
- Baked Lemon Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
- Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice
Here you have one of the ultimate summer meals! Flaky tender salmon is topped with a bright and creamy mango avocado salsa and served alongside of bed or rich coconut rice. Sure to impress anyone lucky enough to try it!
- 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
- 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
- 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
For the salmon: 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.
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: 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: 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.
Serve salmon warm with coconut rice top with avocado mango salsa.