Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo


Before summer is officially over I decided I better get in a few more tasty meals featuring the best of the summer produce while it’s still in season, and so here we are. This Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa is unbelievably delicious and it’s actually so easy to prepare! Yes it may require a bit of chopping and I definitely recommend chopping everything itty bitty – to give it more of a salsa fresca type feel rather than a salad, but the extra bit of chopping is so worth it in the end!

My husband, my mom and myself couldn’t get over how good this was (especially for how easy it was to make it)! I also love how it all comes together so well, the salsa goes perfectly with the salmon as well as the orzo.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo | Cooking Classy

This salsa would also be delicious on chicken or beef if that’s what you’ve got on hand but do try it at least once with the salmon because it is oh so good! I think I’ll have to squeeze this one it at least one or two more times before it starts too cold for grilling outside. I just love all the freshness in these meal, and I can never get enough of those zesty Greek flavors!


Want to see how to make this grilled salmon recipe? Watch the video!

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo | Cooking ClassyGrilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo | Cooking Classy Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo | Cooking Classy Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo | Cooking Classy


Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo

5 from 2 votes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil , divided, plus more for brushing grill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes , diced (1 cup)
  • 1/2 of a cucumber , peeled and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 medium avocado , peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta (2.5 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp finely minced fresh oregano


  1. Prepare orzo according to directions on package, drain (I recommend tossing with just a little olive oil). Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 400 degrees. Meanwhile chop ingredients for salsa). Brush both sides of the salmon fillets with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. Brush clean grill grates lightly with olive oil then place salmon on grill (close lid) grill until cooked though, about 3 minutes per side.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl toss together tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, kalamata olives, garlic, avocado, feta, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil, parsley and oregano. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Divide drained orzo among 4 plates then add a salmon fillet to each plate. Top each serving with plenty of the salsa, both over the salmon and the orzo. Serve immediately.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Taste of France: This looks so good and healthy. That salsa really takes something ordinary and elevates it to a special Greek-inflected treat. September 5, 2016 at 1:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It really does! Thanks for leaving a comment! September 7, 2016 at 10:19am Reply

  • Christina @ The Blissful Balance: This looks like it’s bursting with flavor – I love Mediterranean flavors!! This is gorgeous, will definitely need to make before Summer is over! xo September 5, 2016 at 5:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Christina! September 7, 2016 at 10:19am Reply

  • Courtney: Hello! This looks great! If my salmon still has the scaley skin on it should I leave it on while grilling or cut it off first?


    Courtney September 5, 2016 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Courtney: Oops sorry I just saw it says skinless haha September 5, 2016 at 12:18pm Reply

  • june: This look so good. Great menu for dinner. September 5, 2016 at 8:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks June! September 7, 2016 at 10:15am Reply

  • Kali: Sounds so yummy:-)
    Kali September 5, 2016 at 11:02pm Reply

  • Amanda: Sounds and looks delish! Where are your bowls from?? September 7, 2016 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Cathy: Made this meal for dinner last night using steel head trout and brown rice. Fantastic and having fresh farm veggies brought out the flavor. Will make again next time with Salmon but was not available. September 8, 2016 at 8:54am Reply

  • Cathy: Made for dinner fantastic. Will make again September 8, 2016 at 8:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed it Cathy! Thanks for your review! September 16, 2016 at 10:25pm Reply

  • Yasmin: I don’t like cooking, but this was not only super easy but yummy, the salmon will be my go to salad September 12, 2016 at 9:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you liked it! Thanks for your comment Yasmin! September 16, 2016 at 10:27pm Reply

  • Elaine: Hi there, I have used many of your recipes and they are fantastic! This will be my next one to try, as it looks delicious as well. I do have a request though: your photos are absolutely divine (!) : could you give an option to print with a photo as well on your site? I usually copy and paste but I bet many others would join in my chorus! Thank you so much for all the deliciousness! September 19, 2016 at 1:37pm Reply

  • Kelly: Hi! I just wanted to share with you how much I love this recipe. My boyfriend and I made it a while ago and we were so amazed by how delicious it is and how easy it was to make. Now it’s one of our regular meals, and absolutely our favorite. And we’re way faster at making it now! Thank you SO much!
    Also, I highly recommend mixing in a little bit of the parsley with the orzo, for looks. May 11, 2017 at 9:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Kelly! May 25, 2017 at 11:49am Reply

  • Boxon: The grilled salmon looks delicious! Will try this recipe, but with other types of fish because salmon stuff is expensive and rare in my area :) May 14, 2017 at 10:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it! It would also be delicious with chicken as well. May 16, 2017 at 12:56am Reply

  • Sue Therien: This was so very delicious..will definitely make this again!! February 10, 2018 at 5:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the feedback, glad you loved it! February 12, 2018 at 10:11am Reply

  • Josie: Looks great, can’t wait to try this! February 12, 2018 at 7:44am Reply

  • Rory: Oh! This was SO delicious! Left out olives as I’m not a fan. Big hit even with my 9 yo who sometimes turns her nose up to new dishes. This one will stay in our rotation! 😊 March 10, 2018 at 5:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it! March 12, 2018 at 10:26am Reply

  • Karen W: So easy and such great flavor! I grilled the salmon on a George Foreman grill, simple, delicious and healthy! April 29, 2018 at 8:08pm Reply

Add your comment:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright 2011-2018 Cooking Classy | Privacy Policy
Design by cre8d