Honey Glazed Salmon with Citrus Avocado Salsa

A healthy salmon recipe made with nutritious salmon fillets and a bright, creamy orange avocado salsa.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Salmon Recipe
Prep Time: 19 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 8 tsp honey , divided
  • 8 tsp flour , divided
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salsa

  • 1 large hass avocado , peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion (I like to run under cool water to remove harsh bite)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 small navel oranges , peeled, segmented and diced*
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro , chopped
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working with 2 salmon fillets at t time, sprinkle tops of fillets with salt and pepper, then drizzle tops with 1 tsp honey and rub over salmon to evenly cover, then sprinkle tops with 1 tsp flour and spread to cover. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, once oil is hot add 2 salmon fillets to pan and cook until bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. While they cook, sprinkle tops of fillets in pan with salt and pepper then drizzle and rub top with 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp flour. Carefully rotate salmon and cook until bottom is golden, about 2 minutes longer. Repeat process with remaining 2 fillets.
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray then transfer salmon to baking sheet. Bake in preheated until cooked through, about 7 - 10 minutes longer (cook time will vary depending on thickness of salmon). Serve warm with citrus avocado salsa.
  3. For the salsa:
  4. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and gently toss, while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. *This can also be made without the oranges, just omit the oranges and orange zest and use 2 avocados and up lime zest to 2 tsp.
  6. Recipe source: salmon portion adapted from my other recipe here