Grilled salmon and avocado salad with zesty cilantro lime dressing

Grilled salmon and avocado salad with zesty cilantro lime dressing

Indulge in the delightful flavors of a Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad, complemented by a zesty Spicy Cumin Lime Cilantro Dressing. This easy-to-follow recipe combines the richness of grilled salmon, the creaminess of avocado, and the freshness of various salad greens, creating a healthy and delicious meal.


Ingredients for the salad (2 servings) :

  • Around 8-10 cups of lettuce or your preferred salad greens
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes, Sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


Ingredients for the grilled salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


Ingredient for the spicy cilantro dressing:

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 diced hot pepper (for a non-spicy variation, use a small, sweet pepper)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste




For the grilled (or airfried) salmon:

  1. Rub salmon fillets with the spice mix (salt, coriander, cumin, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper).
  2. Grill to your preferred doneness.


For the spicy Lime cilantro dressing:

  1. In a jar, combine lime juice, olive oil, diced hot pepper (or sweet pepper), ground cumin, chopped cilantro, and salt.
  2. Close the jar and shake well.


Assembling the Salad:

  • In a salad bowl, place the vegetables and top the salad with grilled salmon. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
  • Serve immediately. 



Dietitians Tip:

For those watching their caloric intake, you can reduce the amount of olive oil in the dressing and opt for a lighter drizzle. Additionally, using grilled chicken or tofu instead of salmon makes it a wonderful option for a plant-based variation.



Nutritional value per serving:

Energy(Kcal): 515

Fats: 27g

Carbohydrates: 24g

Protein: 47g



Eleana Liasidou

Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist, BSc, MSc