Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa! It’s a mix of spicy (from the seasoning mix) and cool (from the avocado cucumber salsa) and when you put everything together it’s a recipe for success!


    • 1-2 pound piece salmon
    • 2 tablespoons ground paprika
    • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
For the Avocado Cucumber Salsa
  • 2 persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 avocados, peeled, seeded, diced
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


    1. In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano.
    2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place salmon on foil lined baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and season the top liberally with the spice mixture. Reserve extra for another use.
    3. Bake salmon for about 15-20 minutes until done. Remove and transfer to a serving platter. Top with Avocado Cucumber Salsa and lemon wedges before serving.
For the Avocado Cucumber Salsa
  1. Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.