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Trattore Estate Wines & Dry Creek Olive Company

Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber Salsa
Recipe Date:
May 31, 2022
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An easy, healthy and tasty summer meal that combines salmon fillets rubbed with chili powder and cumin, then seared to perfection on a hot grill. They are placed over butter lettuce, or baby romaine tossed in a zesty, creamy yogurt-based cilantro lime dressing, then topped with a cool avocado cucumber salsa.

Mexican Spiced Salmon:

  • 4 x 6 oz salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Lime for garnish

Avocado Salsa: 

  • 1 avocado (ripe but slightly firm) diced
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • ½ jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • 3 teaspoons Dry Creek Olive Co. Healdsburg Blend extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Creamy yogurt dressing: 

  • ½ C plain Greek yogurt
  • lime juice from one small lime
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • ⅛ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

3-4 heads of butter lettuce ( or baby romaine) 1 per person

  1. Preheat the grill to medium
  2. In a small bowl, make the spice rub -mix salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin. Rub all sides of salmon with the spice rub.
  3. Make the salsa - Mix all ingredients except avocado in a medium bowl. Gently fold in avocado last, so it stays intact, and don’t over mix; you don’t want it mushy.
  4. Make the dressing - Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Quarter lettuce vertically. Set aside. 
  6. Grill salmon over medium heat on a well-greased grill for a few minutes on each side until the desired (preferably medium or medium-rare). A thin metal spatula is best here to turn. Squeeze with a bit of lime juice.
  7. Assemble: Toss lettuce gently with a bit of dressing, just enough to coat. Lay on a plate, creating a bed for the salmon. Place salmon over the top, then spoon the avocado salsa over the top. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs.

Recipe from feasting at home