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!

Blackened Salmon from (@whatsgabycookin)

Serving a big side of salmon is my favorite way to feed 6+ people! It’s a no-brainer when it comes to prep work and you can serve it up alongside a big loaded salad and a few of your favorite sides like this or this.

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa from (@whatsgabycookin)

You’ll have a little bit of the spice mixture left over after whipping this up – and it’s great on some grilled chicken, steak, shrimp or another fish! You could even sprinkle it over a sheet pan of veggies before roasted to give everything a good kick!


Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Marian Cooper Cairns / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Tori//Gringalicious

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing main and I’ve never even thought of adding cucumbers to my salsa before! It’s brilliant!!!

  2. Danielle

    Hi Gaby! Would you normally do this with salmon that has skin on one side, and only season the other side? Thanks!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    This looks so refreshing and the flavors sound awesome!!

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  5. MB

    Is that 12 pound piece of salmon, or 1-2 pound? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 12 pound piece before.

  6. Sommer @aspicyperspective

    My mouth is watering over this salmon! I’m loving the salsa too!

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  9. marjanne turton

    I made this salmon and cucumber salsa yesterday it’s
    really a wonderful combination!! great flavors!!

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  11. Aimee

    Hi Gabby – I love spice but found this to be extra spicy! Is cutting the cayenne your recommendation? I’d like to serve it to a group. Thanks!

    • Gaby

      yup!! just leave it out next time and you’ll be golden

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  13. Francie

    Wonderful Gaby! My salmon never looks this appetizing. I always get the white fat that bubbles up out of top. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent that from happening?

    • Gaby

      that happens to me sometimes too!! It’s just the way salmon cooks

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