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blackened salmon with pineapple-avocado salsa

Grilled Blackened Salmon with Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

Posted by: Ari Laing

This grilled blackened salmon comes together in under 30 minutes and is topped with a refreshing and cool pineapple avocado salsa. A little spicy, a little sweet, and perfect for grilling season!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
grilled blackened salmon with pineapple salsa
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Grilled Blackened Salmon with Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

This grilled blackened salmon comes together in under 30 minutes and is topped with a refreshing, cool pineapple avocado salsa. A little sweet, a little spicy, this salmon dinner is perfect for grilling season!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best way to grill salmon, how long do you grill salmon, pineapple avocado salsa
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Ari Laing


For the salmon:

  • 4 6 oz portions coho salmon
  • 1 ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the salsa:

  • 1 large pineapple (peeled and cut into ½" thick rounds)
  • 1 medium avocado
  • ¼ - ½ small jalapeno or other small chili (minced (about 1 Tbsp))
  • 2 Tbsp red onion (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped )
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • non-stick grill spray


  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, and cayenne and mix well. Drizzle each salmon filet with about 1 tsp of olive oil, then sprinkle blackening seasoning equally on each piece. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high heat, then spray lightly with nonstick grill spray. Lay pineapple sliced on a baking tray, then drizzle with about 2 Tbsp olive oil, turning to coat on both sides. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of kosher salt. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, then remove. Let cool slightly, then core and cut into a small dice.
  • Place grilled pineapple, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, and 1 tsp kosher salt in a bowl, and stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook salmon on grill over medium-high heat, skin side up, for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 2 minutes, or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of about 115 F.
  • Top salmon with pineapple salsa and eat immediately.


  • Store-bought blackening seasoning can be used in place of homemade.
  • Salmon will continue to cook once removed from the grill (125 F is medium-rare). If you like salmon cooked more, leave it on an extra minute. As always, cooking time is dependent on the thickness of your protein as well as the temperature of your grill, stove, or oven. For best results, determine temperature with a thermometer.
Check out this helpful guide on how to cut avocado!


Serving: 1filet | Sodium: 637mg | Sugar: 9.1g | Fiber: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Calories: 403kcal | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Fat: 27.6g | Protein: 23.8g | Carbohydrates: 17.3g
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