Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Melon-Cucumber Salsa Recipe

grillmag April 23, 2016 0
Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Melon-Cucumber Salsa Recipe


For salsa:

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ⅓ medium cantaloupe or other sweet, ripe melon, diced
  • 1-3” piece cucumber, diced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • ½ -1 jalapeno, finely chopped (remove seeds and start with lesser amount if less heat is desired)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh mint (or cilantro or basil leaves)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 skin-on salmon filet, (approx. 1 1/2 lbs)
  • vegetable oil, for grill grates


To make salsa:

  1. Toss all ingredients together in a medium bowl, starting with the lesser amount of jalapeno and adding more to taste (some are very hot, others are more mild). Season to taste with pinches salt and a bit of pepper. Set aside.

To grill salmon:

  1. Preheat grill on high heat and oil grates. Season salmon generously with salt and pepper. Grill, skin-side up, for 5 minutes with lid closed. Carefully flip the fish (I use two metal spatulas), close lid, and cook an additional 2-4 minutes, until a paring knife inserted in the thickest part reveals the fish is mostly opaque, with just a trace of translucent, darker colour flesh in the centre (it’ll continue cooking a bit off of the grill). Transfer to a serving platter and top with salsa.

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