Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Grilled Salmon with Avocado and Corn Salsa

So, if we were in this to the run up our pageviews it's clear we should write about Junk Stuffed Junk every night!

Afterall, more than 100 people have checked out the Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies we made yesterday. It's now the second most read post (behind Going to Hollywood). And hey, who can blame ya? The OreoChocoChips are pretty fantastic!

But we're one of those strange families that can get just as excited about a yummy veggie dish as a decadent dessert.

Not sure if that's Olivia's excited face or her psycho face, but the girl sure does love her avocados! Just check out this face.

And when Olivia gets a chance to choose the dinner menu, her go-to dish is Grilled Salmon with Avocado and Corn Salsa. (Note: the recipe is really called Grilled Salmon with Sweet Corn and Avocado Salad, but Olivia renamed it to highlight her favorite ingredient. I'm surprised she doesn't call it "Avocado with Some Fish and Other Stuff".)


  • 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
  • olive oil (the recipe calls for canola cooking spray, but I've got some reservations about canola)
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 4 ears of fresh corn, removed from cob (or, if you're cooking in the winter, just use frozen corn)
  • 1/2 small ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (or, if you're lazy like us, use a dash of refrigerated cilantro paste)
  • 4 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil


Combine corn, avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro, vinegars and olive oil in a bowl and gently toss together. Boom! Done with the Avocado and Corn Salsa!

Season the salmon and grill it. (Or, if it's 33 degrees outside like tonight, just cook it on the stove.)

Plate ...

And eat.


Chef Olivia - It was fabulous! I love avocado and corn salsa! The salmon was cooked to

Tanya - Very yummy, indeed. I love salmon (at it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when we took a cruise to Alaska years ago), but salsa is what sells me on this dish. I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Hannah - Fish is good. Don't like the vegetable stuff.

(Oh well, can't please everyone all the time.)


  1. I love Salmon AND corn salsa!! Unfortunately, my hubby isn't a Salmon fan. Maybe I can find a time to try this and make him some other sort of meat!

    Thanks for saying hi on my blog! By the way, my main blog is B-Sides is just for all of my "leftovers". :)

  2. Rachel -

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I could eat salmon morning, noon and night. In fact I did on my last trip to Alaska!

    My mom was convinced she didn't like salmon either (perhaps too many of grandma's salmon cakes - complete with those little round bone things). But when she tried this recipe - with grilled salmon - she was totally converted. Maybe it'll work with your hubby.


  3. This is my first trip to your blog and I have to say YUM!! That salmon looks super yummy!

    There might be hope for readership food tastes yet though, my #1 (and by a huge lead) is Pumpkin Pancakes:

    Followed (by about a 50 hit margin) by can't believe they're vegan tacos:

  4. Both of your recipes sound super yummy! I'm gonna have to put them on the list.

    And I bet our friend Mary will be interested in the tacos. Her teen daughter is vegan and they're always looking for good recipes.

    Thanks for sharing! (and visiting)