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Chili Lime Blackened Salmon with Pico De Gallo

Chili Lime Blackened Salmon with Pico De Gallo

Chili Lime Blackened Salmon with Pico De Gallo is a fresh and zesty salmon dish your entire family will love. Don't shy away from cooking fish. It's really not complicated and it's so delicious.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Blackened Salmon, Salmon Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People


For Chili Lime Blackening Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt It's important to use Kosher salt here. Fine salt will be too salty.
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Lime Zest


  • 4 Salmon Filets About 4 ounces each. Skin Removed.
  • 2 tbsp. Avocado Oil


  1. Mix together the Chili Lime Seasoning Ingredients. Set Aside.

  2. Divide salmon into 4- 4 ounce portions. Make sure skin is removed.

  3. Cover all sides of the salmon with the rub.

  4. Heat a cast iron (or other heavy bottom skillet) over medium high heat. Add 2 tbsp. of avocado oil.

  5. When the oil is shimmering and hot add in the salmon filets. Cook 3 minutes per side. Make sure to brown the salmon on all sides. The salmon flakes easily when it's cooked through.

  6. Move the salmon off to a plate and cover with pico de gallo (see recipe in notes link). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used this recipe for Pico De Gallo from my site. You could also buy a pico de gallo at the grocery store if you want to make this easier.