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Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

by Heather

We love this easy baked salmon with mango salsa recipe! The perfect fresh and delicious meal for any weeknight. Fancy enough to serve to friends for a summer dinner. Packed with the nutrition you will feel good about!

salmon with mango salsa recipe

Salmon with mango salsa

I love how the mango pairs so well with a little bit of spice in the salmon. It helps to cool the bit of heat. So much goodness and nourishment on a plate!

Salmon is SO good for you. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and is a great protein source. You can serve this meal as is, or add your favorite starchy side, like creamy coconut rice, along with it.

mango salsa baked salmon

What if I have picky eaters?

Salmon and fish are incredibly good for you, but what if your little ones or even you yourself are not excited to try them?

Start small. Make a smaller portion of salmon if everyone is learning to like it.

Cook it properly using the cooking method below, and invest in a meat thermometer to ensure that your salmon is cooked through.

Continue to offer and try! Taste buds take time to adjust. That goes for kids and adults alike.

ingredients for salmon with mango salsa

What you need for the salmon fillets

Fresh mango salsa ingredients

wild salmon fillets

How to make this salmon with mango salsa recipe

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place salmon on its skin side down. Spread the oil on the salmon using a basting brush. In a small bowl combine the paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle the salmon rub evenly on the salmon filets and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked through. You can use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part for when the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
  2. To make the colorful salsa add the cut mango, avocado, red pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. To serve this healthy meal, add the cooked salmon to a plate and mango salsa on top of the salmon. Add your fav tortilla chips or rice and enjoy!

Watch me make salmon with mango salsa

The full how-to video can be watched below or on my YouTube channel!

How to store leftovers of this mango salsa salmon recipe

If you make more salmon and mango salsa than you need, no worries! It keeps really well as leftovers. Here’s how I like to store my leftover salmon, and also how to reuse it so it doesn’t go to waste.

Let the salmon fully cool before placing it in an airtight container, and storing it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Store any leftover mango salsa in its own container and in the fridge for up to a week.

You can reheat the salmon in the oven, or in a skillet and serve the sweet mango salsa straight out of the fridge.

You can also turn the salmon into totally new meals!

salmon with mango avocado salsa

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this salmon with mango salsa recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Salmon fillet pieces – Use a whole salmon fillet in place of using a smaller filet size. Adjust the cooking time by adding a little more bake time to it. You can also substitute steelhead for salmon for an equally delicious seafood dish.

Avocado oil – Extra virgin olive oil is the perfect substitute to use here.

Mango – If you don’t have fresh mango available, try frozen mango. It’s frozen at perfect ripeness, and a simple defrost works well here! Another delicious option would be pineapple too.

Avocado – While there is not a perfect substitute for the avocado in this recipe, if you can’t find any, or don’t want to use it, substitute in diced cucumber for the green color, and a mild flavor.

Red bell pepper – Use any color of bell pepper here. For a spicy mango salsa, use jalapeno instead!

Red onion – Good substitutes include shallot, green onion, and white or yellow onion.

Cilantro – Mint or parsley will work here too!

Fresh lime juice – Lemon juice or orange juice will work well here. Bottled citrus juice will work as well. Add a little lime zest to this fruity salsa for an extra lime flavor!

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Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

We love this easy baked salmon with mango salsa recipe! The perfect fresh and delicious meal for any weeknight. Fancy enough to serve to friends for a summer dinner. Packed with the nutrition you will feel good about!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, mango, salmon, salsa
Servings: 4
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Salmon Ingredients

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 mango diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place salmon on its skin side down. Spread the oil on the salmon using a basting brush. In a small bowl combine the paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle the salmon rub evenly on the salmon filets and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked through. You can use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part for when the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
  • To make the colorful salsa add the cut mango, avocado, red pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  • To serve this healthy meal, add the cooked salmon to a plate and mango salsa on top of the salmon. Add your fav tortilla chips or rice and enjoy!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 1238mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1283IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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