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BBQ Cajun salmon with mango and avocado salsa

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  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • No added sugar
  • Wheat free

Fire up the barbie and get ready for a taste sensation. This Cajun-style salmon is paired with a fresh mango and avocado salsa. Plus, it's on the table in just 30 minutes!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 5 mins resting time
BBQ cajun salmon fillets served on top of avocado salsa


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 (about 120g each) skinless salmon fillets
  • Baby rocket leaves, to serve
  • Thinly shaved fennel, to serve

Mango & avocado salsa

  • 1 mango, stoned, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped coriander
  • 2 tbs lime juice

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the oil, cumin, coriander, paprika, onion powder and oregano in a medium bowl. Add the salmon and turn to coat. Season.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Cook the salmon for 2-3 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the mango and avocado salsa, combine the mango, avocado, cucumber, onion, chilli, if using, coriander and lime juice in a bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Arrange the rocket leaves and fennel on serving plates. Top with salmon and mango and avocado salsa. Serve immediately.

Avocado salsa recipe

The avocado salsa that accompanies the salmon in this recipe delivers next-level deliciousness. Not only does it feature creamy avos, but it also uses the king of fruit, the sweet and juicy mango! This salsa is especially tasty in the warmer months, when avocados and mangoes are in season and at the height of their glory. Mango and avocado work well together in a salsa because they both have pleasantly creamy textures. In this chunky avocado salsa recipe, the sweet mango juice also helps to cool down the heat from the fresh chilli, while also complementing the zingy lime juice.

Tips for making mango avocado salsa

To make this mango and avocado salsa, you’ve got to make sure you choose the right avocado and mango. You want an avocado that is ripe enough but not overly ripe. To test, gently squeeze the avocado and if there is a slight give but no dent left behind by your fingers, you have the ideal avocado! Avoid avocados that are too soft, because you want to be able to dice it into cubes for this salsa. You can use this same technique to pick out ripe mangoes.

Besides avocado and mango, red onion is a key ingredient in this salsa with avocado recipe, but it can be sharp and spicy. To remove some of its bite, chop the onion up into smaller pieces and rinse in water. If you want a bit of the kick from fresh chillies but can’t handle too much heat, cut a slit down the length of the chilli and use a teaspoon to get rid of the seeds and membranes inside before adding it to the salsa.

Use avocado mango salsa for other dishes

Besides spiced proteins like cajun salmon, this salsa is a great accompaniment for barbecue or grilled meats and fish, as the creamy and juicy salsa adds moisture and coolness. You can also eat the salsa as a snack with tortilla chips or vegie sticks, and as a topping on tacos, breakfast tortillas, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortilla soups or burrito bowls.

Now get cooking

Make this sun-kissed avocado and mango salsa for your next alfresco lunch gathering. For other flavour-packed recipes featuring avocados, try these recipes for spiced guacamole, Curtis Stone’s avocado and shaved brussels sprouts salad and Curtis Stone’s prawn platter with whipped avocado. Did you know you can use avocados in desserts? Check out these recipes for avocado pancakes, avocado and lime vegan nice cream and avocado, lime and coconut cheesecake. If you’re loving salsa at the moment and want to experiment with different flavour combinations, here are some great recipes for mango and chilli salsa, mango and pineapple salsalime and orange salsa and pineapple salsa.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1864kJ/446 Cals (21%)

Protein: 29g (58%)

Fat: 30g (43%)

Sat fat: 6g (25%)

Carb: 13g (4%)

Sugar: 12g (13%)

Fibre: 5g (17%)

Sodium: 107mg (5%)