Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa

Of all the ways there are to cook salmon, baking it is one of the easiest. Just brush the fillets with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and cook in a hot oven on a foil-lined pan for 10 minutes. No fuss, no mess, no difficult clean-up. One of my favorite things to serve with salmon is avocado.

In this recipe we are gently tossing avocado with a little chopped mango, red onion, serrano chile, and lime juice for a sweet, sour, and savory salsa (try saying that five times fast!) Perfect to adorn our simple baked salmon. Enjoy!

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Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.


  • Olive oil
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 small or 1 large mango, not overly ripe (1 to 1 1/2 pounds of mango)
  • 2 just ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 serrano chile, minced (with seeds for more heat, without for less)
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 4 Tbsp lime juice)


1 Preheat oven to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, prep the mangos.  Either peel and then cut away the mango flesh from the core seed, and then cut the mango into 1/3-inch cubes, or follow the instructions here on How to Cut a Mango. Set the cut mango aside in a medium bowl.

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2 Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Spread some olive oil on top of the foil. Coat the salmon fillets with olive oil and lay, skin side down, on the foil lined roasting pan.  Sprinkle with salt. Place in the 400°F oven and cook for 10 minutes.

3 While the salmon is cooking, prep the other ingredients. Cut the avocados in half. Remove the seeds. Score the inside of the avocados with a small knife in a cross hatch pattern. Scoop out the avocado pieces and add them to the bowl with the cut mango pieces. (See How to Cut and Peel and Avocado.) Add the minced red onion, serrano chile, and lime juice to the bowl. Sprinkle with a little salt. Gently fold the ingredients together.

Serve the salmon fillets with a generous portion of avocado mango salsa.

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  • Sean

    It’s nice to see a nice simple recipe for a change. I like to bake the salmon with the mango on it though just for sweetness, my family is picky about ‘fishy’ tastes. oh well :-)

  • Sandy S

    Oh My Elise! You really know how to brighten things up!These are some of my very favorite foods. Avocados, mangos, red onions and salmon! Not to mention fresh ground pepper, limes and Serrano peppers, which can come to my party anytime. This is like a pinball machine going off in my head! Cannot wait to try this!

  • Kiran @

    Yummers! I love to prepare salmon so simply. It has so much flavors on it’s own, why ruin it? Right? :)

  • Eileen

    Yes please! The avocado salsa looks divine!

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