Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa


Oven-baked salmon fillets served with avocado, mango, chile, lime salsa.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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!

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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!

Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa Recipe

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


  • Extra virgin 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.

2 Prep the mangos: 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.

3 Bake the salmon fillets: 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.

4 Make the avocado mango salsa: While the salmon is cooking, prep the avocados. 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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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Norm La Belle

    Absolutely knock it out of the park!
    We purchased 2 whole Copper River Salmon flown in fresh overnight a few months ago. I cut them into 6-8 oz. portions, Vac Seal and freeze them. I have used a special recipe using rhubarb and onions from Food Network, but decided to try this tonight Fantastic! My wife loves mango, and the combination was perfect. It will definitely go into the rotation, and the salsa might be used with other seafood ideas. Happy campers here…….


  2. Rivka Vaughs

    Hi Elise, this is another winner! We eat salmon at least once a week. Glad to have a new way to prepare it.


  3. sal

    can this salsa be saved or frozen?

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  4. Tana

    Just made the avocado mango salsa tonight and served with grilled shrimp; it was excellent. I added some cilantro and we loved it. Thanks for the recipe; next time will try it with salmon

  5. Heidi

    Just made this tonight- wonderful! I’m already trying to figure out what else to put the salsa on since it was so tasty and refreshing. I used fresh caught salmon from Alaska and it may have been the best salmon dish I’ve ever had.

    Thanks for a great site. -Heidi

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