Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

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Grilled salmon is so easy to make with this foolproof method, you’ll be grilling it outdoors all summer long! Topped with this fresh avocado bruschetta, this dish just screams summer!

 

Grilled salmon is so easy to make with this foolproof method, you'll be grilling it outdoors all summer long! Topped with this fresh avocado bruschetta, this dish just screams summer!Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

 

Grilled salmon is so easy to make with this foolproof method, you'll be grilling it outdoors all summer long! Topped with this fresh avocado bruschetta, this dish just screams summer!

I went to Fire Island last week with some of my closest high school friends and their kids. While sitting on the beach, I was talking to my friend Kim about recipe ideas (yes, food is always on my mind) and she mentioned this salmon dish she serves at a restaurant she works at. I loved everything about it, the next day I picked up some salmon and whipped this up! This turned out so good, I know you’ll agree!

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

Adding avocado to bruschetta is pretty genius, this would be just as good over toast. To make foolproof salmon on the grill, I use salmon with the skin on, and lay the salmon skin side down directly over the grill. Cover the grill and let it cook just like I would in the oven, no turning! Depending on the thickness, it should take about 10 minutes, then I remove it from the grill and discard the charred skin (it’s ok of the skin sticks to the grill, the point is the fish doesn’t break and protects the meat). And bonus, your house won’t smell like fish after. Hope you enjoy this recipe, if you don’t like salmon you can serve this over swordfish or even chicken if you prefer.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

Grilled salmon is so easy to make with this foolproof method, you'll be grilling it outdoors all summer long! Topped with this fresh avocado bruschetta, this dish just screams summer!
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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

3
7
3
SP
340.5 Cals 35.5 Protein 7 Carbs 19 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Grilled salmon is so easy to make with this foolproof method, you'll be grilling it outdoors all summer long! Topped with this fresh avocado bruschetta, this dish just screams summer!

Ingredients

  • 4 wild salmon filets, 6 oz each
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • cooking spray

For the avocado bruschetta: (makes 2 1/4 cups)

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 1 tablespoon   balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 medium vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 ounces diced avocado, from 1 small

Instructions

  • Combine onion, olive oil, balsamic, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and pepper. Set aside a 5 minutes.
  • Chop tomatoes and place in a large bowl. Combine with garlic, basil, onion-balsamic combo and additional 1/8 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and let it sit at least 10 minutes.
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Oil the grates generously to prevent the fish from sticking.
  • Season salmon with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  • Place skin-side-down on the grill. Close the lid and cook without turning for 8 to 10 minutes (depending on thickness), or until the salmon is just cooked through. The skin will char but will prevent the fish from drying out.
  • Remove and cover with foil; rest for 2 to 3 minutes while adding the avocado to the bruschetta.
  • Serve topped each with generous 1/2 cup avocado bruschetta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salmon filet, Calories: 340.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 35.5g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 153.5mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 9
Keywords: easy grilled salmon recipe, grilled salmon, salmon avocado bruschetta, salmon bruschetta

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71 comments

  1. This one made it into our regular rotation. I found it when I had to cut out dairy and it’s sooo good. My husband is allergic to onions so we sub shallots. Definitely a favorite of the whole family! 

  2. I bought salmon with no skin. Would you recommend grilling it on a griddle instead of right on the grill? Also, I can’t seem to get tomatoes in our area right now. How well would it work without the tomatoes or is there a good substitute?

  3. really nice dish and I’ll make it again

  4. Absolutely delicious!! My 6 yr old loves this salmon recipe. So easy to make. 

  5. Wow was this delicious.  Will definitely be a do over.  Thank you Gina for being so creative.  I’ve tried so many new recipes on the meal plans.  I can’t wait to see what new recipes I try each week!

  6. This is an amazing recipe! I wouldn’t change It a bit ! I’ve served it many times and people just rave over it! This is the only way I serve Salmon. 

  7. I’ve never made salmon before. Do you remove the skin before serving?

  8. Very Tasty!! Served with grilled asparagus.

  9. Absolutely delicious.  I cooked in the oven.  Too hot here to stand outside with a grill.  Wonderfully refreshing dinner on a hot summer evening.  Served with rice.  This is a keeper for sure!

  10. We loved it. Perfect for a summer night.

  11. Can you use other fish types?  Not a salmon fan

  12. I cook salmon all the time.  This is my favorite, ever!  Thank you Skinnytaste

  13. HI, What do you mean when you put freestyle or points under each recipe?

    • They are points for different WW programs—- Freestyle and then Point plus (+) which is an older program.

  14. Very popular in our household of 5 adults! Your summer recipes have made for wonderful meals this season! So looking forward to trying out some savory fall recipes. 

  15. Delicious and fast. Bake at 450F for 10-13 min. It’s not as good as leftovers, so if you are cooking for two, consider halving the recipe.

  16. This was amazing! Even my super picky husband loved it!

  17. How long in the oven and what temperature….thank you

  18. OMG – this was so stinkin’ good. New fave way to eat fish!!!

  19. Delicious! This recipe is a keeper!

  20. SO GOOD! This dish looks and tastes so much fancier than it is to put together – might be my new favorite way to serve salmon! Added grilled broccoli with lemon juice as a side – so yummy!

    P.S. I didn’t realize until writing this that I completely forgot the basil…the whole reason I went to make this is because my basil plant is growing like crazy so I have lots on hand. Hah! That being said – it’s delicious without the basil if you don’t have any :).

  21. Simple, healthy, and delicious! My husband (a salmon newbie) and I both gobbled it up. I happily made extra ‘bruschetta’ to put on my salad for lunch the following day!

  22. Total hit!  Made this last night for our dinner party. So easy!  I subbed butter beans for the avocado since one of the guests was allergic. Butter beans are 0 points and a nice creamy texture. The salsa is so pretty and the salmon grilled perfectly.  

    BTW, I checked the WW app and farm salmon is 0 points just like the more expensive wild salmon   

    Thank Gina for another winning recipe!

  23. I’m planning on making this for our dinner guests on Sat night. We love salmon and this looks wonderful! Only thing is that one person has to stay away from avocados so I was thinking about subbing in cannelli beans or roasted butternut squash. Any thoughts on this?

    Thank you!

  24. So quick and easy to make and oh so delicious! Thank you!

  25. Wow Wow Wow!   I just made this and loved it!  It will be my go-to this summer especially on those hot days when i don’t feel like cooking!!!

  26. This was simple to prepare and super delicious. I baked the salmon in the oven and it was still great. This is going into rotation at my house!

  27. This was excellent and easy. My only note is that it is a little too much balsamic for me and would probably drain off the excess before mixing with the other ingredients.

  28. If you haven’t tried this recipe, you must. It is so deliciously decadent, you will not be disappointed. Call the avocado tomatoe topping anything you want, but don’t pass this company worthy recipe by, you’ll be sorry. 

  29. This recipe is AMAZING! My Fiancé who isn’t the worlds best cook (but he tries) completely NAILED this recipe! It was so delicious and flavorful!! We didn’t even have a side dish with ours, and I was stuffed after eating this. We made extra for lunch the next day and it reheated really well!

  30. Making it tonight but in the oven and with tilapia since i dont have any salmon right now but im sure it will be just as yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  31. I made this last night and it was fantastic. I have found that good salmon is worth the investment, and I love Black Pearl.   Unfortunately the avocado that I was trying to nurse into ripeness did not make it, so we had our bruschetta without avocado.  It will be even better when I add avocado!  The salmon is obviously easy, and the bruschetta topping is really nice, especially when using heirloom cherry tomatoes from my CSA!  Served with some grilled summer squash and it was a great, simple, filling meal.   

  32. Another amazing meal! Great spin on salmon, which we have so often. Loved this!

  33. Made the bruschetta exactly as stated in the recipe and served it with baked salmon. My husband and I both liked it very much. This recipe is definitely a keeper! 

  34. Any favorite sides to serve with this?

    • I served with baked brussel sprouts, salt and pepper with a little olive oil and balsamic. Great pairing with the salmon!

  35. I really loved the avocado bruschetta! So easy, flavourful and healthy. We made some extra so we ate the leftovers with tortilla chips!

  36. Sigh. So many people nitpicking over this not being ‘real bruschetta’. I’m sure the writer of a RECIPE BLOG is aware of this. Do you not have anything better to do? -_-

  37. I just got a new grill–yay!–and it did a great job with your pesto-marinated chicken last night, so I’m eager to try this salmon on it! My partner and I both love salmon, and this will be a new way to do it for us. I’m thinking I’ll serve it with cilantro-lime quinoa to complement the bruschetta flavors.

    (Eh, bruschetta, salsa–tomato, to-mah-to. 🙂 It’s all good!

  38. I made this as written, and it was fantastic! Thanks for another great recipe!

  39. Hi Gina – I’m new to cooking salmon. Could I do this on an indoor grill pan?

  40. Looks good but It’s not bruschetta without bread!

  41. This is a great recipe. I’ve done similar with pico de gallo and avocado, so I know this will be superb! Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to find wild atlantic salmon (in Montreal, Canada). I’ve only been able to buy farmed. And with farmed salmon, the Smart Points add up to 10! I will reduce my salmon piece to 4oz and enjoy the meal for 7 Smart Points. Thanks Gina!

  42. What other side dish would pair well with this?

  43. Hi Gina!  We love your recipes ! Can I make this on an indoor grill pan?  Just recently started cooking salmon.  

  44. Love your recipes! Is there any way you can format your recipes to fit on 1 page only?

  45. This looks delicious, but I would consider it salmon topped with avocado and basil salsa.  Bruschetta is toasted bread rubbed with fresh garlic and would go under the salmon and salsa..

  46. Without toasted bread, that’s just a salsa not bruschetta.

  47. I don’t have a grill. Does it matter if I bake the salmon vs cook it in a skillet?

  48. I’m obsessed with avocados this summer (and your recipes)!!! I’m the only one in my family that loves salmon, so I’ll grill salmon for myself and swordfish for everyone else. Can’t wait to try this!! BTW-your recipes have kept me on track for the past 3 months, so thank you!

  49. This looks great. Not a salmon fan but I know it’s good for me so I’ll marinate the salmon before I grill it as I always do. Maybe an Italian dressing for an hour or so then serve with your salsa. Can’t wait for the cheers!

    • Karen, I basted mine with balsamic reduction then topped it with the bruschetta mixture. OMG. I could eat it every night. Her recipes are awesome. 

    • Try cooking the salmon using the skinnytaste fish in foil packets recipe, and use the bruschetta from this recipe to top the salmon.  No salmony-taste, still great!

  50. Thanks for the amazing recipe. Last friday i was trying to make out GRILLED SALMON but it looks so bad and not so much tasty. I think garlic is the main reason for me.