Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

Ingredients Print Recipe


(4-6 oz) pieces of salmon


Tbsp. olive oil


Tbsp. fresh lime juice


tsp. lime zest


cloves garlic , crushed

Salt and pepper to taste

We have this funny habit at home. When we find a meal we love, we tend to prepare it on a sort of regular rotation. This one is my current obsession! But the thing is, it has been for MONTHS. As in, I never get tired of it. I've made it with a side of red or green cabbage salad and coconut rice, organic corn tortillas and sauteed greens, and about a dozen other permutations. It's ALWAYS delicious and satisfying – and it makes fantastic leftovers.

If you love salmon and are looking for a new way to prepare it – don't miss this! It is definitely in the top 5 of all-time fave meals in my house! And did I mention it's easy?

Lime Salmon


  • 4 (4-6 oz.) pieces of salmon
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To prepare: 

  1. In a baking dish mix together olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place salmon in the dish, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 – 20 minutes, then flip salmon to opposite side and allow to marinate 15 – 20 minutes longer.
  3. Preheat the oven for baking at 400 degrees or preheat a grill.
  4. Place salmon on a baking sheet (I use parchment paper for easier clean-up) and bake for 30-35 minutes to your liking.

Coconut Rice


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups rice, rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup (fine) shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt

To prepare: 

  • In a medium saucepan bring rice, coconut, liquid, and salt to a full boil.
  • Cover and turn down to a simmer until liquid has been absorbed, 15-20 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork, then let rest 5 minutes.
  • Put into a serving bowl

Avocado-Mango Salsa


  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare: 

  • In a medium bowl toss together all ingredients and serve as a side dish.


Time to Prepare: From start to finish, with marinating the salmon, you can whip off this whole meal in an hour. If you want to marinate the salmon for longer, add on the marinating time of your choice – up to 2 hours is plenty.

Serves: The recipe serves 4, but is easy to adjust to your needs. Go ahead and make all of the Avocado-mango Salsa, though. It is so yummy you'll want to use it in a salad the next day, or even just eat it as a snack!

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Sounds amazing! Where and when does the coconut get added?


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The recipe looks great! When do you add the coconut to the rice? Thx!


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    Tracy Romm

    At the beginning, Heidi. With the rice and water. We clarified this in the online recipe. Thanks for letting us know.


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Amy E.

This sounds really delicious and I will be putting it on my list for next week. I wanted to point out one thing. I'm not sure the cooking time on the salmon is correct. Six oz filets at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes is a really long cook time. Is that what you usually do or is that a typo?