Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa

salmon dinner for two
Salmon dinner for two
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For spicy salmon:
1 clove Garlic minced
½ tsp Chili powder mild
½ tsp Ground coriander
Ground cumin ¼ tsp
1 tsp Lime zest
2 tbsp Lime juice divided
Salt to taste
2 tsp Rapeseed oil
2 Skin-on salmon fillet room temperature
2 tbsp Olive oil
For serving:
2 wedges Lime
For salsa salad:
1 ear Corn husk removed
1 Red onion finely chopped
1 Avocado pitted, peeled and finely chopped
1 Red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
1 Red chili halved, deseeded and chopped
½ cup Cilantro finely chopped
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

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Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa


This Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa is a delicious comfort food that’s also really healthy. The recipe uses good-for-you ingredients, like salmon, avocado, sweet corn, bell pepper, red onion, and chili. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to make. It’s cozy, a little spicy, and packed with veggies.

To cook the salmon, rub the fillets with spice rub and set aside while you boil the corn. Cool the corn slightly and remove the kernels from the cooked ear of corn. Place the kernels in a salad bowl. Add in the lime juice and zest and stir in the remaining ingredients for salsa. Finally, heat a pan and cook the salmon for 2 minutes per side. Serve the salmon with the prepared salsa and extra lime wedges for squeezing over.

This recipe is a brilliant way to enjoy salmon – pan-seared with crispy skin and flaky flesh – and, combined with zingy salsa salad, makes the perfect salmon dinner for two. Enjoy!

To make the Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa


Boil corn


Boil the corn until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.


Make spice rub


Meanwhile, stir together 1 minced garlic clove, ½ teaspoon mild chili powder, ½ teaspoon ground coriander, ¼ teaspoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon lime juice, a pinch of salt, and 2 teaspoons rapeseed oil in a small bowl.


Rub salmon


Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel. Rub the salmon with the prepared spice rub. Set aside.


Cut off kernels


Using a sharp knife, cut off the kernels and place them in a salad bowl. Mix in 1 teaspoon lime zest and the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice.


Prepare salsa salad


Add in 1 finely chopped red onion, 1 finely chopped avocado, 1 finely chopped red pepper, 1 chopped red chili, and ½ cup finely chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.


Cook salmon


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish fillets skin-side down. Use a fish spatula to press the top of the fillets down so that the bottom side makes contact with the skillet, about 30 seconds. Cook, without moving, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip the fillets and continue cooking until done but still a little pink in the center, 2 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and let rest for about 10 minutes.



Serve the salmon with the salsa salad and extra lime wedges, if you wish, for squeezing over. Enjoy!

This Salmon with Corn and Pepper Salsa recipe is healthy and easy to make, and it’s bursting with delicious flavors. Tender salmon with crispy skin and zingy salsa make the perfect meal for two. Did you make this recipe? Let us know! Please share a photo with us @cookmerecipes on Instagram, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Healthy and delicious dinner! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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