That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon garnished with fresh strawberries on a white plate

Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon

Home » 300+ Entree Recipes » Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon

Shake up your seafood recipes with this succulent Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon. Perfect for Lent or anytime you need a healthy, delicious entree!

A Heart Healthy Recipe featuring Salmon provides Omega 3 Fatty Acids, plus vitamins and fiber from the refreshing fruit salsa.

Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon garnished with fresh strawberries on a white plate

Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon

It was the last Friday in Lent. Nick was home from college for Easter weekend, and we needed a meatless meal for dinner. I was all pizza-ed out. He’s allergic to shrimp. That left salmon. But no ordinary salmon.

My Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon would be a treat for the kid whose culinary repertoire was limited whatever can be cooked on his George Foreman grill. I’ll share his secret recipe: take meat, smother with seasoning salt, insert in grill and hope it’s not raw in the center when it’s charred on the outside. Does this sound familiar to you all with college-aged boys?

Overhead view of Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon on a white plate with a red handled fork

Heart-Healthy Salmon Recipe

Nick may grill salmon on occasion, but I have a feeling there is no special garnish. Fruit salsas are marvelous toppings for seafood. They balance the savory, dense salmon with a sweet blend of refreshing fruit.

I’ve used mango and peach versions, but in the spring, I tend to gravitate towards those fragrant, ripe strawberries.

To make the salsa, dice up the berries with pineapple, kiwi, red bell pepper, toss with champagne vinegar, a few crushed red pepper flakes for some heat and a bit of fresh cilantro. Such a heavenly combination. I’d be happy with a double batch and a bag of tortilla chips, but it’s also magnificent over this Asian inspired roasted salmon.

Cook your salmon to medium or medium-rare. The center can still be slightly translucent. Cooking it to well done is an option, of course, if that’s your preference. But the salmon can easily dry out if cooked too long. Use an instant read thermometer for the best results.

More Salmon Recipes You’ll Love:

Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon

Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon

Asian inspired salmon topped with a fruit salsa featuring strawberries!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 8-ounce salmon fillets

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup canola/vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the salsa:

  • 1/2 cup finely diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup finely diced strawberries
  • 1 finely diced kiwi
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients and pour over salmon. Marinate 4-6 hours, flipping once. To make salsa, mix ingredients and chill for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 450º. Place marinated salmon on a grill pan or other baking dish. Cook for abut 14 minutes or till cooked to your desired doneness. Serve with salsa.

Notes

Total time does not include marinating time.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 851Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1023mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 52g
All of the marinade is included in the calorie count. Only a small portion will be absorbed into the salmon.

Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #6: Eat slowly. Savor every bite. This allows your brain some time to get the “I’m full” message from your digestive system.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links; view my Disclosure Policy for details. I earn a small percentage from any purchase you make by clicking on these links at no extra cost to you.

39 comments on “Strawberry Salsa Topped Salmon”

  1. I had salmon with pineapple salsa before, but never thought of pairing it with strawberries…have to try it next time. It looks beautiful and appetizing.

  2. Never think about putting fruit in sauce…Thanks, Liz! Another great inspiration!

    ela h.

  3. Not sure I could slowly savor every bite of your salmon dish, Liz…You might just find me devouring the lovely fish and strawberry salsa! Tee hee.

    P.s. Thanks for the reminder to use champagne vinegar =)

  4. The sourish tang from the salsa will make the salmon very appetizing I bet.

  5. What an interesting combination of flavors – I love Asian flavors mixed with sweet, so this is intriguing. Unfortunately, I don’t care for fish most of the time, but this would be great on chicken using the same flavor profile – definitely going to give it a try!

  6. Love this recipe! and the best part is that it is good for me!

  7. What a wonderful way to serve salmon! (And I’ve got a shellfish allergy in my house, too.)

  8. Oh my goodness Liz I love the fruit salsa! Delish! Pinning for later.

  9. Looks delish. Great strawberry salsa 😉

  10. haha…boys 😛 I’m not usually much of a fan of fruit in dishes (because I like fruits by themselves, so with anything else other than desserts it seems kinda weird haha), but this actually sounds really good!! It looks so refreshing! 🙂

  11. I have never tried a fruit salsa with salmon before, you certainly have me intrigued. Next time I have salmon I shall definitely give it a go. It sure does look beautiful and very colourful 🙂

  12. Liz this looks great! I don’t ever recall you posting a salmon recipe. This is perfect for summer. Great recipe!

  13. Salmon and fruit salsas are a match made in heaven! Love :))

  14. I’ve done salsas with salmon and a variety of other sea critters… but, oddly enough, never with strawberries. I can see how that would be an excellent pairing!

    Another thing on my friday “to try” list!

  15. What a gorgeous summer dinner, Liz! I love salmon and it must be amazing with strawberry salsa!

  16. Nice…I love fruit salsas!

  17. Love how pretty this dish looks Liz! I love salmon and topping it with fruit salsa sounds incredible!

  18. Very different and very pretty dish!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.