Written by Destiny Mostek, Dietetic Intern and Graduate Student – University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As the weather warms up, I find myself grilling anything and everything. I don’t know if it’s simply because there are less dishes in the kitchen to clean when grilling, or if it’s just experiencing the great outdoors. One thing I do appreciate about grilling is the fact that there is no unwanted, lingering smells left in the house from cooking. Since I love salmon, this grilled salmon recipe is perfect to make because it keeps the fishy smell out of my house and my taste buds satisfied. All the flavors from the spices mixed with the refreshing avocado topping makes it a keeper in my recipe book!


Grilled salmon with avocado topping

(Makes 4 servings)


  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped


Combine the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper together in a bowl.

Rub salmon fillets with olive oil and seasoning mix and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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Pre-heat grill. (I grill salmon at 325° F on our Treager grill.)                                                                      

Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl and mix well. Chill until ready to serve. 

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Topping

Grill the salmon until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. 

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Topping

Top grilled salmon with avocado mixture and enjoy!

Shannon Frink

Shannon Frink is a registered dietitian and busy mom of two active boys. She knows the challenges of being a professional mom with the need to get a healthy, wholesome meal on the table – Quick! Shannon is the registered dietitian at Mary Lanning Heathcare Wellness department, where she has the unique opportunity to assist busy employees and community members to make healthy lifestyle choices! Shannon is Certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and is an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and the Central Nebraska District Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as, a volunteer in the community. Shannon enjoys following her kids many activities, camping, biking, skiing with her family, trying new recipes, and participating in fitness classes and leagues.