Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa (Whole30)

Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa is my brand new favorite (Whole30 and Paleo!) dinner. If you love sweet and spicy, this recipe is for you. Juicy peaches and creamy avocados are tossed with spicy jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro and salt to make the best salsa of all time, and it’s served served on top of super flavorful blackened pan-seared salmon. It’s all the flavors of summer on a plate!

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Close up shot of cooked salmon on a board with a fork cutting a piece.

Blackened Salmon + Peach Avocado Salsa

Truth be told, I wasn’t even planning to take photos of our dinner last night. I was tired, it was getting late… but it was just TOO GOOD not to share! So I pulled out my camera and took a few quick shots, and I’m so, so glad I did. Because this Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa recipe is one of my favorite grilled fish recipes!

But really, I’m such a fan of sweet and spicy. Just check out my Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Guac, or my Honey-less Mustard Grilled Chicken Platter — they’re both Whole30 compliant recipes, and they both totally satisfy my cravings for a little heat and a little sweet.

But since summer peaches are at their peak right now in Virginia, I’ve been buying them from the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. I buy a big bag, then hurry home to spend the rest of the day standing over the sink, peach juice dripping from my chin.

Peach Avocado Salsa - Finished Dish in a bowl with a spoon

The Peach Salsa

I decided to mix things up a bit… and pair those delicious peaches with all the lovely flavors of guacamole. Here’s what you need to make it:

  • Ripe Peaches
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper
Finished Spice Blend Dish in a small dish with a spoon for serving

Blackened Seasoning

The blackened spice blend that I made for this is super simple. I mean, I’m really not one for over complicated stuff– almost everything I make uses ingredients found in a normal grocery store and in your pantry already. My Taco Seasoning is super easy too, because specialty items are fun to play around with, but they’re just not how I roll 99% of the time.

I made this awesome blackened seasoning blend, and you should too! It’s great on shrimp, chicken, basically anything! You MIGHT want to make a double batch… just sayin’. Here’s what you need:

  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Recipe Variations:

  1. If you don’t like salmon: Substitute grilled chicken or shrimp. The blackened seasoning pairs beautifully with the peach salsa, whatever protein you choose.
  2. If you don’t have peaches or peaches aren’t in season: Substitute diced mango, because Mango Guacamole is unbelievable!
  3. If you don’t like fruit + fish: We can still be friends. Just top the salmon with Corn Salsa!

This recipe is pretty easy to customize, right?

Blackened Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa. Four fillets of salmon are laid on a wooden board and topped with peach salsa and pickled onions.

Sides to Serve with it:

When you make this blackened salmon, I’d recommend topping it with my easy sugar free Sugar Free Pickled Onions. They’re the perfect addition to pretty much every dish, ever. I’m not exaggerating. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but only a little! I can promise though, that you’ll definitely love them!

I like to serve this salmon with cauliflower rice, but it’d be wonderful with salad or fried plantains as well!

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Finished Dish
4.75 from 8 votes

Blackened Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa

Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, this is an easy and absolutely delicious spring dinner!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Quick Dinners, Salmon, Summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 201 kcal


Blackened Salmon

  • 4 6 oz. salmon fillets skin on
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Blackened Seasoning Blend

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Peach and Avocado Salsa

  • 3 peaches
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno diced
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Make the Blackened Seasoning Blend

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Prepare the Salmon

  1. Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Rub the salmon with the seasoning blend on all sides.

  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, lay each fillet flesh side down in the oil and gently press down. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, until flakey.

Make the Peach + Avocado Salsa

  1. Dice the peaches and avocado. Finely chop the red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Juice the lime. Add all ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Blackened Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.