Smoke Salmon
Smoke Salmon

Salmon with Smoked Avocado Salsa

A quick and easy way to have some awesome salmon. One salmon side is seasoned and paired with a smoked avocado lime salsa. This recipe was adapted from a Traeger recipe for my pellet grill (the original recipe called for a much higher cook temperature that my grill just can’t hit). After trying it, the slightly longer cook at a little lower temperature is a winner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300 kcal




  • 3 avocados halved and pitted
  • ½ medium red onion small diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro rinsed and chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Other Items

  • Butcher paper


  • Preheat your pellet grill to 165°F.
  • Place avocados cut-side up directly on the grill grate. Smoke for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool. Set aside for the salsa.
    3 avocados
  • Increase the grill temperature to 300°F.
  • Season the salmon with the seafood rub . Place skin-side down on butcher paper and place both directly on the grill grate. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon temperature reaches 155°F in the thickest part of the salmon.
    1 (2-3 lb) Salmon side, 1 tbsp seafood rub, Butcher paper
    seasoned salmon side
  • While the salmon is cooking make the salsa. Chop the smoked avocados and combine with remaining salsa ingredients in a small bowl.
    ½ medium red onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 medium jalapeño, ¼ cup fresh cilantro, 1 lime, 1 tsp Kosher salt, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 3 avocados
    avocado salsa
  • Remove the salmon from the grill and top with the avocado salsa.


Alternatively, if you don’t have a pellet grill you can make this in the oven. You just won’t get the smokey flavors and the fish may dry a little more.  Another note: don’t overdo it on the rub!
Author: Zack

Pharmacist, tech guy, pianist, lover of beer, gamer, beach bum. Probably missed something. Just assume I'm into a little bit of everything.

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