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Spice Marinated Salmon with Mango Salsa


This spice marinated salmon with mango salsa combines warm smokey flavors, delicious maple syrup and is topped with a sweet and juicy mango salsa.

This spice marinated salmon with mango salsa combines warm smokey flavors, delicious maple syrup and is topped with a sweet and juicy mango salsa.

Spice Marinated Salmon with Mango Salsa

One of the struggles we have in our house is getting the kids to eat different types of food. All four of them will now eat white fish without a problem. More flavorful fish, however, often presents a problem. To create this salmon, however, I added flavors that I know they like to make this meal a winner. 

Warm, smokey spices

Everyone in my family enjoys the flavors of cumin, paprika, and chili powder. The kids can be picky if something is too spicy, but for the most part, these flavors are almost always successful. I added a little maple syrup into the marinade as well, to add a touch of sweetness to the fish as well. 

Sweet Mango Salsa

My kids love mango, so I knew that there would no issues with them eating it. Red onion, however, is usually not their favorite. The addition of a jalapeno, in my opinion, would have been awesome in this salsa.  I knew that there was no way that my kids would eat it, though, so I left it out. You win some, you lose some, right?

This spice marinated salmon with mango salsa combines warm smokey flavors, delicious maple syrup and is topped with a sweet and juicy mango salsa.

Serving Suggestions

I served this spice marinated salmon with mango salsa over white rice. Nobody in our household reacts negatively to rice, so we eat it on occasion. More often than not, however, cauliflower rice is our choice for this meal. Other times, we eat it with a huge side of oven roasted vegetables or even a big salad on the side. It all depends on what we have in the house.  

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Spice Marinated Salmon with Mango Salsa


    For the Salmon:
  • 2-3 Salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
    For the Salsa:
  • 1 ripe mango, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped very small (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, chopped small
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    For the salmon
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients except for the salmon.
  2. Place the salmon in an oven safe dish and pour the marinate over the top.
  3. Allow to marinate for at least 3 hours.
  4. Broil the salmon in the oven for about 7 minutes or until it flakes with a fork.
    For the salsa
  1. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  2. Spoon the salsa over the top of the salmon before serving
  3. Enjoy
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