Cajun-Spiced Baked Salmon with Avocado Lime Sauce

Cajun Spiced Baked Salmon with Avocado Lime Sauce - a healthy, gluten-free meal ready in under 30 minutes! by @healthynibs

I used store-bought cajun seasoning for this recipe. If you don’t have that on hand, any other kind of spice rub will work well, too. 




Avocado Lime Sauce



  1. Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Line a baking sheet with foil. Set baking sheet aside.
  2. Slice the salmon into 4 quarter-pound pieces. Drizzle the tablespoon of olive oil over the 4 pieces. Sprinkle with the kosher salt, black pepper and cajun seasoning. Bake salmon for 16 to 18 minutes, until it has cooked through. (My salmon pieces were just over an inch thick and I cooked them for 18 minutes.)
  3. While the salmon is baking, blend all the avocado lime sauce ingredients with a food processor or an immersion blender. If you are using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients inside a large jar so that you don’t get as much splattering. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning, if necessary.
  4. Toss the salad greens together with the carrots, sliced apples and pumpkin seeds.
  5. Serve the baked salmon with the avocado lime sauce. You can also dress the salad with the sauce.


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Makes 4 Servings (1/4 pound baked salmon + 1/4 batch of avocado lime sauce); Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492, Total Fat 35g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 644mg, Cholesterol: 62mg, Total Carbohydrate: 21g, Dietary Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 10g, Protein 27g