Sweet and Smoky Salmon with Mango (or Pineapple) Salsa

Adapted from Pinch of Yum.


Salmon Rub:

  • 1 lb. salmon
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 TBSP olive oil

Mango Salsa/Pineapple Salsa:

  • 2¬†mangoes, diced (or 1/2 pineapple, diced)
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 c. red onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 TBSP lime juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Mango salsa: Toss all ingredients in a bowl to combine. Taste, adjust seasoning.
  2. Cook your rice: Get your rice cooking according to package directions.
  3. Get the oven ready: Preheat the oven to 475F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Salmon: Mix the spices and the olive oil to make a paste. Place the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet. Rub the paste liberally over the top part of the salmon. Bake 10-12 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon and your desired doneness.
  5. Bowl it up: Pile up some rice, pull off some of salmon, and spoon that mango salsa over the whole thing.

Sweet and Smoky Salmon with Mango (or Pineapple) Salsa:

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