Paleo Salmon Recipe with Avocado Sauce

My wife’s constantly craving salmon. But I’m not a huge fan of fishy flavors. But this paleo salmon recipe is actually quite delicious. The dill flavor mixed with the avocado guacamole sauce will make your mouth water. Plus these make for a super easy cooking and cleanup process.


  • Salmon steaks (about 6 oz each)
  • Olive oil (I use unfiltered)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dill weed
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Large avocado
  • 1 Lime

Paleo Salmon Steaks

I have a really cool grill pan I use for grilling inside. The back is perfectly flat and has a trough around it, so juices can move away from the center. Because I’m not a fan of overly juicy fix, I chose to use this. But if you want you could drop the salmon (skin down) on a foil-covered cookie sheet.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees then start seasoning your fish. I rarely use measurements. Instead I rely on pinches. So I liberally sprinkled seasoning on the fish with a pinch each of: salt, cracked black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and dill weed (about a teaspoon each). I want the seasoning to gently coat the top of the fish.

Uncooked Paleo Salmon Steaks

Right before I put the fish in the over, I drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salmon. Then I cook it for about 20 minutes.

The coolest thing about doing this is that you can easily roast vegetables for a nice side dish. For this dish I roasted some brussels sprouts.

Pay no attention to the non-paleo roasted potatoes. Sometimes we cheat.

Avocado Guacamole Sauce

I prefer to call this an avocado sauce instead of guacamole, because it’s intended to go along with the paleo salmon—not intended as a dip. It’s a bit more limey than I make my guacamole, but it’s prepared similarly.

Scoop out the flesh of one large avocado and add the juice of one lime to a bowl. Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix it all together with a spoon. Smash the avocado with the back of a spoon and make it super creamy.

I make this while the paleo salmon steaks are cooking so it doesn’t have a chance to get brown.

Once you pull the paleo salmon steaks out of the oven, drop a large dollop of avocado on them and serve it up! I served mine over a bed of arugula. I don’t particularly like the stuff, but I liked the way it made my plate look.

Modifying the Paleo Salmon Steaks

I don’t always make the salmon steaks with dill weed. I frequently substitute thyme, oregano, sage…any herb, really. Just use around the same amount.

If you used this recipe, I’d love to hear about your success, failures, or modifications. Leave a comment below and let me know what you did. Let’s all learn together.