Chili Salmon w/ Pineapple Mango Salsa…So good!


Are you sooooo ready for spring like I am? I get like this every year and start counting down the days around this time.  Spring makes me happy, even though my allergies never fail to take me out. The pretty flowers, sunshine, and longer days are worth it.

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Chili salmon ready for the oven!

As soon as the weather starts to warm up slightly I instantly begin craving light, fresh foods. This is a good thing because it makes summer-body dieting really easy. For lunch today I made chili salmon with pineapple mango salsa and it was…perfecto!!  You must make this. Promise me  you will make this.  It will make  you feel all pretty and clean and stuff when you’re eating it. It’s makes a really eye-pleasing presentation as well. Great dish to make for company.

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Lunch is ready!! The perfect pairing!

The pineapple mango salsa is very basic and quick. You can certainly jazz it up more however you wish.

chili salmon recipe pineapple mango salsa recipe
This pineapple mango salsa would also taste great on tiliapia, chicken or just plain with tortillas!

The chili rub for the salmon is simple yet it packs an amazing flavor that could definitely stand on it’s own. No one in my house in a big fan of mangos, but they totally add a great taste to this simple salsa.

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When all of these flavors come together; the spicy, salty, smokiness from the salmon, the sweetness from the pineapples and mangoes, the crunch of the red onions and that splash of freshness from the cilantro…baby…it’s like pure love.

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Tender, flaky chili salmon…

Serve with some fluffy white rice and lunch or dinner is done!

 Watch me make this Chili Salmon and Pineapple Mango Salsa from start to finish!

4.9 from 7 reviews
Chili Salmon w/ Pineapple Mango Salsa...So good!
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Serves: 3
  • PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA (prepare salsa a day ahead if possible)
  • 1 pineapple, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • 3-4 salmon fillets
  • ½ lemon
  • salt
  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Butter
  • ½ lemon
  • salt
  1. Prepare the salsa by adding pineapple, mango, red onion, jalapeno, and fresh cilantro into a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Mix well to combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Preheat oven to 400.
  6. Place salmon fillets in a casserole dish lined with foil.
  7. Drizzle both sides of salmon with lemon juice.
  8. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt.
  9. Combine chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, brown sugar and black pepper.
  10. Sprinkle both sides of salmon generously with the chili mixture.
  11. Place a long slice of butter on top of each fillet.
  12. Bake for 12-15 minutes. (I always keep a really close eye on them, checking often after the 12 minute mark.) Salmon will be tender and flaky when cooked to perfection.
  13. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Plate the salmon and top with pineapple mango salsa.
~TIPS~ Try using smoked salt for a grilled flavor. Add diced avocados and tomatoes for a new level of freshness! DO NOT OVERCOOK THE SALMON! Don't be shy with the seasonings



  1. Quiana says

    I made this for dinner last night. My kids loved it! Even my picky one had two helpings of food. I paired it with whole grain rice. I had eaten a similar meal at Chili’s almost a year ago, and I had wanted to learn how to make it at home, but I never really tried. When I saw this recipe on your Facebook page, I shrieked with gladness. It was definitely a hit!!! Thanks so much!

  2. Tracey says

    This recipe looks amazing. I’m not a fan of salmon. Is there another type of fish that you would recommend that I try this on?

  3. says

    Spring is just starting for us over here in Aus so I’ll be trying this recipe out tonight. The good thing about this is that I have a mango and pineapple getting a bit over ripe so this is the perfect recipe to use them in.

  4. Stephanie says

    Girl, this is SOOOOOOOO good!!!! The fish is AWESOME and then topped with that pineapple mango salsa it is SO FRESH and SO DELICIOUS. Thank you for another awesome recipe, Diva!

  5. Ayesha says

    LOVE this! I now keep the seasonings in a Ziploc bag ready to use on any fish with or without the fruit. Thanks for yet another great recipe.

  6. says

    This is soooooo good!! I didn’t have the ingredients on hand to make the salsa, so I just threw that salmon on a bed of spinach! Awesome!!!

  7. MIke says

    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious despite me messing up in a few areas. The salmon fillets I got were much bigger than the ones used in this recipe, and I struggled a bit with getting the skin off of them. I also know for next time to dice the pineapple a little bit smaller. But despite my mistakes, this came out as one of the best meals I’ve ever cooked. Gonna be making this a lot for the summer.

  8. Londyn says

    Hi Monique, I am going to make this for my Monthers Day dinner. What are some good side dishes for this meal?

  9. Felicia J says

    Is there something that I could substitute for the pineapple?I’m allergic:( but I LOVE salmon and this recipe looks so good!

  10. Nora says

    This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. However, is the butter necessary or is there a way around it? I’m trying to cook as healthy as possible these days :)

  11. Sha'Cora says

    Just delish! I didn’t have every single ingredient but this came out divine! Will definitely make this again.

  12. Jackie says

    This was amazing!! It was my first time to ever try it, let alone cook it! It turned out perfect and my whole family loved it :)

  13. Nancy says

    I love salmon, pineapples, mangos and just about all the ingredients in this recipe. So it should be a winner for me! Thanks for sharing so many great recipe ideas.

  14. Nikita says

    Delicious! I made it for dinner tonight as instructed and the hubby and I absolutely loved it :)
    I pared it with fresh green beans and sweet plantains.

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