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3 Ingredient Avocado Stuffed Salsa Salmon

Inspired by an avocado stuffed teriyaki salmon dish I used to order every Sunday from a great restaurant around the corner from NYU.  I riffed a bit since I didn't have teriyaki in the house - so salsa it is, and it is SO good.  Serve with my favorite 3-Ingredient "Spanish" Oven Rice. 

3-ingredient Salmon and Rice
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  • 6Servings


  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper 
  • 6 salmon fillets
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup salsa


Preheat oven to 400°F.

1. Season salmon with salt and pepper.

2. Butterfly salmon fillets by slicing lengthwise but not all the way through, to form a "pocket."

3. Peel, pit and cut avocado into 6-12 slices.

4. Stuff each salmon pocket with 1-2 slices of avocado.

5. Top with salsa.

6. Bake uncovered for at 400°F for 20 minutes until fish is opaque  and flakes with a fork.