Chili Lime Salmon

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This chili lime salmon is such a delicious, healthy dinner recipe. Even a salmon skeptic will enjoy this flavorful dish.

This chili lime salmon is such a delicious, healthy dinner recipe. Even a salmon skeptic will enjoy this flavorful dish. Recipe from

Salmon can be a bit of a battle in my house.

I like to serve it for dinner a couple times a month, but my kids aren’t always happy to see it on the menu. Depending on how I season it, I get varied reactions from my children.

But I keep trying and trying because I really like to have this healthy fish as a part of my dinner rotation. And recently, this chili lime salmon has been one of my favorite flavor combos.

The topping is very flexible and it can be adapted to your tastes. Depending on the intensity of your chili powder, you may want to add a little more or less. The coconut sugar gives it a particular type of sweetness, and you can substitute maple syrup or honey if you’d prefer. I love the smoky flavor of chipotles in adobo sauce along with the sweet, tangy spiciness of this salmon.

Chili Lime Salmon

This chili lime salmon is full of flavor.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle in adobo


  • Place the salmon in a baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Pour this mixture over the salmon. Cover the baking dish and refrigerate the salmon for 30 minutes to marinate.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the salmon for about 20 to 25 minutes. If it's especially thick, it may take a little longer. Thinner cuts of salmon may be done sooner. I like to cook it all the way through until it's no longer bright pink in the middle.
  • If desired, you can place the salmon under the broiler for the last minute of cooking to brown the topping a bit. Serve warm.


Adapted from Cafe Delites 

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 209kcal
Cost: $2.69 per serving

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Chili Lime Salmon Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $10.77 to make, or $2.69 per serving. This is based on a salmon price of $9.99 per pound. You could probably find it cheaper, but I like the salmon I get at this price from my local fish market. This is one of the pricier recipes on my blog, but still a great deal for a healthy dinner. Try this chili lime salmon that even a salmon skeptic might like!

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