This gorgeous and flavoursome salmon dish is paired with a vibrant mango salad salsa and makes for the perfect summertime recipe come lunch or dinner.

As the temperatures continue to rise in the UK, this restaurant-quality meal is one you can enjoy in the comfort of your homes or back gardens. Whether you grill the salmon or stick it on the BBQ (my favourite), this fresh salmon dish will definitely wow any friends or family members with its irresistible flavours. And, it's super quick and easy to make!

mango salad salsa close up

Salmon & mango salad salsa

When it comes to cooking salmon at home, most people seek comfort in a lightly oiled salmon fillet paired with a few spices. While it's one of my favourite ways to enjoy salmon, sometimes its fun to mix things up a little and try something new, right?

While this dish may look a little fancy, it really is easy as pie to make. Plus, it's the perfect meal to make on a hot hot day.

The combination of the perfectly cooked salmon and the fruity mango salsa made with fresh parsley and cracked black pepper brings a wonderful flavour of summer to your kitchen tables.

Cutting into wild salmon with mango salad on top

How to make a mango salad salsa

Don't be fooled, the mango salad salsa is extremely easy to make. Either just before or while your salmon cooks, dice the chosen vegetables and fruit and mix everything together with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and the juice from one lime. You'll then slice some fresh parsley and add it in with a generous sprinkling of cracked black pepper and Himalayan salt.

Overhead view of mango salad salsa

Wild salmon vs farmed salmon

I've used wild salmon for this recipe, not just for the flavour, but for its health benefits too. Compared to farmed salmon, wild salmon is caught in natural environments such as oceans, rivers and lakes and of course, they eat other organisms found in the same environment.

Farmed salmon, however, is fed with processed fish feed and therefore, the nutrient composition is greatly different. Typically, wild salmon will contain more vitamins and minerals while farmed salmon will contain less and be higher in calories and fat.

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Summer Salmon With A Mango Salad Salsa Recipe

Course: Main meal

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes 
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 2 (with leftover salsa)
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mango, diced (you can use frozen, just defrost before)
  • 1/2 cup Edamame beans
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • The juice of one lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, sliced
  • Black pepper & salt to taste
  • 2-4 wild salmon fillets (1 fillet = 1 serving).


Begin by adding all of your ingredients (but the salmon fillets and 1 tbsp of oil) to a bowl and mix everything together. While the salmon cooks, place your salsa in the fridge to keep cool.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and once hot, add the wild salmon fillets skin down. Cook for roughly 6 minutes before flipping onto the other side. Cook for another 6 minutes or until done. Be careful not to overcook your salmon. If you're cooking on a BBQ, then you may need to cook for slightly less - just keep an eye on it!

Once done, remove the salmon from the pan, plate up and add a generous portion of the mango salad salsa on top of each fillet and tuck in.