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Grilled Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish

This recipe for Grilled Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish takes salmon to a whole new level when served over grilled asparagus and garnished with fresh and colorful summer veggies.


This old picture, taken during a shopping trip in 1988 with lots of other girls from church, might give you an idea of why I still miss the friend who gave me this recipe. 

old picture of friend who gave me the recipe

Recipe inspiration:

Beth told me she makes this recipe for their Christmas dinner. But Christmas isn’t the best time to get good tomatoes and corn for the relish, so I waited until the middle of summer.

Tomatoes combined with fresh sweet corn and avocados dress up this salmon far beyond my usual throw-it-on-the-grill-and-eat-it-with-Dijonnaise routine.

This recipe originated with Emeril Lagasse according to Google. I’ve adapted it to my own tastes and the contents of my spice rack. 


Mr. Lagasse called for Essence on the salmon but I substituted lime pepper.  Surely lemon pepper would be just as good. I also left out the fresh onions in the relish because we like to kiss at my house and those two don’t go together very well–at least not for me.

How do you pick out good avocados?

They can be tricky. It’s difficult to catch them at just the right stage–not too hard, not too soft and before they start to develop dark spots inside.  Read about my secret for buying avocados without bruises if you don’t already have your own method.

Avocados also keep this dish from storing well. Ever tried to keep leftover guacamole to eat the next day??  Same deal.

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Grilled Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish

Warm grilled salmon served with summertime-fresh corn, tomato and avocado relish.
Paula Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Seafood
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 large ear fresh corn - husks removed
  • 1 large fresh tomato - diced
  • 1 avocado - diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  • 4 6-oz fresh salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon or lime pepper
  • 25 stalks asparagus - grilled



  • Boil or microwave corn until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut corn from cob.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix gently. Chill


  • Brush (or spray) both sides of each fillet with olive oil. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Grill over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until flesh is opaque. Time will vary with thickness and temperature of grill.
  • Place salmon on top of asparagus. Spoon cool relish over top of warm salmon. The contrast in temperature is one of the best features of this dish. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1gCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 593mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1212IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
Keyword grilled salmon recipe, grilled salmon with avocado relish, Grilled Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish recipe
Cuisine American
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Saturday 12th of September 2020

I've seen many recipes try to replicate, but this is the original and best Avocado corn Salsa. Great for topping salmon, but also perfect for dipping chips. Everyone loves this recipe. Been making it for 10 years!


Saturday 12th of September 2020

Of course! Why didn't I think of that? I'm going to try it with chips this weekend. Thanks for taking the time to write.


Sunday 5th of April 2020

This recipe is super simple & turned out great! Even my kids, ages 10 & 7 gobble it up!


Wednesday 11th of August 2010

Great post! Been reading your blog for awhile. I'm a huge health nut and I'm hoping your blog will help get me back on track natural energy supplement


Wednesday 11th of August 2010

Recipe sounds great! Love the avocado addition! Just never think of straying away from the "traditional" foods at Christmas. The glasses are hilarious but so is Beth and that expression. What a fun time, fun memory and fun person! Still miss her and her laugh! Where are you Beth??


Wednesday 11th of August 2010

food moves in mysterious ways!lol salivating over it