Honey Chipotle Salmon with Mango Salsa

Honey Chipotle Salmon with Mango Salsa recipe you will want to put on repeat in your kitchen this summer! This recipe is great for the mango and chipotle enthusiast alike and is some of the most delicious salmon around.

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This easy Honey Chipotle Salmon with Mango Salsa is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and the fresh mango salsa can't be beaten. I love serving fish with quick salsas and am excited to add this to the rotation with this Italian Salmon with Tomato Basil Salsa and Seared Tuna with Pineapple Salsa.

This super simple salmon dish is perfect for the summer months. Even though this doesn't take too much in terms of cooking skills, I’ll take the complement every time because sometimes simple really is best. The sweet honey and spicy chipotle make a perfect glaze for the honey chipotle salmon and would probably be delicious on all sorts of proteins. Another great addition to this fish is the mango sauce for salmon. This recipe is great for cooking on the grill or in the oven! Not only that, but you won’t be waiting for this delicious mango salsa salmon for long because it is ready in about 15 minutes.

Don’t forget the salsa! I served my salmon with a quick mango salsa made with 1 mango, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup cilantro, red onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, and a touch of cumin. Creating a mango sauce for salmon adds a fresh summer flare that you will be glad you didn’t miss out on!

Why salmon? While this recipe could be used on any of your favorite proteins choosing to use fish will help you increase your Omega-3 Fatty Acids intake. These are essential fatty acids that are many times deficient or completely missing in the standard American diet. This is important because when Omega-6 and Omega-3 are out of balance our bodies can become inflamed leading to serious chronic health conditions. Salmon is also a great source of lean protein, B-Vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. All these nutrients assist with reducing the risk of heart disease and benefits weight control. Want to learn more about salmon? Check out this complete Guide to Salmon.

Mangos also pack a pretty substantial health impact of their own. They are high in antioxidants, which make them great at cancer and other chronic disease prevention. They can help lower cholesterol, alkalize the body, and even clear skin blemishes!

Looking for a great side item for this delicious mango salsa salmon? If you are choosing to grill your salmon, go ahead and throw on a few pineapples, they make a great pairing with this dish. Coconut flavored rice keeps up the fresh summertime flavor, especially this low carb Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice. Broccoli is always a perfect addition to a light salmon or fish recipe and we love this Garlic Grilled Broccoli.

Plan Ahead

No one wants to spend forever in the kitchen prepping for a meal. This recipe is already pretty quick, but why not make it even faster? Many of the ingredients for this honey chipotle salmon recipe can be mixed ahead of time. This is especially true of the mango salsa ingredients. You can make a batch of this ahead of time and just pull it out of the refrigerator when you are ready to use it. Not only that, but you can also double or triple the recipe to use as a regular salsa for chips as an appetizer at your next cookout.

Keep In Mind

  • If you need to thaw your salmon it can take up to 30 minutes per pound under refrigeration.
  • Fish can be difficult to grill if you do not want to use foil. A grill basket is a great alternative to grilling fish in foil.

In a Hurry

  • If you don’t have access to a fresh lime you can always use the lime juice that is commonly sold around the produce section.
  • Cutting mangos can be a pain, it is no secret. If you are in a hurry consider purchasing the pre-sliced mangos in the produce department. For the little that you need it is worth the extra cost.

Change It Up

Not a fan of chipotle salmon? That is not a concern at all because this mango salsa salmon recipe is great with just about any seasoning you can imagine. If I have a guest that does not like chipotle I will leave off the chipotle and only glaze with honey and mango salsa. That way you have a baked salmon with mango salsa without the extra spice.

The Recipe
Honey Chipotle Salmon with Mango Salsa

Honey Chipotle Salmon with Mango Salsa

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  • 1 lb skinless boneless salmon (I like Coho salmon)
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1.5 tbsp chipotle peppers, pureed or minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/8 cup red onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper

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Preheat grill to medium high heat. Alternatively preheat the oven to 500 degrees.


Stir together the honey, chipotle puree, and lime juice.


Place the salmon on a heavy piece of foil. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the salmon with the chipotle and honey glaze.


Place on the grill and close. Cook for 8-10 minutes until salmon is cooked through and flaky. For oven cooking, cook for 8-10 minutes and broil for last minute for a caramelized top.


Mango Salsa: Mix together the mango, avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360
Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 105mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 19g
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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