Healthy Recipe: Chili Lime Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

This oven-baked chili lime salmon with pineapple salsa is fresh, full of flavor, and comes together in just about 30 minutes. Did we mention it’s healthy, too?

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3s, which can improve cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation. It’s also a great source of protein, vitamin B12, potassium, iron, and vitamin D.

Next time you’re looking for a fast dinner, a healthy dinner, or a crowd pleaser—look no further and add this dish to the menu!


For the salmon:

  • 4 salmon filets (about 1 pound/500 g)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lime zest

For the salsa:

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 red onion, diced 
  • 1 jalapeño, diced 
  • 1 lime, juiced 
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • Salt 
  • 1 cup brown rice (to 2 cups water), cooked


Prepare salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl, then refrigerate until ready to serve. 

In a small saucepan, heat the lime juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and honey over medium heat for two to three minutes. Add the tablespoon of butter and swirl until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil to cover and enclose the salmon. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels and place it onto the foil. Pour the chili lime sauce over the salmon and then season with the chipotle chili powder paprika, salt, and lime zest. Wrap salmon in foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. Uncover and broil for one to two minutes, then squeeze fresh lime juice over the salmon and serve with the pineapple salsa and brown rice.

Makes 4 servings.


Calories 243 

Protein 24 g 

Total fat 10.5 g 

Saturated fat 3 g 

Cholesterol 70 mg 

Carbs 14 g 

Fiber 2.6 g 

Total sugars 8.7 g

Added sugars 1.4 g

Sodium 378 mg 

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