Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa


Moist salmon with a sweet but savory rub that is perfectly complemented by the fresh, tart grapefruit salsa.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


Sweet and Spicy Rub:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 pound salmon fillet

  • 2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil

Grapefruit Salsa:

  • 2 cups grapefruit sections

  • cup chopped green onion

  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Combine paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt, oregano, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and brown sugar in a small bowl.

  3. Cut salmon into 4 portions and brush with oil. Distribute the rub over the salmon generously coating all surfaces. Place salmon on a shallow baking pan with sides.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until fish flakes easily.

  5. Coarsely chop grapefruit into bite size pieces. Combine all salsa ingredients and serve with salmon. Grapefruit salsa can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 670mg 14%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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