Have leftover peaches? Put those babies to good use and make this easy sweet and spicy roasted salmon recipe!
After making those chipotle salmon tacos a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to the make a new chipotle salmon recipe – but I just couldn’t figure out what to pair with it… I knew it needed something sweet, but didn’t want to make a mango salsa. (That’d be way too much like my tacos.😉) But at the same time it was just begging for something fruity and summery… That’s when I spied some leftover peaches just chilling on the counter and BOOM – that was it! Roasted chipotle salmon with fresh peach salsa! *chef’s kiss* And I’ve been dreaming about it ever since! It’s only a handful of ingredients, takes 10 minutes to bake and is such an easy dinner that’s packed full of sweet and spicy flavor!
Ingredients for raosted chipotle salmon & peach salsa
- Salmon fillets: Try using fillets without the skin so you can season both sides with your spice mix. (Hello maximum flavor!😉)
- Spices: Chipotle chili & chili powder, paprika and salt are all you need for this easy oven baked salmon recipe!
- Peaches: Look for peaches that give in slightly when you give them a gentle squeeze. (This means they’re ripe and full of flavor!)
- Cilantro: Every salsa recipe needs a little bit of cilantro! (Feel free to add as much or as little as you perfer.)
- Onion: Adds texture to your salsa! I’d suggest using red onion because they’re much sweweter than yellow or white.
- Lime juice: Ties your salsa ingredients together and adds a pop of tang!
How to bake chipotle salmon in the oven
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees an spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Next mix your spices together and season both sides of your salmon fillets.
- Place the fillets in your prepared dish and bake for 10 minutes. (The salmon should flake easily with a fork when done.)
- Serve immediately with your peach salsa.
It’s that easy loves!
Can I use canned peaches instead?
I wouldn’t suggest it because most canned peaches have some type of sweetener in them. (Which can make your salsa overly sweet.) Plus if they’re in a thick syrup it can dull the flavors too. Not a fan of peaches? Try using nectarines instead!
Can I use salmon fillets with the skin on?
Absolutely! This recipe works for both skin on and skinless salmon. (I usually make it with skinless salmon because I love seasoning both sides of my fillets.) If you’re making this with skin on fillets, make sure to cook them with the skin side down so the tops can get a little crispy!
What do I serve with my chipotle salmon?
Serve this salmon dish with a veggie and starchy side for a more well rounded meal! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Roasted potatoes
- Roasted veggies (Broccoli and asparagus are so good with this!)
- Mexican rice
- Cauliflower rice (My cilantro lime “rice” from this recipe would be a great side too!)
- Summer Peach & Blueberry Kale Salad
Why you’ll love this baked salmon recipe
- Sweet & spicy! A little heat from the chipotle seasonig pairs perfectly with your sweet & tangy peach salsa!
- Ready in 10 minutes! Whip up your peach salsa while the salmon bakes for a quick and easy meal!
- Great way to use up leftover peaches! Have an abundance of peaches? Don’t throw them away! Make this easy dish and eat the leftover salsa with your favorite tortilla chips!
Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!
Need it dairy free? Great news, it already is!
More salmon recipes you might like:
- Baked Sugar Spiced Salmon
- Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Dijon Sauce
- Oven Baked Maple BBQ Salmon
- Smoked Salmon Sushi Rolls
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Roasted Chipotle Salmon with Peach Salsa
For the chipotle salmon:
- 4 salmon fillets, without the skin*
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ¼-½ tsp chipotle chili powder (depending on how spicy you want your salmon)
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
For the peach salsa:
- 2 large peaches, diced
- ¼ of a red onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2-3 limes, juiced (depending on how "tangy" you want it)
To make the salsa:
- Mix the ingredients for your salsa together and keep it chilled in the fridge while you prepare your salmon.
To make the salmon:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix your spices together and season both sides of your salmon fillets. Place the fillets in your prepared baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. (The salmon should flake easily with a fork once it's done.)
- Serve immediately with your peach salsa on top.