Chipotle Salmon

Chipotle salmon is a healthy and easy salmon recipe with big, bold flavor. Chipotle chiles and warm spices from cinnamon, allspice, and cumin give this chipotle salmon recipe extra health benefits.
Chipotle Salmon

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a new cookbook called Foods and Flavors of San Antonio by a foodie friend Gloria Chadwick. I was so excited to get this cookbook because all month long, she has been enticing us with a ton of wonderful Tex Mex recipes over on her site while promoting the release of her cookbook! Every time I go over to visit her on her blog, I leave with cravings. Cravings for this Chipotle Salmon was one of many.

There are so many great recipes in this book! I already have many bookmarked…Black Bean Burgers, Drunken Beans, Green Chile Meatballs, Stuffed Poblano Peppers…are you hungry yet? There are also plenty of enchiladas, fajitas and tacos to choose from. Gloria put together a wonderful collection of recipes for her book, from beverages all the way to breakfast.

Chipotle Salmon

Last week I came home from the grocery store with some nice salmon and wanted to try something new with it. I had seen a recipe for this Chipotle Salmon in Gloria’s book and decided it was exactly what I wanted to cook. I love chipotle seasoning, and recently opened up a can of chipotle peppers for Fish Tacos so I had plenty leftover to use up. I served the salmon with whole wheat couscous with sauteed pinto beans, red bell pepper and red onion. I also garnished the salmon with some culantro from my herb garden.

We really love the Chipotle salmon dinner and will definitely be making it again.

It has just the right amount of smoky spice to it, and the lime juice really freshened up all the flavors. Thanks for a great recipe Gloria and I wish you a ton of success with your new cookbook!!

Print Recipe

Chipotle Salmon

Yield: serves 4


  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsp sauce from canned chipotle chiles
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 salmon steaks
  • lime slices, for garnish


  1. In a medium size bowl, combine the garlic, olive oil, allspice, cinnamon, lime juice, chipotle sauce, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Coat the salmon with the marinade, then cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Transfer the salmon to a broiler pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. To serve, garnish with lime slices.

Recipe from Foods and Flavors of San Antonio

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