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It’s not secret I am a salmon lover through and through, we’ve established that. But I am not sure if I have made it clear what my favorite way to eat salmon is? Grilled cedar planked salmon on a charcoal grill. Yes. That’s the perfect one. And with that method, I created this Cedar Plank Salmon with Deconstructed Guacamole.

When I first started this blog, I shared a basic recipe for how we grill our cedar plank salmon and when I stay it’s a staple at our household that would be an understatement! Since it’s summer, I wanted to throw on some freshness to the dish, so I added some deconstructed guacamole to it and it was absolutely perfect!

If you aren’t a griller, have no fear, you can bake salmon in the oven and it will still taste fantastic. I included both options in the recipe for this Cedar Plank Salmon with Deconstructed Guacamole below.

Grilled Salmon with Deconstructed Guacamole
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For the Deconstructed Guacamole
  1. 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut into fourths
  2. 1/4 cup diced red onion
  3. 1 clove minced garlic
  4. 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
  5. 1 avocado, cubed
  6. 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  7. 1 tsp. olive oil
  8. juice of 1 lime
  9. salt and pepper, to taste
For the Salmon
  1. 24-32 oz. Filet of Salmon
  2. Large Cedar Plank (optional if grilling)
  3. kosher salt, to taste
  4. black pepper, to taste
  5. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  6. 1/2 tsp. adobo seasoning
  1. Combine all of the deconstructed guacamole ingredients in a bowl and gently toss to coat. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Drizzle and rub olive oil all over the top of the salmon, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and adobo seasoning.
  3. If you are grilling your salmon, follow these instructions for Cedar Plank Salmon grilling on a charcoal grill.
  4. If you are baking your salmon. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on how thick your salmon is), or until it is almost completely firm to the touch and flakes when poked with a fork.
  5. Top cooked salmon with the deconstructed guacamole and serve!
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  1. Is this recipe in any of your cookbooks? If not, which cookbook would have similar, low-carb keto-friendly recipes? This one was DELICIOUS by the way!