Low-carb blackened salmon lettuce wraps with bright orange salsa. This weeknight dinner comes together in cinch with simple, fresh, and delicious ingredients!
Blackened salmon lettuce wraps could not be the perfect weeknight dinner. Not just because they take hardly any time to put together but also because they’re made with simple ingredients, they taste amazing, and they are low-carb.
The salmon is roasted in the oven with a zingy spice mix of cumin, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and thyme. That’s it. Add a little fresh lime juice over the cooked salmon. It will add vibrant layer of flavor!
The salsa is all basic ingredients but with addition of fresh chopped up orange. It’s such a nice change from a traditional tomato based salsa. The orange flavor pairs so well with the seasoned salmon.
Pile everything into a crispy romaine lettuce leaf and you have yourself fresh and light weeknight dinner!
- 1 1/2 lbs. salmon
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- fresh lime juice, optional
- salt and pepper
- 1 large orange, peeled + chopped (1 cup)
- 1 large avocado, peeled + chopped (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed + finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- iceberg lettuce leaves, to serve
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the salmon onto the prepared sheet pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the spices and olive oil for the salmon. Pour the seasoning mixture over the salmon, making sure the entire top and sides are coated. Season salmon with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Bake for 15-19 minutes or until cooked through. Optional, add fresh lime juice over the cooked salmon before serving.
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and gently toss just until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To serve, spoon salmon into the center of a lettuce leaf and top with salsa.