Blackened salmon lettuce wraps with a bright orange salsa. This weeknight dinner comes together in a cinch with simple, fresh, and delicious ingredients!

Try serving it with Pineapple Rice for a complete meal.

Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Blackened salmon lettuce wraps could not be the perfect weeknight dinner. They take hardly any time to put together, they’re made with simple ingredients, taste amazing, and are low-carb.

The salmon is roasted in the oven in a zingy spice mix with a little lime juice. Then served inside a crisp lettuce wrap topped with a vibrant orange salsa.

The orange flavor pairs so well with the spiced salmon! It’s fresh, crisp, and so flavorful.

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa - the easiest salmon lettuce wraps with insanely delicious orange avocado salsa! Low carb and easy to make | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

What Lettuce Works Best for Lettuce Wraps?

Iceberg lettuce, butter lettuce, and romaine hearts.

Iceberg lettuce provides a cool, crisp crunch. While romaine hearts provide a perfect lettuce boat for the wraps.

Butter lettuce is also a popular choice. It has the right texture and shape to hold the filling. Plus it’s mild tasting.

Ingredients for Salmon Lettuce Wraps

  • Salmon
  • Spicescumin, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, thyme
  • Orange
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeño
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Iceberg lettuce
Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa - the easiest salmon lettuce wraps with insanely delicious orange avocado salsa! Low carb and easy to make | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

How to Make Salmon Lettuce Wraps

In a small bowl, combine the paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and thyme with olive oil. Pour over salmon, coating all over. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake salmon at 425F until cooked through for about 15-19 minutes.

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa - the easiest salmon lettuce wraps with insanely delicious orange avocado salsa! Low carb and easy to make | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

In the meantime, make the orange salsa by combining the orange, avocado, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble, flake some of the salmon and add to the center of iceberg lettuce. Top with orange salsa and if desired a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa - the easiest salmon lettuce wraps with insanely delicious orange avocado salsa! Low carb and easy to make | littlebroken.com @littlebroken

If you’re craving more salmon recipes, try these favorites: the easiest fancy salmon dinner, open-faced salmon burgers, and salmon salad with ALL the toppings!

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Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Blackened salmon lettuce wraps with a bright orange salsa. This weeknight dinner comes together in a cinch with simple, fresh, and delicious ingredients!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Salmon

  • 1 1/2 lbs. salmon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

Salsa

  • 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

To Serve

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • Lime wedges, optional

Instructions

Salmon

  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the spices and olive oil. Pour the mixture over the salmon, making sure the entire top and sides are coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bake for 15-19 minutes or until cooked through. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the salmon before serving.

Salsa

  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and gently toss until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To Serve

  1. Flake the salmon and spoon into the center of a lettuce leaf. Top with orange salsa. If desired, squeeze some fresh lime juice.

Notes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 430
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 153.5 mg
  • Fat: 24.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.2 g
  • Protein: 40.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 86.9 mg

Keywords: low carb, easy lettuce wrap, seafood

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Orange Salsa - the easiest salmon lettuce wraps with insanely delicious orange avocado salsa! Low carb and easy to make | littlebroken.com @littlebroken