This sweet and smokey oven-roasted bbq salmon salad is super simple to make, don’t be surprised if it becomes one of your weekly staples!
Oven-roasted barbeque salmon is the perfect combination of sweet, smokey and spicy. It’s also incredibly easy to make and since it’s oven-roasted you don’t have to worry about your whole house smelling like fish while you’re cooking it!
I serve this salmon with a creamy avocado ranch salad (recipe below) but you can also serve it with more traditional bbq sides like macaroni and cheese, corn, coleslaw, or potato salad.
Oven Roasted BBQ Salmon Salad, Step by Step →
Storing fish on paper towels helps it stay fresher longer by absorbing excess moisture.
I like to really pack the spice onto the salmon. It creates a nice crust as it bakes.
The salad is a blank slate, feel free to add different veggies, herbs, nuts, seeds or cheeses.
Oven-Roasted BBQ Salmon Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
- 1 2 lb filet of salmon
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
Avocado Ranch Salad:
- 2 heads mixed lettuces; green leaf, romaine lettuce, or a spring mix
- 3 radishes thinly sliced
- 2 large ripe avocados one for the dressing + one to be chopped into the salad
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 whole scallions
- 1/4 c flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all of the spices, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Coat the salmon in olive oil then season generously with the bbq spice. Bake the salmon on a parchment-lined sheet tray for 20-25 minutes. While the salmon is baking prepare the salad.
- In a food processor or blender pulse together one of the avocados, buttermilk, scallion, garlic vinegar, and fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the dressing with the lettuces, sliced radishes, and avocado. Divide the salad between bowls and top with the roasted bbq salmon. Serve immediately!
Use a spoon to flake apart the salmon for serving!