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Spice-Rubbed Salmon

The Foodie Physician
Smoky and sweet with a bit of heat, this spice-rubbed salmon is the perfect light dish for the New Year.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey granules (can substitute coconut sugar or light brown sugar)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Pat the salmon dry. In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne, honey granules, a 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper together. Brush each salmon filet with ½ teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle equal amounts of the dry rub on top, patting it onto the salmon so that it adheres.
  • Heat a grill, grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium and spray with cooking spray. Place the salmon in the pan, seasoned side down and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 2-5 minutes to desired doneness. Remove from pan and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Spice-Rubbed Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.4g16%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Sodium 157mg7%
Carbohydrates 3.2g1%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Protein 28.4g57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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