Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Pan-seared salmon topped with a creamy avocado and basil sauce.

You’ll Need:

  • 4 6-8 ounce salmon filets, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (affiliate link)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh minced basil, for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for serving

creamy avocado sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (affiliate link)
  • 1/4 light cream or half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine creamy avocado sauce ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and creamy, set aside.
  2. Season salmon filets with salt and pepper on both sides. Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil, over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add salmon filets and sear for 5-6 minutes. Flip and sear for 5-6 additional minutes.
  3. Transfer salmon filets to a plate and top with creamy avocado sauce. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve immediately with a lemon wedge.


  • If sauce is too thick you can add 1-2 tablespoons of water.