A plate of rice with blackened seafood cod filets with tomato avocado corn salsa.
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Blackened Cod with Avocado Corn Salsa

You don't need a grill to make this easy blackened cod with avocado corn salsa. All you need is a skillet! Did you know you can make this healthy seafood dinner in less than 20 minutes? It's true! Fresh and vibrant and full of flavor. You'll become a seafood lover with this healthy gluten-free dinner recipe that is perfect for weeknight meals or entertaining!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 306kcal


For the Cod:

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teapsoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) cod filets

For the Avocado Corn Salsa:

  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, onion powder, and cayenne pepper until combined. Stir in avocado oil or olive oil.
  • Brush both sides of each cod filet with the oil mixture. 
  • Add cod filets to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cod is cooked through. Cod should reach an internal temperature of 145F and the flesh should be opaque and easily flaked with a fork. 
  • While the cod is cooking, prepare the avocado corn salsa. Add corn, avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and add lime and/or salt as needed. 
  • Top the blackened cod filets with the avocado corn salsa and serve. 


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 1147mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.5mg