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plate of salmon covered in creamy poblano sauce and topped with pico

Poblano Sauce with Salmon

Creamy and smokey poblano sauce poured over tender salmon. Topped with sweet pico de gallo, it rounds out the whole 30-minute dish!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute dinner, pico de gallo, poblano, salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • skillet
  • Food Processor


  • 4 portions of salmon 4-6 oz each
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 shallot cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup mango pico de gallo or pineapple salsa really any sweet salsa will work!


  • Sprinkle the salmon with cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  • Over medium high heat, sear the salmon on each side for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the diced shallot and poblano pepper.
  • Sautée for 3-5 minutes until tender.
  • In the food processor add the yogurt, cilantro, pepper jack, garlic, and the poblano mix.
  • Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the sauce over the salmon and top with your choice of salsa.