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Salmon Tacos

Salmon tacos offer a delightful and healthy twist, featuring flaky and seasoned salmon nestled within warm tortillas. These tacos promise a burst of flavors, combining the rich taste of salmon with zesty toppings for a fresh and satisfying meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for seafood lovers and those seeking a lighter taco option.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time typically takes around 20-25 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Salmon tacos contain approximately 300-400 calories, providing a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Salmon tacos showcase the flaky texture and taste of salmon, often seasoned and paired with vibrant toppings, enclosed in warm tortillas. This recipe highlights the delectable flavors of salmon within a taco format.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet or grill
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, lime wedges


  1. Preparation: Pat dry the salmon fillets. Rub with olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cooking Salmon: Heat a skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Cook the seasoned salmon fillets for about 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through and flaky. Remove from heat and flake the salmon into smaller pieces.
  3. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the skillet or microwave.
  4. Assembly: Distribute the flaked salmon onto each tortilla. Top with shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  5. Serve: Roll or fold the tortillas and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Enhance your salmon tacos with these appealing side options:

  • Mango salsa or pineapple salsa
  • Black bean salad or cilantro lime rice
  • Fresh cucumber or corn salad

Storage Options

For any leftover cooked salmon, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently and assemble fresh tacos with toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Experiment with different seasoning combinations or try alternative fish varieties for varied tastes.

Alternatives to This Meal

Explore other seafood taco varieties for a diverse dining experience:

  • Shrimp tacos with marinated grilled or sautéed shrimp.
  • Tuna tacos featuring seared or grilled tuna with zesty toppings.
  • Cod or mahi-mahi tacos using different white fish alternatives.

If you’re still searching for taco ideas, then why not take a look at our Top 35 taco recipes.


Salmon tacos offer a delightful seafood experience, presenting flaky and seasoned salmon within warm tortillas. Enjoy the rich and fresh taste of salmon combined with vibrant toppings, savoring the light and satisfying essence of these delightful and healthy seafood-inspired tacos!