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Easy Healthy Salmon Tacos with Ginger Avocado Salsa (15 minute dish)

Healthy salmon is seasoned lightly, pan-fried quickly, and deliciously paired with a super easy Ginger Avocado Salsa to make the perfect healthy Salmon Tacos. All with just a few short minutes of cooking, loads of health benefits and even more taste!

front view of a healthy salmon fish taco with ginger avocado salsa, and a lime wedge

Tacos. Tacos tacos tacos. I have a slight taco problem and I make some kind of taco at least once a week. That’s why I try my best to come up with versions that are a bit better for you. Either by making them vegetarian (like the perfect Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos) or by exchanging all the not-so-healthy-stuff for all of the good stuff, like for these salmon tacos.

front view of a healthy salmon fish taco with ginger avocado salsa, wth greek yoghurt being added on top

Are Salmon Tacos Good For You?

Salmon tacos can be a great healthy choice – just as long as you choose the right way of preparing them, and the right condiments.

Read on to get my suggestions for how to do just this!

Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon in and of itself is generally very good for you, and it contains several vital substances that are often hard to get enough off through just food. So adding a bit more salmon to your diet might be just what you need!

Most people are aware of the loads of Omega 3 in salmon. But salmon also contains a lot of Vitamin D, and most of the important Vitamin B’s as well. It’s also full of protein, and therefore great to eat if you’re on a pescatarian diet and staying away from meat.

If you want to know more about the health benefits of salmon, this article comes up with a full 11 health benefits of eating salmon.

Preparing Healthy Salmon Tacos

Many fish taco recipes call for deep-frying the fish. As with all deep-frying, it’s both delicious and not all that good for you. So by all means, go ahead and deep-fry your fish once in a while. But for those every day, more health-focused meals, make this healthy pan-fried no-batter version instead.

fried salmon for healthy salmon tacos

Sides for Healthy Salmon Tacos

A great thing about fish tacos is that they lend themselves so well to healthy toppings. While I rarely enjoy my meat or chicken tacos without loads of cheese on top (I’m talking LOADS!), when I have fish tacos in general – and these healthy salmon tacos in particular – I’d much rather pair them with a nice, chunky and flavorful salsa and some leafy greens. And maybe some greek yoghurt, just to get that creaminess.

top vew of healthy salmon taco with ginger avocado salsa

How to Make Healthy Salmon Tacos

OK, time to talk about this particular recipe. These salmon tacos are super quick to make, and I bet when you’ve tried them once you will soon make them again.

fried salmon for healthy salmon tacos

The first step is to chop up your salmon nicely, season it with salt and chili flakes and mix well. Then set it aside for at least 10 minutes to absorb the flavors before cooking. Let it sit longer if you like, but decrease the amount of salt a bit if you do.

In the mean time – make the salsa, and then, just before serving, fry the salmon for a few minutes in a mix of butter and oil. Cook through if you like, or leave a pink center.

And that’s all there is to it!

side view of ginger avocado salsa

How to Make Ginger Avocado Salsa

Making the ginger avocado salsa is almost as simple as making the salmon. There’s just a bit more chopping involved. But once you’ve chopped and grated everything, just mix it and season according to taste. Let sit for a few minutes to let the flavors set, and then serve. Easy, right?!

Oh and if you have leftovers? Delicious with tortilla chips! So maybe make some extra while you’re at it…

top view of ingredients for healthy salmon fish taco with ginger avocado salsa

How to serve Healthy Salmon Tacos

When you have your salmon fried and your ginger avocado salsa done, time has come to enjoy all this deliciousness. Grab a tortilla, add some leafy greens (I like arugula for some pepperiness, but baby spinach is also a great choice), add some salmon and top with a generous helping of ginger avocado salsa. Maybe add dollop of greek yoghurt, and serve with a lime wedge to squeeze as you please.


top view of a healthy salmon fish taco with ginger avocado salsa and topped with yoghurt

What’s your favorite way to eat Salmon Tacos? I’d love to hear in the comments below! Did you try this? Rate it and leave a comment, and let me know what you thought! And if you post about it anywhere – please tag me @alwaysusebutter and use the hashtag #alwaysusebutter!

Happy cooking!



side view of a healthy salmon fish taco with ginger avocado salsa, and a lime wedge

Salmon Tacos with Ginger Avocado Salsa

4.95 from 17 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings (2 tacos each)
Calories: 516kcal


  • 300 g salmon cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 Tbsp chili flakes
  • 0.5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 0.5 Tbsp butter

Ginger Avocado Salsa

  • 0.5 medium-sized cucumber finely chopped
  • 0.5 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger finely grated
  • 10 g fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1.5 limes juice of, according to taste
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 0.5 tsp chili flakes adjust to heat and taste
  • 0.5 tsp salt according to taste

To serve

  • 6 small flour tortillas
  • 70 g arugula or other leafy greens
  • 150 ml greek yoghurt or other natural yoghurt
  • 3 lime wedges


  • Mix the salmon with the chili flakes and salt. Set aside to let the flavors set, for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the salsa. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, taste test and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Set aside to rest for at least 10 minutes.
    side view of a black bowl with the ingredients for ginger avocado salsa
  • When the salmon has rested for 10 minutes, heat a pan over medium-high heat an add in the vegetable oil and butter. When hot, add in the salmon and fry for a few minutes until cooked on all sides. Cook all the way through (about 2 minutes) or leave a pink center, depending on your preferences.
  • Make the tacos by taking a tortilla and placing arugula or other leafy greens and the cooked salmon on top. Top with the ginger avocado salsa and greek yoghurt. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.


  • If you wish to let the salmon rest longer – reduce the amount of salt
  • Make it even healthier by using whole wheat tortillas
  • If you don’t like spice – start with half the amount of chili flakes.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Tacos with Ginger Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 1278mg56%
Potassium 1085mg31%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1505IU30%
Vitamin C 27.3mg33%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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