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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!
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Not sure what to serve with your Salmon Tacos, or want to mix it up a bit? Check out my complete guide to the best dishes to serve with salmon - including a guide to specifically what to serve with salmon tacos.
Want more tacos? Check out my Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and my favorite Vegetarian Tacos with Feta Cheese.
Salmon Tacos with Ginger Avocado SalsaPrint Pin Rate
- ⅔ lb salmon cut in bite-size pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 tablespoon chili flakes
- 0.5 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 0.5 tablespoon 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 teaspoon ginger finely grated
- ⅔ cup fresh cilantro chopped, loosely packed
- 1.5 limes juice of, according to taste
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 0.5 teaspoon chili flakes adjust to heat and taste
- 0.5 teaspoon salt according to taste
- 6 small flour tortillas
- 2 handfuls arugula or other leafy greens
- ⅔ cups 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.
- 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.
Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.
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I love salmon. I have made few recipes using it. and this -- ohh . I'm dying to try this .thanks
Thank you, Aia! Hope you like it 🙂
Mmmm this looks so good!! I think I might try this recipe out this coming week! Thanks for sharing it 🙂
Wow! Your photos are really crisp and this is super easy to follow along with. I will pass this along to my friends that love avocado.
Thank you so much, Shelby! I just got a new camera and am having so much fun trying it out and experimenting. Glad it works! 😀
I love salmons. This tacos sounds like a good one. I will try this as soon as possible.
Thank you so much, let me know if you try them! 😀
First of all your set up is beautiful. I love salmon but never try salmon salmon taco. Time to get busy in the kitchen.
Thank you sooo much! Salmon tacos might be one of the best ways to eat salmon, for me. Hope you try it!
Fish tacos taste awesome and this recipe is just too yum! Loved it. It's simple and can be prepared in such a short time. The pictures are also tempting. Thanks.
Thank yu so much!
That was such a healthy dish. I love salmons, i would definitely love anything with it.
Thank you, Diana! I love salmon too! Such a versatile protein.
This looks so appetizing, I'm in love with avocados so much that i made a wish that it shouldn't be just seasonal.
Thank you, Geraline! Yeah I agree - why can't it always be avocado season?!
Yesss these look too good! I want to make them 🙂 And quite easy, too! Great combo putting ginger and avocado together.
Thank you so much Megan!
This salmon taco recipe looks absolutely delicious. I love that it uses limes because the lime juice always takes an ordinary taco to the next level.
Thank you Elle! Totally agree!
salsa sounds so good! just wonderful and great flavors.
Thank you so much, Elizabeth!
This looks so delicious! The ginger avocado salsa sounds like such a perfect combo of tastes. I can’t wait to try it!
Thank you, Christa! Let me know when you try it 😀
These look amazing! I'm trying to get my kids to eat more fish. It really is a headache though because they never seem to like the flavor. You have a different flavor profile then what I have tried with them though so I'll have to give your recipe a try. If they don't like it I know that I will!
Thank you, Kristen! That sounds like a great idea - let me know what they think!
YUM! I love salmon! That salsa looks sooooo amazing. Salmon and Tacos- two of my favorite words together! Pinning!
Thank you, Mahy! I hear you, I always perk up when I hear those words as well 😉
We've never tried tacos with salmon before, but I love anything with avocado! We're all trying to eat healthy here at home, and this is a great option on days when we don't want to eat anything too heavy. 🙂
Thank you for commenting! Yeah it's really a light & nice meal.
I love finding a new recipe to try. I’m always so scared I am going to mess it up somehow. This looks easy enough for me though. Thanks!
Thank you for commenting! Well, worst case you mess up and it turns out different 🙂
That ginger avocado salsa sounds just wonderful - great flavors! This is a great idea for a healthy weeknight meal.
Thank you, Danielle! I love it just as you said, as a healthy (and quick!) weeknight meal.
Salmon is my perfect food. And I never get tired of making it and trying various recipes. I NEED to try yours now because it looks delicious! And I bet it tastes even better!
Thank you, April! I'm a huge salmon fan as well! But this might just be my favorite way of having it.
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The avocado salsa sounds so good! I love the touch of honey for some sweetness with the heat! The salmon to salsa ratio looks perfect!
Thank you so much! Always nice to add some sweetness 😉
I love how easy this is and how quick you can put this together! It's a keeper.
Thank you, Farwin! Let me know if you try it!
I absolutely love salmon but I have never thought of a salmon taco! What a fab idea, I will have to give this recipe a try!
Thank you, Sarah! Please do, such a great combo of healthy & indulgent!
I love salmon tacos with a nice mango and avocado salsa. Perfect summer food!
Thank you, Dannii! Me too - mango avocado salsa would be my second favorite choice for this 😉
I love fish tacos, but I always make them with some sort of white fish! How silly of me not to think to use salmon! I have two beautiful salmon filets in my freezer that I need to cook soon! Will definitely be trying this recipe! Also, that avocado salsa should win some sort of award! Holy moly! It looks so good!
Thank you so much for your comment, Krista! Yeah, that seems to be the common way to make them - but I just love making them with salmon. So much flavor in there already so no need for deep-frying. Hope you try it!
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I love salmon, but never thought of putting it in tacos! It looks so fresh and delicious, thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome, Carrie! And thank you so much for commenting!
Emily R Hill
My husband would LOVE these salmon tacos. Yum!
Love this comment, Emily! Go make your hubbie happy! 😉
I am not a fan of salmon, but if you stick it in a taco, I am sure to try and eat it!! This looks so good.
Haha I love it, Jennifer! Best way to trick yourself into eating stuff you don't like: hide them in something you DO like! 😉