Simple Salmon Tacos

by Erica Dinho on March 25, 2010

Salmon Tacos

I love all types of Mexican food, but tacos are my first choice on any Mexican menu. Tacos are so versatile you can filled them with anything, seafood, chicken, vegetables, pork, beef, beans or eggs. I am not an expert preparing the delicious food of this country, but I surely enjoy cooking it.

These salmon tacos are simple and really good! They make the perfect lunch. Serve with tomatillo sauce or red salsa.

What is your favorite Mexican dish?



(8 Tacos)

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • For the salmon:
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Favorite salsa to serve
  • Simple Salmon Tacos


For the salmon:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a large baking dish place the salmon fillets. Season with cumin, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.

Heat the tortillas on a nonstick skillet, then wrap them in aluminum foil to keep them warm.
To assemble: spread one tortilla with sour cream, then top with cabbage, salmon, avocado and fresh cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle lime juice on top. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas or just let every person assemble their own tacos.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Naveen March 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM

So colorful and looks so yummy!!


2 Baking is my Zen March 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Oh, now why didn’t I think of this? Love it!


3 Ren March 25, 2010 at 1:35 PM

great idea- We make fish tacos we love salmon but I have never made salmon taco! I will now- thank you, Ren


4 Lyndsey March 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM

You have the best recipes! Can I move in with you? hehe!


5 Kim March 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM

The salmon tacos look so fresh and vibrant! They look so delicious. I know I would need to eat at least two of them;D


6 5 Star Foodie March 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Yummy tacos with salmon and avocados, sounds like a perfect lunch!


7 Mary March 25, 2010 at 4:16 PM

This looks wonderful and is perfect for this time of year. Your tacos look fresh and vibrant and I’ll be trying them soon. This is my first visit to your blog. I’ll be back often. You have a lovely and informative blog.


8 Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Mm…Que buenos! Ahora mismo me comería yo un par de esos tacos.
Un beso.


9 Simply Life March 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM

will you come over and make these please?! :)


10 Carla March 25, 2010 at 6:21 PM

So light and lovely. Perfect spring recipe. I have been craving tacos of a different typelately, as I am seeing them pop up on blogs everywhere. These are perfect, as we love salmon.


11 Joan Nova March 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I really prefer the fish (salmon) filling because it such a light fresh taste as compared to long slow cooking of the meats.


12 Velva March 25, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Erica, your salmon tacos looks fabulous. What a great way to enjoy tacos. :-)


13 Erica March 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Thank you everyone!


14 peanutts March 25, 2010 at 8:37 PM

hi! didnt know you can use fish in tacos.I always thought it was either beef or chicken


15 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes March 26, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Ooh salmon taco! That’s gotta be good!


16 Ivy March 26, 2010 at 2:38 AM

Simple recipes are the best and great idea to make tacos with the salmon.


17 Sophie March 26, 2010 at 5:53 AM

So colourful & so tasty looking!! Yummm,…


18 grace March 26, 2010 at 6:15 AM

i don’t think i could ever name just one favorite mexican dish–it’s all so scrumptious! right now i seem to be on a taco salad kick, with my favorite part being the deep-fried shell, of course… :)


19 Erica March 26, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Thank you guys for the wonderful comments!


20 Norma March 26, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Simple, but yet elegant


21 tasteofbeirut March 26, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I love tacos too! Never thought of making them with salmon before! Great idea Erica! These look delicious!


22 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen March 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM

I love fish tacos, and these look AWESOME!


23 Laurie November 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I used your recipe for making salmon for relatives (without the tacos) and everyone raved about it! Never made salmon before either. Thank you!


24 Amalia May 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM

These tacos were so fresh and delicious! I made them yesterday and my family loved them. They are perfect and I will be making them again next week.


25 Jeanne May 30, 2011 at 7:26 PM

These were delicious and so FAST! Even my toddler ate them up. Thanks! Looking forward to checking out more of your recipes.


26 Ignacio July 5, 2011 at 3:01 PM

This is an excellent dish! Quick and easy and the flavors are wonderful.


27 Giomar January 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

We made these tacos for lunch yesterday and they were a hit ….delicious!


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