Thursday, September 1, 2011

Slightly Southwestern Salmon Soft Tacos

First off, can you believe it's September first? I feel like just yesterday it was Christmas. Do the years fly by these days, or is it just me?! My goodness!!

Recently, with hopes of getting Nick to eat salmon, I set out on a mission to create the perfect salmon soft taco (Nick loves tacos). I failed on getting Nick to try the salmon, but I succeeded in coming up with a great recipe!

Salmon Soft Tacos

(serves 6)


For the Salmon

1.5 pounds salmon (wild caught, preferably)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

*** Don't have fresh salmon? You could use canned salmon instead.***
*** Following the low FODMAPs diet, like me? Omit the garlic!***

For the Soft Taco

6 whole wheat soft tortillas
1.5 cups broccoli slaw
1 avocado
2 limes
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup cilantro
Your favorite salsa

** Don't have broccoli slaw? Add something else for crunch and nutrition, such as cabbage or shredded carrots. **


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray and place the salmon on the sheet, skin-side down.

3. Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, arrange the other ingredients for your soft taco. Warm your tortillas in a skillet until slightly brown.

5. Once the salmon is finished you can build your soft taco! I prefer this order; soft taco shell, broccoli slaw, salmon, lime juice, cilantro, avocado, plain Greek yogurt and salsa (you can mix the two together if you'd like).


Nick made his soft tacos with shrimp. Oh wait, you can't see the shrimp? That's because Nick likes to make salsa tacos, with a bit of shrimp added..... HA!

Estimated Nutrition Facts for Salmon Soft Tacos
(For 1 soft taco)

QUESTION: Do you like salmon? What's your favorite way to eat salmon? Or, if you don't like it, what's your favorite type of fish?


  1. I love salmon and would happily eat that!

  2. yum! i love salmon...and love that these have broccoli slaw in them!

  3. Hi Gina,
    Love your blog. I am your cousin Darin's girlfriend Alison! Wanted to say hi! Love some of your recipes. Thanks for the tips and advice :)

  4. We love salmon and eat it a lot. Your tacos sound great! The crunch from the broccoli slaw, the creaminess from the avocado, the acidity from the limes, and the fresh herbs, plus the salsa sound like the prefect combo! Sorry Nick didn't eat the salmon. Maybe one day... :)

  5. Mmmm, love salmon, especially salmon tacos. I also always use Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream as you did. This looks delicious!

  6. Yum! These salmon tacos look fabulous! Love broccoli slaw too! Thx so much for sharing my dandelion pizza! Wish I knew more about Stumbled Upon, but I'm at loss on how to add a photo :-( Like Andrea wrote-your tacos have the perfect combo of flavors and textures :-)

  7. This looks great! I love tacos...and salmon but never thought to put them together! Thanks :)

  8. I love salmon, but Eric won't even consider it- he doesn't really like cooked fish in general and salmon is the fishiest of fish- he claims :)

  9. I have been loving fish tacos lately! We've been making them with tilapia though. So good!

  10. great recipe! i ALMOST made salmon burgers tonight but i had tuna at lunch and it didn't sit right so the thought of canned fish or just fish in general tonight made me want to hurl hahaha instead i rolled with some sesame oil fried eggggz SO good. mmm i want mroe now haha

  11. We eat a lot of salmon in this house and fish tacos are my husband's favorite. I'm sorry your husband won't eat it. My hubby will eat his share!

  12. I CAN'T believe it's September either!! Where is the summer going? Loveee salmon + fish tacos. Always a winner with me.

  13. I read the title of the post and I was like, "Nick likes salmon now!?" :) Bonk! I love a lot of salsa on my tacos, too. Stack'em high :)

    Thanks again for coming up last night! You guys choose what we do next!

  14. Salmon is awesome! But I think we are genetically programmed to love salmon here on the west coast ;) I love it in sushi, in sandwiches, cooked with a little lemon and dill, made into my mom's salmon loaf (don't knock it til you try it), or pretty much any other way it's served to me. You can't go wrong with a fresh piece of wild salmon.

  15. See! You are using the broccoli slaw and Greek yogurt! I think this is the unique touch I need! LOVE salmon!