These healthy and delicious blackened Salmon Tacos include flavorful salmon wrapped in a corn tortilla, topped with cabbage, red onions, cilantro, and an easy cilantro lime sauce.

If you love seafood recipes be sure to try our Crab Cakes, Grilled Fish Tacos, or Kung Pao Shrimp.

Three Blackened Salmon Tacos in corn tortillas on a plate, ready to enjoy.

These Salmon Tacos are a weeknight staple.

I love meals, like these salmon tacos, that appear impressive ,but are one of the quickest meals out there. The salmon is broiled for less than 10-minutes, and the cilantro lime sauce is so easy. I strongly suggest taking an extra 10 minutes to make your own corn tortillas while the salmon is cooking; it truly makes such a big difference! If you want over-the-top goodness, whip up so quick pickled red onions for topping. Include those details and these are one of my favorite tacos of all time (along with my favorite chicken street tacos, of course).

How to make Salmon Tacos:

Cook Salmon: Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Rub oil all over top of salmon flesh. In a small bowl, combine spices and lime zest. Rub mixture onto flesh of salmon. Broil on upper middle rack for 8 to 10 minutes (140 degrees on a thermometer) or until salmon flakes with a fork. Remove from oven and tent with foil to rest.

Two images showing salmon fillets rubbed with seasoning, and before and after they are cooked.

Make Cilantro Lime Sauce: Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend cilantro lime sauce until smooth.

Two images of the ingredients for cilantro lime sauce before and after it's blended in a food processor.

Assemble Tacos: Warm corn tortillas on a hot, dry skillet, flipping once. Break salmon into pieces then place a spoonful of salmon on a tortilla. Top with cabbage, pickled onions, sauce, and cilantro. Spritz with fresh lime juice and add hot sauce if desired.

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Recipe

Three Blackened Salmon Tacos in corn tortillas on a plate, ready to enjoy.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 20 minutes
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Ingredients
 
 

Salmon:

Tacos:

  • 8 corn tortillas , or flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage , or coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion , or fresh chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • Hot sauce , for serving

Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • green onions , chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , or more, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • fresh lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to high broil.
  • Prep Salmon: Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Rub oil all over top of salmon flesh. In a small bowl, combine spices and lime zest. Rub mixture onto flesh of salmon.
  • Broil on upper middle rack for 8 to 10 minutes (140 degrees on a thermometer) or until salmon flakes with a fork. (Or Bake at 400 for 15-20 minuntes). Remove from oven and tent with foil to rest.
  • Cilantro Lime Sauce: Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Assemble Tacos: Warm corn tortillas on a hot, dry skillet, flipping once. Break salmon into pieces and place a spoonful of salmon on a tortilla. Top with cabbage, pickled onions, sauce, and cilantro. Spritz with fresh lime juice and add hot sauce if desired.

Notes

Serving size: 4oz salmon, 2 corn tortillas, 2 Tablespoons sauce
Air Fryer Salmon Tacos: Heat air-fryer to 400 degrees F. Grease basket or use a liner. Cook salmon, skin-side down, for about 7-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 28gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 731mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 438IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg

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