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Easy salmon tacos recipe on a wooden board with cucumber and avocado dressing

Salmon Tacos - 30 minute meal

A great mid-week meal that is super quick and super tasty

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 526 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

  • 480 g Salmon fillets Boneless (See Note 1)
  • 2 tsp Cajun spice mix See Note 2

For the Avocado and Lime Dressing:

  • 1 Avocado Peeled and stoned
  • 100 g Yoghurt See Note 3
  • 1 Lime Juice only
  • 1 tbsp Mint sauce See Note 4

To serve:

  • 8 Small, soft tortilla wraps
  • 1 Lettuce Washed and trimmed
  • 1 Red onion Peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 Cucumber Cut into thin strips (I use a vegetable peeler)
  • 165 g Sweetcorn Tinned, drained or frozen, cooked
Metric - Imperial

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.

  2. Pop the salmon fillets onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and sprinkle over the cajun seasoning. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until just cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile prepare the tacos and other toppings.

To make the Avocado and Lime Dressing:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Add a little water if you like, to make a thin, runny sauce.

To serve:

  1. Toast the wraps so they are crunchy and brown. You can do this by folding over and popping into the toasted slots (genius!) or for 3 or 4 minutes in the oven whilst the salmon is finishing cooking. (See Note 5).

  2. When the salmon is cooked, peel it from the skin and break into large chunks.

  3. Lay everything out and let everyone help themselves.

Recipe Notes

  1. Salmon - I tend to buy the boneless, skin on, fillets in a pack of 4. I then remove the skin after cooking and before serving. If you want to save money or are feeding portions for children, you can use just 2 large fillets instead. 
  2. Cajun spice mix/Cajun seasoning - Any good quality shop bought mix is fine.
  3. Yoghurt - Natural yoghurt works best as it is quite runny. If you only have Greek yoghurt, that's fine, just add a splash or two of extra water to the sauce.
  4. Mint Sauce - This is a favourite cheat of mine, to get a really minty flavour to sauces. It's the mint sauce that you serve with lamb, NOT mint jelly! You can substitute with fresh mint if you have it.
  5. Tacos - If you toast them in the oven, you can 'hang' them directly over a bars of the oven so they are toasted in the traditional taco shape if you like. This makes them easier to handle rather than folding after toasting flat.
  6. Serve your Salmon Tacos as soon as they are filled to avoid soggy shells.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Tacos - 30 minute meal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 1423mg41%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 20.9mg25%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.