Tropical Salmon Tacos

It is safe to say that majority of my Taco Tuesdays are focused around some type of red meat or poultry option for the protein. So, when I’m faced with a pescatarian, or looking for a little bit of a lighter and fresher option, fish is where I turn to. However, in typical #FFTacoTuesday theme, I have to keep things interesting. I can’t just serve any fish taco, it has to be different. That is why I created these tropical salmon tacos: complete with some delicious spiced fish, the crunch of cabbage and romaine, and tropical hints of a delicious fruit focused salsa. Hell, you may even believe in you’re in the Caribbean midway through the meal (we can all dream…)

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • Salmon filet (4)

  • Purple cabbage (1/2 head)

  • Romaine (1 head)

  • Avocado (1)

  • Mango (1)

  • Jalapeno (1)

  • Pineapple (1 cup – chopped)

  • Lime (2)

  • Heirloom tomato (1)

  • Refried beans (1 12oz can)

  • Tortillas (8 – assuming 2 per person)

  • Hot sauce

  • Chili powder

  • Cayenne pepper

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  1. Chop the mango and pineapple into ½ inch wide chunks and place in a bowl

  2. Dice the avocado and tomato into ½ inch wide chunks and place in the bowl with the pineapple and mango

  3. Thinly chop the jalapeno and place in the bowl with the avocado, tomato, pineapple, mango mixture

  4. Season this mixture with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, juice of 1 lime, salt, and pepper, and combine well

  5. Season the salmon with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and the juice of 1 lime

  6. Place the salmon on a baking sheet in a pre-heated oven to 425 degrees on the high broil function for ~10 minutes. This depends greatly on your oven’s broil function, so please watch closely

  7. Chop the romaine into ½ inch wide ribbons and set aside

  8. Pour the canned refried beans into a bowl and set aside

  9. Slice cabbage into thin pieces and set aside

  10. On an open stovetop flame, char the tortillas, using tongs, for ~20 seconds a side, continuously flipping

  11. Serve all of the ingredients, along with hot sauce, in a build your own taco bar format and enjoy!

Dietary Information:

  • Dairy Free

  • Soy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free (dependent on tortilla chosen)

Tropical Salmon Tacos