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This simple Salmon Fish Tacos recipe is made with deliciously spiced salmon fillets that are grilled to perfection and then served with an amazing corn salsa that’s bold and flavorful. Taco Tuesdays will never be the same again!

Salmon Tacos With Corn Salsa
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There’s something about tacos that’s so comforting. Don’t limit yourself to eating tacos on Taco Tuesdays. Have these delicious Salmon fish tacos any day of the week. Even more than once! They are easy to put together and perfect for a family lunch or lunch where the kids get to add whatever they like to their tacos. Serve them with Cilantro Lime Pasta Salad or Healthy Mexican Street Corn for a colorful, flavorful fiesta!

Grilled Salmon Tacos recipe With Corn Salsa

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Tasty Seasoned Salmon: The salmon is flavored with a mix of spices like chili powder and cumin, making it delicious. A family-loved taco recipe.
  • Grilled Goodness: The salmon is grilled to perfection, giving it a smoky flavor and a crispy texture.
  • Flavorful Corn Salsa: The corn salsa adds a burst of freshness with ingredients like sweet corn, tomatoes, and lime juice.
  • Family-Friendly: Great for family lunches, allowing everyone to customize their tacos.

Ingredients Needed

You’ll love the brightly colored, nutritious ingredients going into this grilled blackened salmon tacos recipe! Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Salmon fillets: Choose fresh, high-quality salmon for the best taste.
  • Spice rub for the salmon including olive oil, fresh lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and coriander.
  • Corn tortillas: You can also use flour tortillas if you prefer.
  • Red cabbage: Thinly sliced to add crunch to the salmon tacos.
  • Cotija cheese: Adds a tangy, creamy element to the tacos.
  • Corn salsa made with cooked sweet yellow corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, and black pepper.
holding salmon fish tacos that's topped with corn salsa

How To Make This Grilled Salmon Tacos Recipe

  1. Preheat and Season the Grill: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Mix olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, coriander, salt, and pepper. Coat salmon in the mixture.
  2. Grill the Salmon: Grill the salmon for about 3 minutes per side until it’s cooked through.
  3. Prepare the Corn Salsa: In a mixing bowl, combine cooked corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Assemble the Tacos: Warm corn tortillas. Flake the grilled salmon into bite-size pieces. Fill tortillas with salmon, top with sliced cabbage, crumbled cheese, and corn salsa.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the tacos immediately to relish the delicious flavors.

Expert Tips

  • Ensure the grill is well-preheated before adding the salmon. Consistent medium-high heat helps achieve a nicely grilled texture.
  • Keep an eye on the salmon while grilling. Overcooking can make it dry, so aim for around 3 minutes per side, adjusting based on thickness.
  • Warm the tortillas to make them more pliable and keep them from breaking when you eat your tacos. Warm them in the oven, on the grill, or the stovetop.
three tacos laid flat together with corn salsa bowl on the side

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe?

While fresh salmon is preferable, you can use thawed frozen salmon. Ensure it is fully thawed and pat it dry before marinating and grilling.

How do I know when the salmon is cooked through?

Salmon is cooked when it easily flakes with a fork. Cook each side for about 3 minutes on medium-high heat.

Can I use a different type of fish?

Yes, you can substitute salmon with other firm-fleshed fish like trout or mahi-mahi.

fish taco recipe topped with corn salsa and crumbled cheese

Serving Suggestions

For serving, top your tacos however you like! Add cabbage or lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, shredded or crumbled cheese, sour cream, guacamole or avocados, cilantro, beans, and hot sauce. Take your pick!

If you’re looking for side dishes to make your meal complete, check out some of these favorites:

close up image of the salmon fish taco with slice of lime

Storage Recommendations

While these tacos are best eaten immediately after assembly, you can store the components individually for a delicious meal later.

  • Make Ahead: Make the corn salsa the day before and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Storing: The grilled salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Store the corn salsa separately and eat within 2 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat salmon gently on the stove or in the microwave before assembling the tacos.
grilled salmon fillet on a griddle and shredding with fork

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5 from 2 votes

Salmon Tacos With Corn Salsa

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
top view of Salmon Tacos With Corn Salsa side by side on a plate
This Salmon Tacos recipe is made with deliciously spiced grilled salmon fillets that are grilled to perfection and served with bold corn salsa.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil , plus more for the grill
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 8 Corn Tortillas, warmed
  • ½ Cup Thinly Sliced Red Cabbage
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Crumbled Cheese

Corn Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked Sweet Yellow Corn, cut off the cob or canned
  • Cup Chopped Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ small Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Fresh Lime, juiced
  • sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium-high heat.
  • In a shallow dish mix together olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, coriander, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add in salmon and gently mix to coat on all sides. Lightly brush the grill with a bit of oil, then place the salmon and cook, until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  • In a mixing bowl gently toss together all salsa ingredients. Once the salmon is cooked through use a fork to flake it into bite-size pieces.
  • Stuff corn tortillas with grilled salmon, corn salsa and shredded cabbage.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

    • Make Ahead: Make the corn salsa the day before and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Storing: The grilled salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Store the corn salsa separately and eat it within 2 days.
    • Reheating: Reheat salmon gently on the stove or in the microwave before assembling the tacos.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 40gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 297mgPotassium: 1100mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 570IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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Author

About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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  1. 5 stars
    These were Amazing! I can’t believe I’ve just started following your recipes. I definitely recommend people to try them. Thanks for taking your time to share