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Get dinner on the table in about 15 minutes with Grilled Salmon Tacos. This healthy and flavor packed meal is delicious.

Grilled salmon tacos on a plate.
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If you haven’t tried salmon in tacos, you are really missing out. It cooks in just minutes, takes hardly any effort and makes the absolute best tacos.

The salmon is healthy, packed with protein and always a family favorite. It is even better on the grill with those gorgeous grill marks and flavor. One of our favorite seafood recipes.

Check out more salmon recipes – Smoked Salmon Dip, Teriyaki Salmon Recipe, or Easy Air Fryer Salmon Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Making homemade tacos are a staple weeknight meal or when we are feeding a crowd. These salmon tacos are a family favorite because of the way it taste and how easy they are to make.

Adding the slaw toppings takes these tacos the ultimate recipe. We make ours with pineapple, avocado and more. It really takes the salmon tacos up a level for a great meal.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Grilled salmon tacos - Salmon Filets, olive oil, chile powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, lime, pineapple tidbits, tomatoes, onion, avocados, cilantro, tortillas, red cabbage, cotija cheese

For the Marinade

  • Salmon Filets (approximately 6 oz each)
  • Olive Oil
  • Chile Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • lime, juiced

For the Salsa

  • Pineapple Tidbits, drained
  • Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • Red Onion, chopped
  • Avocados, diced
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt

For the Tacos

  • Flour Tortillas (6 inch)
  • Red Cabbage, shredded. This give it the perfect amount of crunch.
  • Cotija Cheese

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Variations Ideas

  • Seasoning – Sometimes, we also add a little garlic powder, onion powder or extra chili powder. It is very easy to adapt the spices based on what you have on hand or prefer.
  • Tortillas – You can easily different types of tortillas. You can prepare the tacos with corn tortillas or flour.
  • Salsa – The cabbage slaw can easily be changed to what you prefer. For a creamy texture, mix in Greek yogurt. Mix in jalapeño for a hint of spice.

How to Make Salmon Tacos

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill. Use medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
Marinating salmon in a bowl

Step 2 – Coat the filets in oil. Drizzle the olive oil onto the salmon filets. Mix the other marinade ingredients in a small bowl combined well. Rub this seasoning mixture onto the salmon filets.

Salmon filets on the grill

Step 3 – Put the salmon on the grill. Place the seasoned salmon filets on the grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes per side until the salmon is cooked through. Remove the salmon from the grill and flake the salmon into large pieces.

Combine salsa ingredients together in a bowl

Step 4 – Make Salsa – While the salmon is cooking, prepare the salsa by gently stirring all the salsa ingredients together in a small bowl. I like to add just a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor.

Flour tortilla on a cutting board topped with prepared salmon and salsa

Step 5 – Prepare tacos – Then it’s time to assemble the tacos. Place the red cabbage on the warm tortillas. Then layer with the salmon fillets, salsa and cheese. Serve warm and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t overcook the salmon. It does not take long to cook. Salmon will quickly become tough if cooked too long.
  • Use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of salmon should be 145 degrees. I use a digital meat thermometer to ensure it is fully cooked. This also helps to prevent overcooking.
  • Skin side down. If the salmon fillets have skin on them, place this side down on the grill first.

Serving Suggestions

  • Rice. This easy Spanish Rice is the perfect to side with tacos.
  • Black Beans. We make Crock Pot Black Beans for an easy side dish.
  • Salad. Add the salmon to your favorite taco toppings and salad. This is a tasty low carb option so everyone can easily enjoy this meal.

For more ideas, learn what to serve with tacos. There are so many delicious and easy ideas to try.

Grilled salmon tacos on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you Cut Fish for Fish Tacos?

Use a sharp knife and cut the fish into chunks. I like to cut them into bite size pieces to make it easy to make the tacos.

How to Store Leftovers

These tacos are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Just make sure to store the salmon separately. You can assemble the tacos when ready to enjoy.
Leftovers are also delicious served over rice or to make quick salad. This is an easy way to enjoy another quick lunch or dinner.

Grilled salmon tacos on a plate.

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Grilled Salmon Tacos

5 from 3 votes
Get dinner on the table in about 15 minutes with Grilled Salmon Tacos. This healthy and flavor packed meal is delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 773

Ingredients

For the Marinade:

For the Salsa:

  • 1 cup Pineapple Tidbits drained
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped
  • 2 Avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For the Tacos:

  • 8 Flour Tortillas 6 inch
  • 1 cup Red Cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cojita Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Drizzle the olive oil onto the salmon filets. Combine the other marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Rub this seasoning mixture onto the salmon filets.
  • Place the seasoned salmon filets on the grill and cook for 6-7 minutes per side until the salmon is cooked through. Remove the salmon from the grill and flake the salmon into large pieces.
  • While the salmon is cooking, prepare the salsa by gently stirring all the salsa ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Then it’s time to assemble the tacos. Warm the tortillas by either heating them in the microwave or grilling them for 2-3 minutes until they are heated through.
  • Place the red cabbage on the tortillas. Then top with the salmon, salsa and cheese. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These tacos are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 773kcal, Carbohydrates 56g, Protein 45g, Fat 43g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9g, Monounsaturated Fat 21g, Cholesterol 108mg, Sodium 1361mg, Potassium 1689mg, Fiber 12g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 1252IU, Vitamin C 44mg, Calcium 263mg, Iron 5mg

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