Want tacos fast? Try these super easy salmon tacos that will get tacos on your plate in 20 minutes or less! (Paleo option, Gluten Free, Dairy Free option, healthy)
Hi, friends! Happy TACO TUESDAY! I’m so excited to be joining the latest Recipe Redux challenge today! It’s been a couple of months since I was able to join so now I’m super excited to be back at it, especially since the theme this month is all about Tacos!
There isn’t a soul on earth who doesn’t like tacos, at least not one I can knowingly associate with. I need more tacos in my life, and this recipe makes that possible! Full disclosure, this recipe was originally supposed to be made with sole. The problem with sole or any other white fish is the quantity at which you start with is not even close to what you finish with. What I had planned to last Mr. Hungry all week, turned out to barely make one meal, major fail. So this recipe was developed in the midst of me scrambling trying to grill burgers and make salmon to make up his lunches for the week. Typically, I would have just called it a fail and told him to buy lunch the next day, but he has been doing a magnificent job at adhering to his food sensitivity test results, so I just couldn’t.
So I did what women do best and multi-tasked, meal prepped, food photographed (is that a word?) and finally ate a taco standing over the sink while it was running over dirty dishes, classy right? Maybe you aren’t doing those same things, but I bet you can relate to that kind of night right. I had plans for a bit more elaborate recipe, which as the evening went on quickly got simplified. At that moment, all I could think about was “ain’t nobody got time for that.” Translate: I don’t have time for that, I barely have time to eat a taco, much less make a super complicated one. Although, I will say, standing over the sink eating the taco was the best part of the night, totally worth it. At least it wasn’t peanut butter because the Lord knows that’s been a reality before.
I know many of you can relate, because this is where so many of my Hungry Hobby RD clients get tripped up, they put so much pressure on themselves to be perfect, then end up throwing in the towel. I don’t care if you own a food blog or not, everyone has had those nights where they realized what they had planned to put on the table just isn’t going to happen. It’s in that moment that you HAVE to be flexible. It isn’t drive through or 5-course dinner, maybe it’s simplifying what you had planned, or picking up a rotisserie chicken with pre-made veggies off a hot bar (like we did from Whole Foods Sunday night.) Have a backup plan, be flexible, and let it be enough, whatever you do, just let it be enough. Then, go enjoy your damn taco, you deserve it!
Easy Salmon Tacos
Yield 5-6 tacos
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- 16 ounces or 1lb defrosted salmon
- 1T taco seasoning
- 4-6 tortillas (corn or for paleo I like these)
- 1.5 cups red cabbage
- 1.5 cups green cabbage or shredded lettuce
- Cooking spray
- 1 avocado
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt (any fat %)
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Juice from ½ lime
- Salt and pepper
- Sprinkle salmon fillets with taco seasoning and pan fry on a nonstick pan until cooked all the way through (or use the George Foreman like I did). (Make sure to spray your pan thoroughly.)
- Make cream sauce by combining ingredients by hand (mashing avocado to combine it) or in a blender.
- Fill each taco with ¼ cup red cabbage, ¼ cup green cabbage or lettuce, 3 ounces of salmon and 1T of avocado sauce. Serve up!
*For non-dairy/paleo version, combine avocado with ½ cup your favorite salsa. Add lime juice, salt and pepper as needed
Courses dinner, lunch
Cuisine paleo, gluten free, healthy, seafood
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