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    Fresh blackened salmon tacos are topped with a flavorful pineapple avocado salsa and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a delicious and easy dinner. Ready to serve in around 20 minutes, this is one meal that the whole family will love.

    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

    Fish Tacos

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    A fresh and flavorful way to eat fish tacos – blackened fish tacos with a sweet and slightly tangy topping. The pineapple avocado salsa with lime dressing is the perfect balance between sweet and savory and complements the fish perfectly. Add a dollop of yogurt on top, and your fish tacos will be amazing!

    I cook the fish in a cast-iron skillet or on the grill. It takes only 3 minutes per side, and while the fish is cooking I make the salsa. It literally comes together in about 30 minutes. It’s such a quick and easy meal – and everyone around the table will be reaching for seconds.

    With Spring around the corner, this is the perfect time to incorporate healthy foods into your diet and ditch the fast food and sugary snacks. With these healthy fish tacos, you can add some delicious and wholesome food to your menu. Top the tacos with a homemade lime dressing and Plain Greek yogurt instead of a sugary and unhealthy store-bought dressing.

    Be sure to try my Honey Sriracha Salmon and Salmon with Mango Salsa too!

    Why you will love this Blackened Salmon Tacos recipe!

    • Flavorful & healthy: These tacos taste amazing and are made from scratch with real food! Salmon is a great source of low fat protein plus you get lots of vitamins from the pineapple avocado salsa.
    • Quick and easy: Ready to serve in around 20 minutes
    • Family friendly: This recipe is sure to become a family favorite! They are not spicy, so your little ones will be able to enjoy it!
    Salmon Tacos

    Ingredients

    • Seasonings: Paprika, cumin, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and salt.
    • Salmon: I use Atlantic salmon fillets for this recipe.
    • Greek yogurt: The Greek yogurt replaces the traditional sour cream topping for a healthier dinner.
    • Tortillas: I like to use gluten-free tortillas, but you can use flour or hard shell too. Jsut pick your favorite!
    • Veggies and fruit: Avocado, pineapple, red bell pepper and red onion.
    • Lime juice: Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor rather than bottled.
    • Cilantro: Cilantro adds a great freshness to the salsa. If you don’t like cilantro, you can use parsley instead.

    How to make blackened salmon tacos

    TO MAKE BLACKENED SALMON

    • Mix spices in a small bowl. Coat the salmon filets on each side (on the flesh side only if it has skin on) with the spice mixture. 
    • Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet, and cook salmon about 3 minutes on each side, until it’s cooked through and flakes. Shred salmon into large chunks.

    TO MAKE PINEAPPLE AVOCADO SALSA

    • Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

    TO ASSEMBLE THE TACOS

    • Fill each tortilla with salmon chunks (about 1/3 of each salmon fillet), top with pineapple avocado salsa, and about 1-2 Tbsp of the yogurt.

    Healthy Recipes with Greek Yogurt

    Did you know that a bowl of Greek yogurt can keep you satisfied with essential nutrients and even help you to maintain a healthy weight?

    Plain Greek yogurt is a nutrient-packed food that has many health benefits – it’s a protein powerhouse, rich in probiotics which are important for your digestive and immune systems. It also is a natural source of B12, potassium and calcium which are key factors to your overall health. I grew up eating yogurt on a daily basis, and my family and I still incorporate it in our daily menu. Part of this is probably because of my heritage. I was born and raised in Bulgaria – my home country but also home to the live yogurt culture L. BULGARICUS. This is the active culture used as ingredient in every yogurt nowadays. FAGE Total Plain Greek yogurt is all natural Greek yogurt – made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified.

    Blackened salmon Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

    Here are some delicious ways we enjoy yogurt in our meals. I love the rich, creamy and delicious taste of FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt. It doesn’t have added sugar (it contains only naturally occurring milk sugar), and it’s protein-rich.

    Breakfast: One of my favorite breakfasts is blueberry lemon muffins. They are moist and delicious because I add plain Greek yogurt to them – healthy, light and bursting with flavor. You can also make smoothie yogurt bowls for breakfast.

    Lunch: In addition to these amazing blackened salmon tacos, you can also enjoy FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt as a simple dressing for your lunch salad. You can also make an avocado lime cream sauce as a topping for your favorite tacos, nachos or Mexican bowl – the sauce is simply amazing!

    Dinner: For dinner, you can make this Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala. The secret to the most tender and flavorful chicken is the yogurt and spices marinade. You can also make Harissa chicken kebabs (also marinated). Truth is, the FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt is excellent for marinades.

    Dessert: You can make these delicious Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits – I like to add fresh fruit and granola or nuts, and a drizzle of honey. You can also use FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt in a lot of desserts and cakes. The yogurt makes them so moist, soft and delicious!
    Visit the FAGE website for more delicious ideas.

    salmon tacos with pineapple salsa

    What Salsa Goes With Salmon Tacos?

    I like to serve fish tacos with a light sweet and savory salsa, dressed with a simple lime dressing. For this blackened salmon tacos, I chose pineapple and avocado salsa. It’s made with small pineapple and avocado chunks, finely chopped red onion and red bell pepper.

    You can also be creative and come up with your own salsa creation (mango avocado salsa, kiwi tomato salsa etc). The sweet flavors in those salsas go wonderfully with fish or ground pork tacos.

    Can you make these tacos with other types of fish?

    Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish to use in tacos, but you can easily mix things up! The homemade blackened seasoning works great with whitefish like cod or tilapia too. You could also make these with chicken breast if you prefer.

    If possible, it’s best to use fresh fish. If using frozen, be sure to fully defrost the fillets and pat dry before seasoning.

    What do you serve with them?

    You can eat the fish tacos as a stand-alone meal, or you can add some sides to round out the meal. Some of my favorites are cilantro lime rice, cabbage & carrot slaw with lime dressing, light cucumber salad, mexican rice, bean salad, tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa.

    Fish Tacos with pineapple avocado salsa

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • You can make these blackened salmon tacos with skin on or off salmon fillets.
    • Pat the salmon dry before seasoning. This helps to remove excess water which can cause the fish to become soggy when cooked.
    • For best results, cook the blackened salmon in a very hot cast iron skillet.
    • The salsa can be made several hours ahead of time and be kept covered in the fridge. The lime juice will help to slow the browning process of the avocado.
    Easy Fish Tacos

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    Blackened Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

    Fresh blackened salmon tacos are topped with a flavorful pineapple avocado salsa and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Easy and delicious dinner that the whole family will love. 
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 6 minutes
    Total Time 16 minutes
    Servings 4

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    INGREDIENTS

    Pineapple Avocado Salsa

    INSTRUCTIONS

    To Make Blackened Salmon

    • Mix spices in a small bowl. Coat the salmon filets on each side (on the flesh side only if it has skin on) with the spice mixture. 
    • Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet, and cook salmon about 3 minutes on each side, until it’s cooked through and flakes. Shred salmon into large chunks.

    To Make Pineapple Avocado Salsa

    • Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

    To Assemble the Tacos

    • Fill each tortilla with salmon chunks (about 1/3 of each salmon fillet), top with pineapple avocado salsa, and about 1-2 Tbsp of the yogurt.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • You can make these blackened salmon tacos with skin on or off salmon fillets.
    • Pat the salmon dry before seasoning. This helps to remove excess water which can cause the fish to become soggy when cooked.
    • For best results, cook the blackened salmon in a very hot cast iron skillet.
    • The salsa can be made several hours ahead of time and be kept covered in the fridge. The lime juice will help to slow the browning process of the avocado.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 46.5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.9mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine International, Mexican
    Keyword Blackened Salmon Tacos, Gluten Free, Healthy
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    May 01, 2022 | Updated: May 08, 2024
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    ashok

    5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

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