Salmon tacos with red cabbage slaw
Fitness & Nutrition

Crunchy, Colorful and Nutritious Salmon Tacos

By on 05/03/2021

These healthy fish tacos are full of color, great flavor and good-for-you nutrients. They’re a great way to have a high-protein dinner with immune-boosting vitamin C and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.



  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coffee
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillet
  • 8 corn tacos, warmed

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced fine
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely minced
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 4 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine the coffee, brown sugar, cumin, cilantro, chili powder, salt and black pepper. Add the olive oil and stir. Brush the coffee mixture over the salmon.

Broil the salmon, skin side down, for 8 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the heat and break the fillets into chunks.

Yogurt Sauce

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, jalapeño, hot sauce, lime juice, lime zest and honey. Add salt and black pepper to taste.


Fill the taco shells with the salmon. Top the salmon with the yogurt sauce, cabbage and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size:
2 tacos
Per serving:
Calories: 500
Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 102mg
Sodium: 493mg
Carbohydrates: 24g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 37g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 1, 2021

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