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easy salmon tacos

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Easy Salmon Tacos made with pan-seared salmon served on corn tortillas with mango salsa and chipotle ranch. Perfect for taco Tuesday these tacos are so full of flavor.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 8 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy salmon tacos

  • 1/2 c
    ranch salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo sauce (see notes)
  • 1
    minced chipotle pepper (optional)
  • 1
    mango peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2
    english cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 sm
    jalapeno seeded veined and finely minced
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2
    lime juiced
  • 1 lb
    salmon filets
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 16 sm
    corn tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro

How To Make easy salmon tacos

  • 1
    Combine the ranch salad dressing with the adobo sauce and if desired the minced chipotle pepper in a small bowl.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl combine the mango, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder, salt, and lime juice. Let both bowls rest while you cook the salmon.
  • 3
    Pat the salmon filets dry with paper towels. Season the salmon fillets with chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
  • 4
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the salmon skin side down and cook until the skin is crispy and browned; about 3-4 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the fish is flaky. Remove the fish from the skillet and cover it with a loose aluminum foil tent.
  • 5
    Heat a dry cast iron skillet over medium high heat heat. Brown the corn tortillas for 15-30 seconds per side. To assemble the tacos simply double stack the corn tortillas, top with some of the flaked salmon, some of the mango salsa, a drizzle of the chipotle ranch, and a little bit of fresh chopped cilantro.