These grilled salmon tacos are super easy to make and are a delicious weeknight treat. Not to mention this simple Roasted Poblano Avocado Sauce might be a new household staple. Upgrade your Taco Tuesday (or Taco any day of the week) to these grilled salmon tacos with roasted poblano avocado sauce and stop having dinner planning burn out.
I used to hate fish. I would wish every time I was handed a fish stick that it would be a mozzarella stick. I’m not going to lie, I would still prefer a mozzarella stick over a fish stick BUT I no longer hate fish. I’d prefer it to be raw or grilled and not fried but I’m way less picky these days, which is far more exciting when it comes to trying food.
Of all the fish, I’d have to say, salmon is my favorite. I could eat it often and not get sick of it. I love that it is so flaky and versatile. I’d eat it in a raw sushi roll variety or grilled, or even smoked. I’ll even eat it from a can, and make it into a salmon salad.
Well, if you must know, it’s not only delicious but it’s also healthy for you, bonus! Salmon is known for being rich in your omega 3 fatty acids, aka the nutrient that is anti-inflammatory. So many people ask me if they need a fish oil pill. My response is normally “well how much fish do you eat per week.”
More often then not, people say “none.” Well friends, you cannot (and should not) try to out supplement your diet. Instead, as long as fish is not an allergen, you should try to incorporate. If and only if you try and cannot get behind it should you then consider supplementing. I tried to give you a tasty recipe to sway you in the direction of eating some fish in your diet, you’re welcome.
Tacos Every Day
Who here loves tacos?! I’m going to assume you all said yes. I am a taco lover through and through. I mean, if we’re being honest, the taco is just a vehicle for the delicious filling and toppings it holds. More often than not I eat more of the filing than I do the actual taco shell.
Tacos can certainly be made to be unhealthy when you start adding fried foods, tons of cheese and sour cream and other toppings BUT for the most part it’s fairly easy to make tacos work for your general health goals and accommodate to many taste buds due to the vast array of toppings available.
Toppings Make Your Tacos
Here’s a list of some of my favorite taco toppings, feel free to add them to this recipe or save for another taco recipe.
- Diced cherry/grape tomatoes
- Sliced jalapeños
- Pickled red onions
- Shredded or crumbled cheese
- Greek Yogurt (in place of Sour Cream)
- Avocado/Guacamole (ok, or the Roasted Poblano Avocado Sauce)
- Hot sauce
What are your favorite taco toppings?
Grilled Salmon Tacos
I love fish tacos, I love meat tacos, I love veggies tacos, I love breakfast tacos. Seriously I probably could just stop and say I love tacos. However, these Grilled Salmon Tacos with Roasted Poblano Avocado Sauce are in my top 10 favorite taco recipes.
These tacos are super easy to make. You can even make the salmon in the oven (400°F x 15 minutes) and prepare the sauce a day or 2 ahead of time if you need to save on time or don’t have a grill.
Pro Tip: Stock your freezer with good quality salmon filets so you have no excuse to get a quick & healthy dinner on the table. I’ve been using Butcher Box (not sponsored) and love them, use my referral link here.
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Roasted Poblano Avocado Sauce
Poblano Avocado Sauce
- 2 poblano peppers
- 2 avocados
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 8 corn tortillas
- Toppings: cherry tomatoes, cilantro, corn, red onion, jalapenos, salsa, etc.s
- Preheat grill to medium heat
- Mix oil with lime & spices and spread evenly on top of salmon
- Place salmon, skin side down on grill and grill for 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily
Poblano Avocado Sauce
- Place peppers on a foil lined baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes, turn over and broil for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and wrap peppers in foil so they are sealed for 5 minutes outside of oven, until skin is easy to peel
- Peel peppers and remove stem & seeds
- Add all ingredients for sauce to a blender and blend until smooth
- Warm corn tortillas either on the grill, over gas-stove flame, or in the microwave.
- Assemble 2 corn tortillas with 3 oz. salmon with 1 tablespoon of sauce & toppings of choice for one serving.
Alright, your turn! Enjoy this salmon taco recipe and don’t forget to tag me @thesassydietitian when you make your #sassyapproved recipes.
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