Recipe courtesy of Alan Harding

Grilled Salmon Fajitas with Black Beans and Spicy Swiss Chard

  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1 tablespoon chipotle peppers

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon cumin seed, toasted and ground

1 teaspoon coriander seed, toasted

3 ounces plus 1-ounce canola oil

2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, cut thick

1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin

1/2 cup red bell pepper

1 bunch scallions, sliced lengthwise

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and packed

Spicy Chard:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 cup loose chard, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon green hot pepper sauce

1 teapoon jalepeno, deviened, deseeded and roasted

Black beans:

1 (8-ounce) can, cooked black beans, drained

1 large red bell pepper, roasted and diced

1 large red onion, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon chili powder, mild

1 tablespoon butter

2 (10-inch) light flour tortillas

5 lime wedges

4 tablespoons sour cream


  1. In blender combine chipotle, garlic, cumin, coriander, 3 ounces canola oil. Puree. Paint salmon fillets with puree, reserving 1 tablespoon, let sit 10 minutes. In very hot cast iron skillet, sear 2 minutes each side. Remove fish fillets and reserve. In a separate, clean, very hot skillet, place 1-ounce of canola oil. Add red onion, red bell pepper, and scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon of blender puree and cilantro. Cook 2 minutes more. Remove from skillet. In same skillet, add 1 tablespoon extra olive oil, chard, garlic, hot pepper sauce and jalapeno. Cook for 3 minutes. While that is cooking, in a small pot heat beans with roasted red peppers, onions, chili and butter.
  2. Assembly: Toast tortillas lightly in skillet and put on plate. Mash salmon fillets with fork and place in toasted tortilla, top with red onion/scallion/cilantro mixture, and sprinkle with lime juice. Roll up into burrito and serve with cooked chard and black beans on the side, as well as limes wedges and sour cream.
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