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Grilled Salmon Tacos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 8 tacos
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1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing

1 tablespoon lime juice plus lime wedges, for garnish 

2 teaspoons ground cumin 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus additional for sprinkling 

Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets 

1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into thin strips 

1 yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into thin strips 

1 large red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 

8 taco-size flour tortillas

1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco 

1 avocado, cubed

Torn fresh cilantro, for garnish 


Special equipment:
a basket flipper or fish basket; a grilling tray
  1. Preheat a grill for cooking at medium-high heat.
  2. Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder and salt in a small mixing bowl. Brush the marinade on both sides of the salmon fillets. Place in a basket flipper or fish basket.
  3. Place the sliced peppers and red onion in a grilling tray. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Place the basket tray on the hot grill and cook, stirring occasionally, until you get good grill marks all over and the veggies have softened, anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place the basket flipper on the grill; grill the salmon until nicely browned on both sides and opaque in the middle, 4 minutes per side. Remove the salmon from the grill and transfer to a plate. Flake gently.
  4. Place the tortillas on the grill for a few seconds per side, letting them char and bubble up.
  5. Stuff each tortilla with a mix of peppers, onion and flaked salmon. Top with crumbled queso fresco, cubed avocado, cilantro and a final spritz of lime juice! Dive in.
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