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The Best Blackened Salmon Tacos Recipe

Say hello to the best salmon tacos ever! Yes, you heard that right. We’ve been serving these tasty tacos all spring and summer long, so it’s time we shared them with you!

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why these blackened tacos are the best ever, but, if we had to guess, it probably has something to do with how well the fresh, juicy pineapple complements the smoky, spicy salmon. Not only does the heart-healthy salmon taste fantastic (salmon always tastes good, but this salmon tastes really, really good), it’s also a great source of key nutrients, like protein, vitamin D and healthful omega-3s.

What’s more, these tacos take only 25 minutes to pull together, leaving you plenty of time to fiesta long into the night. And if you’re looking to up your fiber intake, swap out the flour tortillas for a whole-grain version, to keep you feeling full longer.

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Grilled Spicy Blackened Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

(Recipe courtesy of The Recipe Critic and The National Salmon Council)

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 15 mins.

Total Time: 25 mins.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 4-6 flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • 4-5 pineapple spears
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Arrange the salmon fillets on a cedar plank (or on aluminum foil) and drizzle with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, thyme, basil and oregano. Rub mixture on the salmon fillets.
  2. Grill salmon for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout and edges are slightly brown. While salmon is on the grill, make the pineapple salsa: Place pineapple spears on the grill for 1-2 minutes, until they slightly char. Remove pineapple from grill and chop. Place chopped pineapple into medium-sized bowl and add tomatoes, red onion, avocados, cilantro and lime juice.
  3. Assemble the tacos: Flake the salmon into pieces and place pieces on the flour tortillas. Top with the pineapple salsa and serve immediately.

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