Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

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Danielle Rogers Modified: March 24, 2022
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

How To Make Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Indulge your taste buds to a hearty serving of salmon tacos, made with flaky grilled salmon, and stacked with cabbage, cheese, and a tangy avocado salsa!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 26 minutes



  • lbssalmon,boneless, skinned, sliced into 3 equal portions
  • 1tbspolive oil,plus more for grill
  • 1tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 1tspancho chili powder
  • ¾tspground cumin
  • ¾tsponion powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tspground coriander
  • ½tspsalt,then more to taste
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper

For Avocado Salsa:

  • 2medium avocados,ripe but semi firm, peeled, cored and diced
  • cupsmall red onion,diced, run under cool water and drain
  • 3tbspcilantro,chopped
  • 1jalapeno,seeded, minced
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Serving:

  • 8corn tortillas,6-inch, warmed
  • 2cupsred cabbage,or green, thinly sliced
  • ½cupcotija cheese,crumbled



  1. Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, ancho chili powder, cumin, onion powder, paprika, coriander, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Evenly rub the mixture over both sides of salmon.

  3. Brush the grill lightly with oil, place salmon on the grill, and cook for about 3 minutes per side, rotating once halfway through cooking, until cooked through.

Avocado Salsa:

  1. In a mixing bowl, gently toss together the diced avocado, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

To Assemble:

  1. Break the salmon into small portions and layer over the center of tacos, add cabbage, avocado salsa, and Cotija cheese.

  2. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 767.04kcal
  • Fat: 50.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.41g
  • Fiber: 11.97g
  • Sugar: 3.69g
  • Protein: 43.81g
  • Cholesterol: 108.55mg
  • Sodium: 964.98mg
  • Calcium: 229.56mg
  • Potassium: 1419.33mg
  • Iron: 2.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 88.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.03mg
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