Salmon Fajitas Recipe

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Nora Ray Modified: March 25, 2022
Salmon Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Salmon Fajitas

Enjoy a fiesta of flavors and freshness with this healthy salmon fajitas recipe made with crispy salmon, bell peppers, onions, tortillas, and lime!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 15 minutes



For Salmon Marinade:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tspchipotle powder
  • ½tspcumin
  • ¼tspsea salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper

For Fajita:

  • 1lbsalmon filets,boneless, skinless, roughly cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2red bell peppers,yellow, or orange, thinly sliced
  • 1small white onion,or red, thinly sliced
  • 1jalapeño,seeded, diced
  • 1tbsplime juice,fresh
  • tortillas,warm

For Toppings:

  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • cheese,shredded
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges


  1. In a large bowl or Ziplock bag, combine marinade ingredients. Add the salmon, and toss in the marinade until evenly coated. Cover or seal, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 5 hours.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers, onion, and jalapeno and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and the vegetables all begin to slightly brown on the edges.

  3. Add the lime juice and saute for an additional 1 minute, then remove from heat.

  4. Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add salmon and marinade, and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, breaking up the salmon occasionally as it cooks with a spoon or spatula.

  5. When the edges begin to look slightly crispy and browned, remove from heat.

  6. Assemble the fajitas by layering the warm tortillas with the salmon, vegetable mixture, and desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

If you buy salmon at the produce counter, ask the butcher to remove the skin for you before bringing the salmon home.


  • Calories: 362.81kcal
  • Fat: 25.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.91g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.37g
  • Fiber: 2.27g
  • Sugar: 3.79g
  • Protein: 24.33g
  • Cholesterol: 62.37mg
  • Sodium: 208.36mg
  • Calcium: 31.56mg
  • Potassium: 619.87mg
  • Iron: 1.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 105.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 92.25mg
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