Salmon Tacos with Guacamole

I’ve been busy again going through my stack of stashed/saved recipes torn over the years from magazines.  When I came across this salmon tacos with guacamole recipe, I knew immediately it would be a dish both Mr. Right and I would like.  The lime and cilantro combine to give it a really fresh flavor.  This is another winner.  If you want to simplify the process, buy pre-made guacamole rather than making your own from scratch.

 Salmon Tacos


(source – Family Circle magazine)


Serves 4

 2 teaspoons olive oil

1/8  teaspoon pepper


1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ripe avocado


1 teaspoon lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

1 pound salmon (4 four-ounce fillets)

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika


8 small corn tortillas

1/2 cup cilantro-lime yogurt (recipe below)


Pat salmon dry and place on a foil-lined baking sheet and rub with olive oil, paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or till fish flakes easily.

Meanwhile, make guacamole by combining avocado, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  If you use, store-bought guacamole, skip this step, and relax while the salmon bakes. (;


Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in the oven for a few minutes.

To assemble, flake salmon into large pieces, leaving skin on foil.  Spread guacamole and cilantro-lime yogurt onto warmed tortillas.  Top with salmon and fold over.  May be topped with a spritz of lime juice and some chopped cilantro.


Cilantro-Lime Yogurt


Combine 1  container (6 ounce) plain Greek yogurt with l teaspoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon lime zest, and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt.


I served this recipe with a side of rice and this for dessert.

Take care.