Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa


An easy-to-make slaw served on the side of these salmon tacos makes for a filling and fast weeknight dinner. If you prefer more heat in these fish tacos, simply add a pinch or two of chipotle chile powder or cayenne with the chili powder.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) salmon fillet

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 (9 ounce) package coleslaw mix (5 cups)

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed (see Tip)

  • ¾ cup purchased pineapple salsa (see Ingredient Note)

  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

  • Hot sauce for serving


  1. Arrange oven rack in upper third of oven so salmon will be 2 to 3 inches below heat source. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay salmon on the foil, skin-side down. Broil, rotating the pan from front to back once, until the salmon is starting to brown, is opaque on the sides and the thinner parts of the fillet are sizzling, 5 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness.

  3. Sprinkle the salmon with chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil and brush with a heatproof brush to moisten the spices. Return to the oven and continue broiling until the salmon just flakes and the spices are browned, 1 to 2 minutes more

  4. Meanwhile, toss coleslaw mix with lime juice, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  5. Flake the salmon, discarding skin. Divide the salmon among tortillas and top with salsa. Serve with the coleslaw and garnish with cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.


Tip: To warm tortillas, wrap stack of tortillas in foil. Set on the bottom rack of the oven to warm while the broiler is on. Alternatively, wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.

Ingredient Note: Pineapple salsa can be found with refrigerated tortillas and guacamole in the deli section of large supermarkets. If you can't find it fresh, it will be with the jarred salsas. Go with a brand that has less than 80 mg sodium per serving (like Dessert Pepper Trading Company's Pineapple Salsa) and is made without added sugar or with added sugar further down on the ingredient list. The further down it is, the less there is.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g 51%
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Vitamin A 578IU 12%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 693mg 30%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 547mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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