Grilled Salmon Tacos

Need a break from traditional beef tacos? Try these salmon tacos for a heart-healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. They're bursting with tender potatoes, a lime-flavored green salsa, and lots of fresh cilantro in each bite.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets

  • 8 ounces medium round red or white potatoes, cubed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 cup purchased green salsa

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 12 (6 inch) or 16 (4 inch) corn tortillas, warmed according to package directions

  • ½ cup light dairy sour cream

  • 1 wedge Lime wedges


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Cook potatoes in a covered small saucepan in enough boiling salted water to cover about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.

  2. Combine chile pepper, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure thickness of fish. Sprinkle chile powder mixture evenly over both sides of each fish fillet; rub in with your fingers. Place fish on greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. If desired, cover grill grate with foil before placing fish. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling time. Cool slightly. Break fish into chunks.

  3. Stir together salsa, lime juice, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add potatoes, fish, scallions, and cilantro; toss gently to coat.

  4. Divide fish mixture among tortillas. Top with sour cream; fold tortillas. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Vitamin A 906IU 18%
Vitamin C 18mg 19%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 75mg 18%
Potassium 659mg 14%

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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