Delicious Blackened Salmon Tacos

I recently ordered the salmon tacos from one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and it tasted so good that I decided to go home and make some myself!  These are easy to make but taste just as good as the ones I had at the restaurant!

Delicious Blackened Salmon Tacos

25 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Avocado Salsa:
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cilantro Ranch Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tortillas, for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, chili powder, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper.  Combine remaining salmon ingredients and rub on the outside of the salmon. 
  3. Place salmon in hot skillet.
  4. Cook about 5 minutes per side, or until coating is blackened and forms a nice crust and salmon is cooked through.
  5. Flake with fork after it is cooked;set aside.
  6. Avocado Salsa:
  7. In a bowl, mix together the avocado, corn, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Cilantro Ranch Dressing:
  9. Add yogurt, mayo, buttermilk, lime, garlic, green onions, cilantro, salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add more buttermilk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Serve blackened salmon on a warm tortilla and top with salsa and dressing.



158 cal


13 g


9 g


2 g
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11 Responses to “Delicious Blackened Salmon Tacos”

  1. Heather
    This recipe was a huge hit for my husband and me tonight. We had cod on hand so we used it instead of the salmon and it was outstanding. Very clean and fresh. I could eat these every night. And, I will definitely make them with salmon next time but its good to know you can substitute it out if you need to - I bet it would probably be great with shrimp as well. Thanks so much. Yum!

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