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Delicious Blackened Salmon Tacos

These Delicious Blackened Salmon Tacos taste just like the ones you would order at your favorite restaurant but better!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, easy dinner, easy fish recipe, fish tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 248kcal


  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowl



  • 1 pound salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 ripe avocado diced
  • kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1 tomato diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice from ½ lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • juice from ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tortillas for serving



  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 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. 
  • Place salmon in hot skillet.
  • Cook about 5 minutes per side, or until coating is blackened and forms a nice crust and salmon is cooked through.
  • Flake with fork after it is cooked; set aside.

Avocado Salsa

  • In a bowl, mix together the avocado, corn, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

  • 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.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve blackened salmon on a warm tortilla and top with salsa and dressing.


  • Tortillas are not included in nutritional information


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg