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The perfect healthy twist on the original fish tacos! These Southwestern Grilled Salmon Tacos are bursting with flavor and topped with fresh pineapple salsa and a Chipotle Lime Crema! Addicting! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Southwestern Grilled Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 10-12
  • Category: Gluten Free, Seafood, Grilling, Easy Healthy Recipes

Ingredients

Southwestern Grilled Salmon:

  • 1.5 lbs. salmon, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 pineapple, cut into small dices (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Chipotle Crema:

  • 5.5 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 1 medium chipotle pepper (in adobe sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Tacos:

  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 10-12 lettuce cups (boston lettuce, bibb lettuce, or butter lettuce)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Next, in a small bowl add diced pineapple, red pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Gently toss to incorporate all the ingredients. set aside.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high heat.
  4. In a small bowl add garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, sea salt, and ground pepper. Stir together.
  5. Pat the salmon dry and season one side of the salmon, making sure to gently rub the mixture in.
  6. Place the salmon on the grill seasoned side down. Grill for 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon releases from the grill. Flip and cook the salmon another 4-5 minutes. Remove from the grill and gently fork the salmon apart into chunks.
  7. Serve the salmon on a lettuce cup, topped with pineapple salsa, avocado slices, and the Chipotle Crema.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tacos
  • Calories: 338
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 994 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg