Salmon & Avocado Tacos

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There are nights when you really want to give it your all... and there are nights when getting a healthy meal on the table in about 15 minutes is all you got left in you. I hear ya! Oh, man do I hear ya. With a husband who travels for work, there are nights when I am just trying to survive. 🙂 These salmon avocado tacos are perfect for a night like that.

 

4 servings

Ingredients

Salmon

1 lb Wild Salmon
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp REAL Salt
1 Tb Butter (if you can get European Sweet Butter..... OH MY!! So delicious)

Tortillas
8 Corn Tortillas
Toppings
1-2 Avocados (depending on how many avocado slices you enjoy!)
2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/8 cup Queso Añejo OR feta cheese
Salsa

Directions

  • Melt butter in pan.
  • Mix the salmon seasoning together in small bowl.
  • Cover salmon with seasoning mixture and massage (yes, get in there!) into salmon.
  • Set into buttered pan, skin side down.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and flip.
  • While the salmon is cooking, chop your veggies. OR Better yet, prep the veggies on Sunday night for a super quick Tuesday meal. (Ok, you can't do the avocado yet, but hey, chop up everything else and set aside in ziplock baggies!)

Warm tortillas. I admit... I buy mine! I have tortillas on my "You Have to Make List!".

Assemble. What I love about tacos is that you can assemble per each family member's tastes! That right there is a HUGE Win!!!!

Substitutions

Salmon

If you are just now starting to try seafood, Wild, Sockeye Salmon is quite fragrant with a deep, rich salmon flavor. Oh, how I love that. BUT, it's not for everyone and it can definitely be an acquired taste. So if you are in a position where you or other family members are "learning to like" salmon, I would suggest an all-natural farm-raised salmon. Farm-raised salmon is less nutrient dense, but it also has a very light flavor.

Vegetarian/Vegan Option

This would be fantastic with black beans as a substitute for the salmon. A can of black beans is a saving grace for me! Pour in a bowl, mix with cumin, heat (microwave or stove top) and done! High-quality protein and loads of fiber.

 

Nutrient-Density

Wild Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse:
• Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids
• High quality protein
• Fat soluble vitamins—A, D and E
• Water soluble vitamins—Vitamin B and B6
• Minerals— Iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus

Avocado
Healthy Fats- Oleic acid- can reduce inflammation 7, 8, 9, 10
Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E

Veggie Toppings
Add as many as you can possibly top your taco with to add more antioxidants and more vitamins/minerals.

Salmon Avocado Tacos
Salmon Avocado Tacos

Salmon & Avocado Tacos

October 26, 2016

There are nights when you really want to give it your all... and there are nights when getting a healthy meal on the table in about 15 minutes is all you got left in you. I hear ya! Oh, man do I hear ya. With a husband who travels for work, there are nights when I am just trying to survive. 🙂 These tacos are perfect for a night like that.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

Salmon

1 lb Wild Salmon

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Chili powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp REAL Salt

1 Tb Butter (if you can get European Sweet Butter..... OH MY!! So delicious)

Tortillas

8 Corn Tortillas

Toppings

1-2 Avocados (depending on how many avocado slices you enjoy!)

2 tomatoes chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/8 cup Queso Añejo OR feta cheese

Salsa

Directions

1Melt butter in pan.

2Mix the salmon seasoning together in small bowl.

3Cover salmon with seasoning mixture and massage (yes, get in there!) into salmon.

4Set into buttered pan, skin side down.

5Cook for 5 minutes and flip.

6While the salmon is cooking, chop your veggies. OR Better yet, prep the veggies on Sunday night for a super quick Tuesday meal. (Ok, you can't do the avocado yet, but hey, chop up everything else and set aside in ziplock baggies!)

7Warm tortillas. I admit... I buy mine! I have tortillas on my "You Have to Make List!".

8Assemble. What I love about tacos is that you can assemble per each family member's tastes! That right there is a HUGE Win!!!!

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