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Salmon Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Peppers

Next time you're in the mood for tacos, consider this. Salmon! Yes, flaky seared salmon makes for a delicious variation on Taco Tuesday, or any night you want tacos, especially when served with roasted jalapeno peppers and homemade guacamole.

Salmon Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Peppers

Salmon Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Peppers


  • 8 ounces salmon – a thin salmon fillet is perfect
  • 1 teaspoon ancho powder
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Roasted jalapeno peppers, sliced, for serving
  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped + more as needed
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate

Cooking Directions

  1. Make your guacamole first. To a large bowl, add avocados and lime juice. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add cilantro and salt. Mix well.
  3. Taste and adjust for lime juice and salt.
  4. Top with pomegranate seeds and set aside until ready to use.
  5. Next, heat a pan to medium heat and add a bit of olive oil.
  6. Rub down the salmon on each side with ancho powder, paprika and cumin. Sear each side of the salmon about 3 minutes per side, or until salmon is cooked through.
  7. Rough chop the salmon and divide it between the 6 warmed corn tortillas.
  8. Top with pomegranate guacamole and slices of roasted jalapeno peppers.
  9. Serve!


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