Char-grilled Salmon Tacos with Guacamole

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
Ingredients 12
Difficulty Easy
Servings 10

These salmon tacos make getting our ‘recommended 2-3 serves per week’ of fish in a tasty highlight dish of the week. Filled with nutritious omega 3 oils, protein and vegetables this salmon taco dish is a very satisfying and well balanced meal.

Char-grilled Salmon Tacos with Guacamole

Ingredients

500g boneless, skinless salmon fillets

1 tbs reduced salt taco seasoning

1 tbs canola oil

2 fresh corn cobs, husks removed

1 large red capsicum, roughly chopped

250g packet (10) mini light tortillas

1 large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 1 tbs lime juice

2 green shallots, thinly sliced

2 tbs chopped fresh coriander

10 small lettuce leaves (baby cos, butter or oakleaf)

lime wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Cut salmon into 2cm thick strips. Sprinkle with taco seasoning to coat lightly.
  2. Heat a char-grill plate or barbecue flat plate and brush lightly with oil. Add corn and capsicum. Cook, turning occasionally until lightly charred (approximately 3-5 minutes for capsicum and 8-10 minutes for corn). Remove. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Add salmon strips to char-grill or barbecue. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and just cooked through. Remove. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Heat tortillas as directed on packet.
  5. To make guacamole, roughly mash avocado with lime juice in a small bowl. Stir in shallots and coriander.
  6. Cut corn kernels from cobs.
  7. Top warm tortillas with lettuce leaves, corn, capsicum and flaked salmon. Add a dollop of guacamole and fold in half to serve. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy (kJ) 1240
Protein (g) 15.7
Fat  – Total (g) 15.6
–  Saturated fat (g) 3.4
Carbohydrate – Total (g) 20.5
Fibre (g) 5.0
Sodium (mg) 267

 

Dietitian notes:

All Australians are recommended to enjoy 2-3 serves of fish per week,  including oily fish such as salmon. Consuming this amount of fish per week will help to provide the 250-500 milligrams of marine-sourced omega-3 oils (EPA and DHA) per day required for good heart health. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/main/Programs/PRO-169_Fish_and_seafood_position_statement.pdf

 

Provider acknowledgement

Recipe and image Sourced from Healthy Kids at www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au

 

Disclaimer: The above recipe meets Diabetes NSW & ACT nutrient criteria. However, the opinions expressed on the Healthy Kids website do not necessarily reflect the views of Diabetes NSW & ACT.

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as needed. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised advice.