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salmon tacos served with lime wedges, avocado and sour cream on a plate

Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

Jen Sim
Brighten up your dinnertime with these delightful, sweet and spicy Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa! They are surprisingly easy to make and are ready in less than 30 minutes. Add this delicious salmon taco recipe to your next summer menu and serve at gatherings, parties or as a light lunch/dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: blackened salmon tacos with mango salsa, Fish Tacos, Mango salsa, Salmon Tacos, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Author: Jen Sim


  • Chefs knife
  • chopping board


  • ½ a whole salmon fillet
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp of ancho and chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp of marjoram
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 10-12 Tortillas
  • Sour cream

Mango Salsa

  • 1 large mango diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ½ or 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • ½ red onion diced
  • A bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven at 225C/450F.
  • Marinade: Add ancho and chipotle powder, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, marjoram, salt to taste and lime juice to a bowl. Mix until well combined. The mixture should form a paste.
  • Marinate salmon: Rub the spicy marinade on the flesh of salmon fillet and make sure it is fully covered. Lightly grease an oven rack and place salmon skin side down on the grill. Grill for 8-12 minutes or until done.
  • Mango salsa: As the salmon cooks, peel avocado and mango then remove the seeds. Dice avocado, mango, red bell peppers, red onions, jalapeno peppers and add to a medium sized bowl. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice to taste. Stir until well combined. Option to add roughly chopped cilantro at this point or later.
  • Assemble: Add a few drops of oil to a pan and heat a tortilla for a few minutes on both sides. Repeat this step for all of the tortillas. Then, fill tortillas with


Top Tips:
  • Salmon: For this recipe,  you don't want to overcook the salmon so make sure you keep an eye on them as they cook. Overcooking the salmon will result in a dry fish.
  • Mango salsa: Use fresh ingredients to make the mango salsa. The mangoes and avocados should be ripe and firm enough to be chopped into chunks. Overripe mangoes or avocados can be difficult to work with you and should be avoided.
  • Salsa alternative: If you are not a fan of mangoes or don't have any to hand then use pineapples instead.
  • Alternatives: You can also customize fish tacos with your favorite ingredients/fish to suit your personal taste and preference. For example, skip the jalapenos if you don't want a spicy mango salsa. In addition, you can also swap salmon with beef, chicken and shrimp if you want to try something different.