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Salmon Tacos with Avocado
and cilantro garlic sauce / coriander lime broccoli

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

These quick-cooking salmon tacos are great for a weeknight. The Cilantro Garlic Sauce drizzled over top really brings the flavor to this simple, fresh meal.
Smarts: Try these with any protein you'd like, or use spiced pinto beans (as in the vegetarian version of this meal).

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Cilantro Garlic Sauce:
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1/4 cup
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Miso paste, any color - 1 Tbsp (sub soy sauce)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Salmon Tacos with Avocado:
  • Salmon - 1 lb, cubed (look for skinless salmon to make it easier to chop)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Lettuce, butterhead - 2 oz, torn into large pieces
  • Avocados - 1, slices
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 12
Coriander Lime Broccoli:
  • Broccoli - 1 lb, florets
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Make cilantro garlic sauce - (Double if making Wednesday’s meal.) Roughly chop cilantro and garlic. Combine with olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, miso paste, and salt (portion for sauce). Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Broccoli - Chop broccoli into florets. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Salmon - Cube salmon. Toss with first portion of cooking oil (for tacos), paprika, salt (for tacos), and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or skillet with cooking oil (portion for broccoli) over medium-high heat. Saute for 2 minutes to get broccoli started cooking. Add water, cover pan with a lid, and steam until nearly tender, ~4 minutes. Remove cover and add ground coriander and some salt. Continue cooking until water has cooked off and broccoli is tender.
  2. Remove broccoli from heat and stir in lime juice. Set broccoli aside, covered to keep warm.
  3. Return pan to stovetop and reduce heat to medium.
  4. To heated pan, add second portion of cooking oil (for tacos) and then salmon. Let salmon sear on one side until golden brown, ~3 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the salmon and then continue cooking until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  6. Assemble tacos with tortillas, lettuce, salmon, avocados, and Cilantro Garlic Sauce. Enjoy with broccoli on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (48)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (12)

29 reviews

This sauce is to die for. I was eating spoonfuls by itself. Also we went with thin sliced cabbage instead of lettuce to get a nice crunch.

By: Jessie
Posted: Oct 15, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty and we enjoyed it. It was the first time we had salmon as a taco ingredient. We were pleasantly surprised.

By: Marnie
Posted: Oct 07, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Fantastic and relatively quick to make... The sauce packs a lot of flavor! Super good!

By: Erick
Posted: Sep 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This gets 5 stars for the sauce alone! I don’t know if I can ever make tacos without it again.

By: stephanie
Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

quick pickling onion slices in red wine vinegar in the fridge for 30 min while cooking adds some additional zing to this meal

By: Doug
Posted: Aug 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I would put this sauce on every single thing.

By: Marie
Posted: Aug 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful