Blackened Salmon Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup
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These tacos are anything but boring. They are extremely colorful and full of nutrients.  And, you won’t even know it because they taste so good! These are a great way to get in omega-3 essential fatty acids (heart-healthy fats), and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming 8 ounces of fish per week. This recipe makes 4 tacos, 2 for now, 2 for lunch tomorrow!

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted corn
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • 8 ounces salmon
  • 4 purple corn tortillas

Directions

  1. Combine roasted corn, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper and chill, if desired.
  2. Preheat cast iron skillet and coat bottom of pan with cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle jerk seasoning on salmon and cook 3-5 minutes on each side to internal temperature of at least 145°F.
  4. Once salmon is cooked, add 2 ounces of salmon to each tortilla and top with salsa.

Optional: Mix ½ cup Greek yogurt, ½ lime, juiced and a pinch of salt for an extra taco topping or serve with diced avocado.

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Deidra Nelson
Deidra Nelson, MS, RDN, LDN, is a community dietitian based in Memphis. Her nutrition philosophy focuses on finding the good in everything you eat. Read her blog at destinationmoderation.com. Follow her on Instagram.