Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Seared salmon fish tacos topped with a lightened up version of creamy avocado crema.
Three fish tacos with avocado sauce on a cutting boardThis post is sponsored and written in partnership with the California Avocado Commission.

San Diego is known for their fish tacos, so it’s about time I shared some more fish taco recipes on the blog!

Since it’s been a particularly warm July, I’ve tried to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. So instead of frying the fish, I just did a simple pan sear on the salmon. The fish is then topped with a red cabbage slaw and avocado crema.
fish tacos garnished with avocado suace, red cabbage, and jalapenos

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Crema is usually made with Mexican sour cream, but since California avocados are already so rich and creamy, I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead. It’s healthier but still really delicious.

I added a little jalapeño to the sauce as well to give it a mildly spicy kick. But if you are making this for kids, you can leave out the jalapeño.
Fish tacos on a cutting board garnished with avocado sauce

Salmon Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 tacos
Seared salmon fish tacos served with a creamy avocado crema sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 8 corn tortillas lightly warmed under an open flame
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 limes cut into 4 wedges each
  • cilantro for garnish

Red Cabbage Slaw

  • ¼ head of red cabbage shredded
  • 1 large carrot peeled and shredded
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ to 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ to 1 tbsp honey

Avocado Crema

  • 1 large ripe avocado skin and pit removed
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt see note
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ of a jalapeño de-seeded and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. To make the cabbage slaw, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard and honey and whisk together. Taste and adjust as needed.
  2. To make the crema, add avocado, yogurt, lime, jalapeño, salt and pepper into a high powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium-high heat. Add fish fillets and season with a little salt and pepper. (You may need to cook the fish in 2 batches if your skillet is not big enough.) Cook fish a few minutes on both sides until fish is cooked and has a golden brown sear on both sides. If your pan starts to get too dry, you can add a little more oil before the second batch of fish fillets.
  4. To build the tacos, add fish to corn tortilla. Top with slaw, avocado crema, and cilantro. Squeeze more lime juice on top if desired.

Notes:

Crema is usually made with Mexican sour cream, but since California avocados are already so rich and creamy, I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead. It’s healthier but still really delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.8g 29%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.6g
Cholesterol 58.8mg 20%
Sodium 484.8mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 38.8g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 32.2g 64%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 15%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Salmon Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema Sauce

2 comments on “Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce”

  1. Yes. Please. These look SO good! Fish tacos are one of my fave summer recipes- like having vacation for dinner!

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