Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

September 11, 2019

These Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce are the absolute perfect tacos! Packed with bold, spicy, + savory Jamaican flavors–this recipe is a sure crowd pleaser and is finger-licking goodness on a plate. Topped with a fresh avocado cilantro lime sauce, these tacos are a great reminder of all the ‘summer feels’ during any season.

Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with ya’ll. It’s such a flavorful dish and for those of you who follow Orchids + Sweet Tea regularly—you know that I’m all about flavor!

Much like these Sweet Heat BBQ Braised Rib Tacos, I can admit that these salmon ones are just as good!

While I thoroughly enjoy sharing recipes from my Southern roots as well vegan options, I definitely enjoy sharing my Jamaican roots as well. When it comes to Jamaican dishes, it’s all about the spice, meaty options, and just good ole’ flavor.

Whether it’s a delicious breakfast idea like this Creamy Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge, which I chose to make using vegan ingredients.

Perhaps, there’s this Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice which is a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice and includes bold flavors and is beautifully textured. 

This Spicy Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas recipe is a great homage to the traditional popular Jamaican dish. Made with a flavorful coconut milk base and seasoned with traditional Caribbean spices, this bowl of goodness comes packed with red kidney beans, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, red onions, dumplings, and a kick of heat for those who enjoy a bit of spiciness. Served with brown or basmati rice.

Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

These Spicy Jamaican Lentil + Quinoa Vegan Patties are truly something amazing! Wrapped in a nice parsley-infused, flaky crust, and stuffed entirely with curried lentil, quinoa, veggies, and nutritional yeast, these patties will leave you forgetting that it’s totally meat-less and convinced that vegan patties are the new ‘foodie’ favorite!

These Crispy Baked Jerk Potato Wedges are a simple side that is sure to bring your taste buds a spicy kick of flavor. With Jamaican seasonings present in every bite, these baked wedges make for the perfect summer go-to, whether it is at a BBQ, 4th of July, house party, during family meal time, or everything else in between. 

Jamaican Herbs That You Should Always Keep On Hand + Remedies:

When it comes to herbs + plants, there are so many benefits to using them, especially when used for medicinal purposes. This list of Jamaican Herbs That You Should Always Keep On Hand + their Remedies showcases many popular (and not so well-known) herbs that fight everything from colds/flus to pain to acne; traditionally used by many Jamaicans for centuries.

When it comes to other delicious taco options, these Vegan Black Bean Tacos + Avocado Basil Mango Sauce are the perfect choice.

Salmon Lover?

When it comes to these Baked Salmon Cake Balls + Rosemary Aioli, this recipe is for any die-hard fan of flavor. Packed with protein, omega fatty acids, and a ton of other great nutrients from the fresh salmon, these balls make for the perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner, especially when entertaining. 

These delicious Baked Salmon Sliders with BBQ Jerk Sauce are a must-have for the summer. They are perfectly small to act as a great appetizer for guests, a nice bite to eat for lunch, or perhaps a few good bites for dinner. Either way, these salmon sliders are loaded with flavor and spice, specifically from the BBQ Jerk sauce.

This Salad: Maple Walnut + Pecan Encrusted Salmon recipe is super refreshing, boasting of great sweet and savory flavors, and is easy to make using simple ingredients. The perfect Summer meal, but can be enjoyed during any season.

Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

OK, so back to these Jerk Salmon Tacos—they’re my newest obsession, ya’ll.

To be honest, before these, I haven’t really had tacos that included seafood, except for shrimp tacos (which I’ve tried only once).

I often felt apprehensive to even give fish tacos a try, but since taking the leap on these, I can promise you that these are my new normal. Haha.

What You’ll Love About These Tacos The Most?

Easy to make.

Super flavorful.

A great kick of spice without being overwhelming.

Minimal ingredients to create taco.

Fun meal for entire family.

Great option for gatherings.

Did I mention the burst of flavor? Haha.

Looking for Great Toppings for your Tacos?

When it comes to vegetables, there are so many benefits as we all know. While some veggies pack a greater punch when it comes to nutrients, we’ve curated a special list of our Our Top 12 Favorite Healthy Green Leafy Vegetables! Most of these are super popular while others are under utilized in many dishes. Lettuce Eat, Shall We?

Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

OK, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Season salmon with sea salt, black pepper, dried parsley, and and jerk seasoning and roast in foil paper (wrapped entirely + covered for the first 15 minutes; then uncovered for the remaining time) for about 20-30 minutes, or until cooked through.

In the meantime, make the Avocado Cilantro Lime sauce.

For Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce:

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and process until it’s nicely combined, about 10 seconds or so. **NOTE: Scrape down sides using a rubber spatula + process again if needed.**

Once cooked, remove from oven and set aside while it cools for 5 minutes before shredding or flaking into medium chunks.

To serve, lightly toast your flour tortillas, then assemble tacos by: adding your choice of greens (spinach, arugula, lettuce, etc), then shredded salmon, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and the Avocado Cilantro Lime sauce.

Repeat until all tacos are assembled.

Bon Appetite!

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Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce
Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

Jerk Salmon Tacos + Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Salmon fillets, wild
  • 3-4 Tbsps Jerk Seasoning, Store-bought or Homemade (See Notes!)

Tacos:

  • small soft flour tortillas, lightly toasted (See Notes!)
  • 1 choice of greens  (arugula, spinach, kale, lettuce, etc.)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • grape tomatoes
  • jalapeños
  • Your favorite sauce/condiment (I used Yellowbird Sauce Habanero Hot Sauce)

Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1 medium avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of a lime
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season salmon with sea salt, black pepper, dried parsley, and and jerk seasoning and roast in foil paper (wrapped entirely + covered for the first 15 minutes; then uncovered for the remaining time) for about 20-30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • In the meantime, make the Avocado Cilantro Lime sauce.

For Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and process until it's nicely combined, about 10 seconds or so. **NOTE: Scrape down sides using a rubber spatula + process again if needed.**
  • Once cooked, remove from oven and set aside while it cools for 5 minutes before shredding or flaking into medium chunks.
  • To serve, lightly toast your flour tortillas, then assemble tacos by: adding your choice of greens (spinach, arugula, lettuce, etc), then shredded salmon, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, the Avocado Cilantro Lime sauce, and your favorite sauce/condiment (I used Yellowbird Sauce Habanero Hot Sauce), optional.
  • Repeat until all tacos are assembled.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

TOASTED TORTILLAS: To lightly toast taco tortillas, preheat oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place tortillas directly on rack. Turn off oven once heated and let tortillas warm for 2 minutes. Remove from oven.
HOMEMADE JERK SEASONING: To make your own jerk seasoning, you’ll need the following. Simply mix them together in a bowl and continue recipe: 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1 Tbsp garlic powder, 2 tsps cayenne pepper, 2 tsps salt + black pepper, 2 tsps dried thyme, 2 tsps brown sugar, 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground clove, and 1/4 tsp ground cumin.
STORAGE: Place any leftover salmon or Avocado Cilantro Lime sauce in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
 

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  1. I am afraid to get obsessed with this jerk salmon tacos served with the cilantro flavored sauce. I cannot wait to try your recipe! It sounds too delicious!:)