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

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.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword appetizer, avocado, baked, caribbean, dinner, easy, food, healthy, homemade, indulge, Jamaican, mini, recipe, salmon, savory, spicy, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Small Tacos
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


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


  • 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


  • 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!


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.