Summer Eating: Spiced Salmon Tacos, Salsa and Chipotle Mayo Recipe

This week I was feeling rather Mexican minus the sombrero. I posted a picture on my Instagram account of some salmon tacos I made during the week. Since then I’ve received so many emails asking for the recipe so here it is. I haven’t managed to nail making a corn tortilla however I will get there. In the meantime Old El Paso will do the trick!

Here is what you need ( Serves 2)

–          1 tsp garlic salt

–          2 tbsp smoked paprika

–          2 tbsp ground cumin

–          300g salmon fillets

–          6 corn tortillas (or as many as you like!) I used Old El Paso

–          1 avocado, stoned, peeled and diced

–          2 tomatoes, diced

Chipotle Mayo:

–          1 tsp chipotle paste

–          3 tbsp of lighter than light mayonnaise


–           100g cherry tomatoes, quartered

–           1 garlic clove, chopped

–           1 fat green chilli, deseeded and chopped

–           200g roasted red peppers from a jar

–           1 crustless slice bread, torn up

–           1 tbsp of red wine vinegar


  1. Turn on grill
  2. Mix the smoked paprika, cumin and garlic salt in a small bowl. Rub the spices over the salmon fillets and put them on the baking tray
  3. Place salmon under grill for 10-12 minutes until cooked through
  4. While the salmon cooks, mix the mayonnaise with the chipotle paste and set aside
  5. Mix the avocado and tomatoes in a separate bowl and chill until ready to serve
  6. For the salsa, tip the tomatoes, garlic and chilli into a food processor ( I used my blender) with the peppers, bread, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pulse to make a rough purée. Turn into a small bowl, cover with cling film and chill until ready to serve
  7. Warm the taco shells in the oven, following the pack instructions ( don’t leave them too long- they will burn quite fast). Flake the salmon and serve with the tacos, avocado/tomatoes, salsa and chipotle mayo.

This is a perfect summer dinner, super light and healthy.

Let me know what you think.






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