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Spicy Salmon Tacos

Whenever we see a recipe titled “spicy [insert food here]”, we just can’t help but say it à la Jim Carrey in The Mask: That’s a spicy meat-a-ball!  We recently cooked up some fish tacos in our test kitchen that had a perfectly balanced spice. We’re talking tangy, sweet salsa, filled with apples, peppers, and jalapeño. This particular fish taco dish has a remarkable range of flavors that may give your taste buds the urge to play a mean round of ping-pong, bouncing between sweet and spicy (but always delicious!)

Spicy Fish Tacos

Chels and Sues, the lovely ladies behind We Are Not Martha, created a delectable recipe that we tweaked to fit our ingredients and taste. The original recipe calls for mayo, but since we’re swap-a-holics, we jazzed this dish up with some CHO!

Spicy Salmon Tacos

2 Tbsp Plain 0% Chobani Greek yogurt
2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp chile powder
2 tsp fresh orange zest
2 tsp sugar
1 lb skinless wild Alaskan salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 tortillas (we used corn)
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 avocado

for salsa:

1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 ripe tomato, diced
1/2 small red bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, deseeded and finely diced (optional)
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper to taste
fresh chopped cilantro (optional)


1. Prepare the salsa by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside to let flavors intensify.

2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt with the lime juice, season with salt and pepper, and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the chile powder, orange zest, and sugar. Rub each piece of salmon with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and then with the chile–orange zest mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.

3. Heat the tortillas in a low oven until they are softened and heated through.

4. Heat a grill pan, then season the salmon with salt and grill over high heat until nicely browned and just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side. Gently break each piece of salmon in half. Spread some sliced, mashed avocado on the warm tortillas and top with the salmon. Finish with salsa and a drizzle of the yogurt sauce and serve immediately!

Spicy Fish Tacos

Spicy Fish Tacos