Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Ingredients (serves four):

  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. chipotle pepper powder (or less depending on your spice preference)
  • 1 lb. salmon- skin removed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3⁄4 cup low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime for zest and juice
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Additional toppings (optional): thinly sliced red cabbage, chopped red onions, fresh cilantro


Preparation:

  1. Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chipotle powder in a small bowl to create seasoning mix.
  2. Season both sides of salmon with seasoning mix.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-low heat. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add salmon when the skillet is hot and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side (until cooked through).
  4. To make the cilantro lime crema, use a food processor to blend Greek yogurt, cilantro leaves, lime juice and zest, and a dash of salt until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In another skillet, heat the corn tortillas until warm. (Approximately 1 minute on each side on high heat).
  6. Top each tortilla with the cooked salmon, desired fixings, the cilantro lime crema, and enjoy!


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