Skip to main content UVA Health logo of UVA Health
Healthy Balance

Salmon Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

a plate of salmon tacos with lime garnishes

These healthy salmon tacos are full of color, great flavor, and good-for-you nutrients. They’re a great way to have a high-protein dinner with immune-boosting vitamin C and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 500
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 102mg
  • Sodium: 493mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 37g



Yogurt Sauce




  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the coffee, brown sugar, cumin, cilantro, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the olive oil and stir.
  3. Brush the coffee mixture over the salmon.
  4. Broil the salmon, skin side down, for 8 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Remove from the heat and break the fillets into chunks.

Yogurt Sauce

  1. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, jalapeño, hot sauce, lime juice, lime zest, and honey.
  2. Add salt and black pepper to taste.


  1. Fill the taco shells with the salmon.
  2. Top the salmon with the yogurt sauce, cabbage, and cilantro.
  3. Serve with lime wedges.

Copyright 2021 © Baldwin Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Health eCooking® is a registered trademark of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Cook eKitchen™ is a designated trademark of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein without the express approval of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. is strictly prohibited.

Subscribe for Updates

Get stories & health tips every week