Salmon Tacos with Avocado Ranch

These Salmon Tacos are not only easy to make, but they are also delicious! Top with a homemade avocado ranch dressing and pair with a craft beer for a great light dinner.

Salmon Tacos paired with craft beer and avocado ranch dressing

We are just getting back from a H-O-T end of school year vacation to Florida. Ugh. While it has been cooler here lately in Michigan, I will not complain about it after spending a week there.

When we got home it was finally feeling like summer so to celebrate I’m making salmon tacos with fresh tomatoes, creamy avocado ranch, and crispy tortillas. This meal was giving me ALL the warm weather feels.

Close up of a salmon fish tacos drizzled with homemade avocado ranch

What beer pairs well with Salmon Tacos?

The beer: Local’s Light from Short’s Brewing.

For this taco and craft beer pairing ‘light’ meets ‘light’. A subtle beer that’s perfect for a summer afternoon then transitions perfectly to enjoy with this seafood taco recipe.

What to watch while eating tacos?

Season 3 of Claws just started! If you aren’t watching this show, you are missing out. It also works well with this Mitten Movie Night because it’s set in Florida.

Three tacos on a plate with an avocado ranch dressing on the side

How to Make Salmon Tacos:

Start by preparing the salmon. Lay the salmon out and sprinkle with a mixture of chili pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika and cumin.

Salmon fillets on a cutting board sprinkled with seasoning

Next, cook the salmon in a frying pan with 2 tsp olive oil, skin side facing up. Fry for 3-5 minutes, then flip. Cook an addition 3-5 minutes.

Remove from pan and flake the salmon by using two forks.

How to make Avocado Ranch Dressing:

In a food processor add the skinned and pitted avocado, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, onion powder, white vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Pulse the ingredients adding a light stream of olive oil until you get the consistency that you like. I used about 2 tsp of olive oil as I like it to thicker.

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Crisp the flour tortillas over an open flame if you wish. Serve with chopped tomatoes, red onions, and a side of re-fried beans and here you are….

Delicious Salmon Tacos with a side of refried beans and avocado ranch

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Salmon Tacos
Salmon Tacos with Avocado Ranch are so easy to make they will be on your dinner list all summer long. Pairs well with a light lager beer and warm weather.
Salmon Tacos paired with craft beer and avocado ranch dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Salmon Tacos
Avocado Ranch Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Salmon Tacos
Avocado Ranch Dressing
Salmon Tacos paired with craft beer and avocado ranch dressing
Instructions
Salmon Tacos
  1. Start by preparing the salmon. Lay the salmon out and sprinkle with a mixture of chili pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and cumin.
  2. Cook the salmon in a frying pan with 2 tsp olive oil. Fry for 3-5 minutes, then flip. Cook an addition 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from pan and flake the salmon by using two forks.
Avocado Ranch Dressing
  1. In a food processor add the skinned and pitted avocado, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, onion powder, white vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pulse the ingredients adding a light stream of olive oil until you get the consistency that you like.
  3. Crisp the flour tortillas over an open flame if you wish. Serve with chopped tomatoes, red onions, and a side of refried beans. Enjoy!

Comments

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    Carissa
    July 31, 2019

    SO amazing! This really takes fish tacos to another level. Avocado ranch dressing is such a great compliment.

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      July 31, 2019

      Thank you Carissa, yes the Avocado Ranch is a great addition.

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    Jen
    July 31, 2019

    Erin, i made these tacos and LOVED them! On whim, my husband brought home some salmon and we had most of the taco ingredients. First time doing fish tacos. Will def make again!

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      July 31, 2019

      Wonderful, Jen! I’m so glad you liked them and will be making them again.

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    Andrea Metlika
    July 31, 2019

    Your taco shells look so thin and perfect to pair with the salmon.

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      July 31, 2019

      Thank you, Andrea! Flour tortillas are the perfect vehicle for the salmon.

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    Caitlyn Erhardt
    July 31, 2019

    Loving the sound of this avocado ranch and salmon tacos! This is def perfect for a taco Tuesday!

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      July 31, 2019

      Yes to all the tacos on Taco Tuesday! Thank you, Caitlyn.

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    Gloria
    July 31, 2019

    We LOVE LOVE LOVE tacos. Fish tacos are the BEST. Such a fun meal for the weekend. Perfect for entertaining.

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      Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten
      August 6, 2019

      I agree, Gloria! Perfect to whip up when guests visit.

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