Spicy Salmon Tacos with Yogurt Crema


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Spicy Salmon Tacos with Yogurt Crema

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    This seafood dish has it all: farm-raised salmon, smoky-sweet chipotle, crunchy veggies and creamy yogurt.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    4 (4-oz.) farm-raised Atlantic salmon portions, about 3/4 in. thick
    2 tbsp. Full Circle Market organic light-colored agave nectar, divided
    2 canned chipotle peppers, plus 2 tsp. adobo sauce
    1 tbsp. water
    1 tbsp. smoked paprika
    1 clove(s) garlic
    ½ c. thinly shredded red cabbage
    ½ c. shredded carrot
    3 tbsp. diagonally sliced green onion
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish
    3 tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt, divided
    ½ c. Hy-Vee plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    2 tsp. lime zest
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground cumin
    8 (6-in.) Hy-Vee enchilada-size white corn tortillas, toasted
    Thinly sliced radishes, for garnish
    Lime wedges, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Paper towels
    • Mini food processor
    • Medium bowl
    • Small bowl
    • Large grill pan or skillet


    1. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Place 1 Tbsp. agave nectar, chipotle peppers plus adobo sauce, water, paprika and garlic in a mini food processor. Cover and pulse 10 to 12 times or until mixture is a smooth paste. Set half of the chipotle mixture aside. Brush remaining chipotle mixture on both sides of salmon. Let stand for 10 minutes.


    2. For slaw, place cabbage, carrot, green onion and 2 Tbsp. cilantro in a medium bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. lime juice, remaining 1 Tbsp. agave nectar and 1/4 tsp. salt. Toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

    3. For yogurt crema, stir together yogurt, lime zest, cumin, remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice and 1/4 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

    4. Preheat a large grill pan or skillet over medium-low heat. Remove pan from heat; generously spray with nonstick spray. Return pan to heat. Add salmon; cook over medium-low to medium heat for 6 to 10 minutes or until salmon reaches 145 degrees, turning halfway through. Transfer salmon to a cutting board. Loosely cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

    5. Brush reserved chipotle mixture on salmon. Flake salmon into large pieces using 2 forks.

    6. To serve, top tortillas with slaw mixture and salmon. Drizzle with yogurt-crema. Garnish with radishes and additional cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

    Nutrition facts


    430 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 16g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 450mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 39g
    • Protein: 31g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 80%
    Potassium 15%